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Summer Exhibition at DOMA

Contributed by: Rachel Buckmaster
Published: Wednesday, 24 May 2017 9:00 AM
NEW ACQUISITIONS 2017
May 19 – September 10, 2017
An exhibition of recently acquired works of art for the David Owsley Museum of Art highlights the medium of photography.

The selection showcases a substantial donation of contemporary photographs from a consortium of artists that includes several university professors. The total gift of 42 photographs by 13 artists is part of a much larger philanthropic campaign called The Museum Project. Established in 2012 by Robert von Sternberg and Darryl Curran, The Museum Project has donated more than 5,000 prints to public and university museums across the United States. The David Owsley Museum of Art is honored to join this group’s effort to enrich the photographic collections at American institutions ranging from the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings, Montana.

The photos on display represent a wide variety of genres or types, including conceptual, landscape, figural, portrait, and historical subjects by Barry Anderson, Robert Fichter, Kenda North, Sheila Pinkel, Bonnie Schiffman. Robert von Sternberg, Melanie Walker, Todd Walker, and Nancy Webber. In addition to The Museum Project acquisitions, the current exhibition also features two industrial landscapes by Gunther Cartwright, a professor emeritus at the Rochester Institute of Technology with ties to Muncie.

The diversity of these images demonstrates the museum’s commitment to offering examples of a wide range of photographic styles and techniques in its teaching collection.



About the David Owsley Museum of Art
2021 W. Riverside Avenue in the Fine Arts Building
bsu.edu/artmuseum
Muncie's Gateway to the World of Art

Our newest galleries exhibit more than 500 works of art from China, Japan, India, Africa, and the Pacific Islands, as well as from Native American, Mesoamerican, and South American cultures. Together with the existing galleries of European and American art, they represent major world civilizations on six continents.

Admission to the David Owsley Museum of Art is free and open to the public year-round.

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

The David Owsley Museum of Art cultivates lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through its collection of original works of art from around the world. DOMA is located in the heart of Ball State University's Old Quad. Housed in the Fine Arts Building, the collection has grown since 1935, and in 2011 was renamed after the grandson of Frank C. Ball and the museum's largest benefactor, David T. Owsley. For more information, call the museum at 765-285-5242 or email artmuseum@bsu.edu.

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