Museum Events

All programs and events are free unless otherwise noted.

Coming up. . .


7 – 11 Monday – Friday | 1 – 4 pm
Grades 3-5 Wild About Writing Camp I
Campers will spend a week exploring the museum to find inspiration by examining genres of writing, using the museum collection to spur creativity, and developing their vision. There are no borders or boundaries when you escape into the wild and let your imagination take control. 
Grades 6-8 Wild about Writing Camp II 
Campers will explore the museum collections using all they see, hear, and experience to create untamed, creative writing pieces, and inspire younger campers to do the same. At the conclusion of the week, guests are invited to join campers in the Wild about Writing Camps I and II in a celebration showcasing their work. Laptops, tablets, and iPads are welcome but not required.    
Together, writing teachers Felicia Gray and Rena Dossett will guide both groups of young writers in letting their imaginations roam free. In partnership with the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities.  Open to all 3rd-8th grade students. To register, visit Cost: $150 (scholarships available)    

12 Saturday | Noon
Docent's Choice Tour: Renaissance to Romanticism to Realism

An evolutionary journey via select works representing major periods in art history from about 1400 through the 19th Century.

16 Wednesday | Noon
Lunch and Learn: Intern Presentations
Hear from current interns about recent projects and learn about museum developments.

View the complete calendar for Spring in our current Art Words Newsletter

Continuing Events

Special Late Hours
The museum will be open for extended hours on occasional Thursdays or Fridays. Everyone is welcome. See the calendar above for more information about dates and events.

Every first and third Tuesday of the month | Noon 

Art High at Noon 
Join a docent for a comparative tour of selected works of art.

Meditation in the Museum 
The last hour of the weekday is reserved for quiet time and self-guided meditation at the David Owsley Museum of Art; however, visitors are welcome to do so at any time. Note: Occasional evening events will limit access. Presented in partnership with Ball State Working Well.

Sketching in the Galleries 

Supplies provided. Please stop at the front desk for pencil, sketch boards, paper, and instructions. Sketching (using dry materials) welcome in the galleries at other times, too. Note: Occasional evening events will limit access.

Programs are subject to change without notice.

* Prospective Alliance members free; Alliance members $10 plus $8 for lunch.

Drop-in tours, including Art High at Noon and Docent’s Choice, are limited to 15 people. Tour sign-up may be required to accommodate visitors. We thank you for your understanding.

The cost to join the David Owsley Museum of Art Alliance is $25 for Friends museum members, and starts at $50 for non-members. Please call 765-285-5242 for additional information.

David Owsley Museum of Art
2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Fine Arts Building, Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306

Hours: Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5242
Fax: 765-285-4003
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