The Friends of the David Owsley Museum of Art, organized more than 40 years ago, is a group of people dedicated to supporting and enhancing the museum's activities.

The organization supports the acquisitions program, making possible the continued growth of the collection. It also plays a large role in promoting the museum to the Ball State and Muncie-area communities.

The David Owsley Museum of Art has a long and distinguished history. It has taken a leadership role in the visual arts since the university’s founding in 1918, and the Friends of the Museum ensure that it will remain a vital part of the community's cultural offerings. The group’s advisory council meets at 4 p.m. on the second Monday of every other month, from September through May.

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Membership applications for the Friends of the David Owsley Museum of Art are available at the museum's information desk, or download the form below.

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For information about the Friends of the David Owsley Museum of Art, contact Shannon Bryan.

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The David Owsley Museum of Art Alliance was formed to stimulate public interest and participation in the museum's collection, exhibitions, and programs.

Alliance members participate in educational meetings, luncheons, and trips, and volunteer with events and programs at the museum. The Alliance also assists in increasing the museum's revenues for operation and the acquisition of works of art. Funds raised are used for the acquisition of works of art, conservation, and other museum projects.

To join the Alliance, you must first be a member of Friends of the Museum. The Art Alliance fee is an additional $25. There are additional costs for the monthly luncheons, trips, and some programs.

Download the membership form below and send it to the Ball State University Foundation.

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