Recurring Events

Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom is an annual event and exhibition celebrating the David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) through innovative floral interpretations created by the region’s top floral designers. The Friday opening reception is a fundraiser supporting the museum’s programs and acquisitions, and the free, public exhibition is displayed throughout the weekend.

Final Friday

Local emcees introduce PechaKucha talks related to the night’s theme that highlight what is creative and cool about Muncie and the surrounding area. In PechaKucha, presenters have 20 slides for 20 seconds each to explain their idea, business, project, research, or whatever else they are passionate about. Stay to enjoy music by DJ Janell, refreshments, cash bar, an artist demonstration, art, and more.

Final Friday occurs in September, October, March, and April.

Meditation Collage
Most Fridays – 3:30 p.m.

Meet in front of the Amida Buddha (Chinese and Japanese Gallery).

Free and open to the public. Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. RSVPs are not necessary; simply stop by. A towel, blanket, or yoga mat is recommended.

Presented by the Ball State University Counseling Center and George Wolfe with the support of the David Owsley Museum of Art.

Fall 2017 topics:
  • September 8: Meditation as the 4th state of consciousness with Dr. George Wolfe
  • September 15: Guided meditation for relieving stress with the Counseling Center
  • September 22: Mindfulness for academic success with the Counseling Center
  • October 6: Coloring your stress away with the Counseling Center
  • October 13: Entering the state of non-desire with Dr. George Wolfe
  • October 20: Compassion: improving your relationship with self and others with the Counseling Center
  • October 27: The role of thoughts in meditation with Dr. George Wolfe
  • November 3: The heart and the experience of surrender with Dr. George Wolfe
  • November 10: Awakening your faculties of insight and realization  with Dr. George Wolfe
  • November 17: Guided meditation with music with the Counseling Center
  • December 1: Channeling your creativity into mindfulness practice with the Counseling Center
  • December 8: TBD with Dr. George Wolfe


Docent's Choice Tours

A docent is a volunteer who can lead guided tours at the museum.


This year's featured themes were developed by Dr. Lara Kuykendall's AHS 450 Museum Theory and Practice students in partnership with DOMA for the DOMA Project App 

(available for free download from GooglePlay or iTunes for your smart device).


Docent’s Choice Tours are available most Saturdays during the academic year at 2:30 pm.

A museum host and docent will also be available for the hour beforehand to welcome visitors and answer questions.


Meet in Sculpture Court.
This is a free event.


Fall 2017 topics:
  • September 9 – The Abstract
  • September 16 – Politics
  • September 23 – Fashion
  • September 30 – Geology
  • October 7 – No tour due to Fall Break
  • October 14 – Religion
  • October 21 – Strength
  • October 28 – Creatures
  • November 4 – Battles
  • November 11 – Sexuality and Romance
  • November 18 – Ceremony and Ritual
  • November 25 – No tour due to Thanksgiving Recess
  • December 2 – Tranquility

Community Day

Community Day is a great way for families with children to explore and engage with the David Owsley Museum of Art. This daylong event features hands-on activities, demonstrations, and crafts designed with children in mind. Community Day is held once a year and is often scheduled in association with special exhibitions.

Admission is free. 

Lectures Collage
Petty Memorial Lectures

The generosity of the Edmund F. Petty Memorial Fund supports periodic talks by visiting artists and scholars.

First Person

First Person provides visitors a unique opportunity to hear firsthand from professionals involved in the development of the exhibitions at the David Owsley Museum of Art. These informal talks are approximately 30 to 45 minutes long and are held during Ball State's fall and spring semesters.

Admission is free.

Upcoming Events

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David Owsley Museum of Art

2021 W. Riverside Ave.
Fine Arts Building, Ball State University
Muncie , IN 47306

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.