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.
Saturday, June 212:30 pmDocent Choice Tour: Renaissance, Restoration, and RondinelliJoin docent Vinny Pucciarelli as he takes a closer look at the artist Niccolo Rondinelli, the lives of Renaissance painters, and the process of conserving the Madonna and Child, produced in the Venetian studio of Giovanni Bellini around 1500 CE.
Fridays at 3:30 pmThrough AugustSketching in the MuseumSupplies provided. Please stop at the front desk for pencils, sketch boards, paper, and instructions.
Fridays at 3:30 pmThrough AugustMeditation in the MuseumThe 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 VisitsStudents, staff and faculty are advised to schedule group visits. Tours, self-guided, and object study/collection viewing opportunities are available.
Through Sunday, August 31Larry 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 31Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson.The David Owsley Museum of Art has joined forces with the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass to presentWithout 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
Saturday, June 282:30 pmDocent Choice Tour: Highlights in Sculpture (Ancient, Asian, and American)Join docent Jan Stratton to discuss ancient, Asian and American sculpture, including the newly acquiredHead of Bodhisattva from China’s Song Dynasty (960–1127 CE).
Friday, July 4Museum closed in honor of Independence Day
Monday – Friday July 7 – 11 1 – 4 pm dailyGrades 3-5 Wild About Writing Camp I Campers will spend a week exploring the museum to find inspiration by examining genres of writing, using the museum collection to spur creativity, and developing their vision. There are no borders or boundaries when you escape into the wild and let your imagination take control. Grades 6-8 Wild about Writing Camp II Campers will explore the museum collections using all they see, hear, and experience to create untamed, creative writing pieces, and inspire younger campers to do the same. At the conclusion of the week, guests are invited to join campers in the Wild about Writing Camps I and II in a celebration showcasing their work. Laptops, tablets, and iPads are welcome but not required. Together, writing teachers Felicia Gray and Rena Dossett will guide both groups of young writers in letting their imaginations roam free. In partnership with the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. Open to all 3rd-8th grade students. To register, visit http://www.bsu.edu/academy/summercamps/ Cost: $150 (scholarships available)
Saturday, July 122:30 pmDocent Choice Tour: Renaissance to Romanticism to RealismAn evolutionary journey via select works representing major periods in art history from about 1400 through the 19th century, led by Vinny Pucciarelli.
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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