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This Week at the David Owsley Museum of Art (August 18-24)

Contributed by: Catherine Bretz
Published: Monday, 18 August 2014 10:00 AM

The David Owsley Museum of Art provides a series of free programs and opportunities to promote access to and awareness of the collection and exhibitions while promoting interest in and knowledge of art and culture.


Thursday, August 21

3:30 pm

Docent Learning Program Informational Meeting

Prospective volunteers interested in leading tours are invited to attend a meeting to learn about related opportunities. Student and community volunteers are welcome. Student volunteers must have a G.P.A. of at least 3.25. Weekly training sessions are held at 3:30 on Thursday afternoons. Refreshments will be served.

Brown Study Room

Friday, August 22

5 - 8 pm
Art and About at Quad Bash
This event is organized by students for students! Come to the Museum of Art for refreshments, scavenger hunts, giveaways, new exhibitions, meeting friends, and more!
In association with the University Program Board



Synergizing Music and Art Musical Self-Guided Tour

Enjoy a musical tour of selected works of art in the galleries. Pick-up a Look, Listen, Discover brochure at the front desk and have your smartphone and QR code reader ready to pull up complementary compositions to listen to while you look at a selected painting. The Synergizing Music and Art project was produced by School of Music professor Heather Platt and her students as part of an immersive learning class.

Fridays at 3:30 pm
Through August
Meditation in the Museum
Sketching in the Museum

The last hour of the weekday is reserved for quiet time at the David Owsley Museum of Art. Note: Occasional evening events may limit access.
In partnership with Ball State University Working Well

Group Visits

Students, staff and faculty are advised to schedule group visits to ensure requested space and resources are available. Tours, self-guided, and object study/collection viewing opportunities are available.


Through Thursday, September 4
Larry Rivers, the Boston Massacre, and Civil Liberties
The ongoing struggles for personal freedom and civil liberties are highlighted in Larry Rivers and the Boston Massacre, a series of 13 works on paper on view in the Brown Study Room. Rivers, a 1970s post-abstract expressionist who has been called the Godfather of Pop Art, compares these American ideals during the American Revolution and the Vietnam era. Alysha Page, a master's student in history and spring intern at the museum who organized the exhibition, says Rivers demonstrates how the struggles for civil liberties are parallel even centuries apart. "Each image is ironically similar in the situation it depicts," she says.
Brown Study Room

Through Sunday, August 31
Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson.
The David Owsley Museum of Art has joined forces with the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass to present Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson., an exhibition focusing on a theme that dominates today's art in general: the artist as social and political commentator. Two highly acclaimed artists, Israeli-born Dafna Kaffeman and Argentinean-born Silvia Levenson, have been selected to be featured in an exhibition that examines political and social issues as essentially the result of human interaction.
Special Exhibitions Galleries


Parking is free on the weekends with a maximum of $5 on weekdays at the McKinley Avenue Parking Garage. City parking meters are available along Riverside and University Avenues.
More information is available online.

Our new 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.

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