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This Week at DOMA

Contributed by: Rachel Buckmaster
Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:00 AM
Petty Memorial Lecture: Dr. Scott Shields on Richard Diebenkorn this Thursday!

This Thursday, April 19, explore the artist’s life and DOMA’s special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955 with Dr. Scott Shields, exhibition curator and associate director & curator of the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.

Join us for a reception in DOMA's Sculpture Court and view the exhibition at 5 p.m.; Shields' lecture will follow at 6 p.m. in Recital Hall.

Meditation in the Museum this Friday

The David Owsley Museum of Art hosts guided meditation most Fridays. This week’s guided meditation is led by Dr. George Wolfe and will take place in the Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955 exhibition. All are welcome to attend this session on Friday, April 20, at 3:30 p.m.

*Faculty and staff: You can receive one point towards the LiveWell incentive program for attending Meditation in the Museum.

Docent’s Choice tour this Saturday

Enjoy a cross-cultural tour about the role art plays in ceremonies & rituals with docent Kiya Mullins on Saturday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m.

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 Art Project App (available for free download on GooglePlay or iTunes for your smart device).

Docent's Choice Tours are available most Saturdays during the academic year at 2:30 p.m. A docent is a volunteer who can lead guided tours at the museum. A museum host and docent will also be available one hour beforehand to welcome visitors and answer questions.

Meet in the Sculpture Court. This is a free event.

Save the Date: Final Friday at DOMA

Join us from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 27 when emcees Braydee Euliss and Paul Shortt introduce PechaKucha talks to Muncie to highlight what is unique, unexpected, and inspiring in our city.

Enjoy music by DJ Jannell, refreshments, cash bar, art, a look at the special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: Beginnings, 1942-1955, and more. Click link above for full schedule.

*PechaKucha, Japanese for "chit chat," is a concise presentation format where 20 images are timed to automatically advance every 20 seconds as a presenter talks along. Each presentation lasts only 6 minutes, 40 seconds. This is an informal and fun gathering where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, snaps—just about anything, really—in the PechaKucha format.

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

The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University houses a world art collection with over 11,000 works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, and the Americas. DOMA cultivates lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through exciting interdisciplinary art exhibitions with engaging displays of the permanent collection in an educational environment that serves both the university and the East Central Indiana region.

Admission to the David Owsley Museum of Art is free and open to the public year-round. Free tours are also available for groups. Parking is available at the McKinley Parking Garage and MITS stops are nearby.

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

DOMA is located in the Fine Arts Building on the northern side of Ball State University's Quad.
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