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This Week at the David Owsley Museum of Art (4/21/14 - 4/28/14)

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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.


Friday, April 25
5 – 7 pm
Late Hours

Friday, April 25
5:30 pm
Seasonal Tour
Docent Bea Sousa will offer the tour Spring is Finally Here: the Symbolism of Flowers in Art.

Saturday, April 26
2:30 pm
Docent’s Choice Tour
Docent Vinny Pucciarelli will offer the tour featuring Renaissance, Rondinelli, and Restoration.

Fridays at 3:30 pm
Through August
Sketching in the Museum
Supplies provided.
Please stop at the front desk for pencils, sketch boards, paper, and instructions.

Fridays at 3:30 pm
Through August
Meditation 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 invited to schedule group visits. Tours, self-guided, and object study/collection viewing opportunities are available.


Photorealism and the Automobile
Through May 4, 2014
Beginning in the 1960s, a group of artists, known as photorealists, was using the camera as a visual aid in creating photorealistic images of scenes of everyday America. The automobile was a recurring subject for the photorealists, appearing in settings as diverse as urban landscapes, roadside diners, and reflections in store windows. Together the artists represented in the exhibition make poignant statements on the changing American culture of their time, encouraging viewers to consider the power of the automobile in their own lives. The exhibition includes photorealist prints from 1972 to 1980. An exhibition handout is available for use.
Brown Study Room

Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman. Silvia Levenson.
through August 31
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, May 3
Museum is Closed
Museum will be closed for Ball State University Commencement.

Wednesday, May 7
12 Noon
Lunch and Learn: The Art of Thinking Out Loud
Bring your lunch and enjoy discussion about works of art not typically on view. Museum educators will lead the discussion using Visual Thinking Strategies and answer questions about the teaching strategy afterwards.

Wednesday, May 14
8 am – 5:30 pm
Alliance Trip: Cincinnati Art Museum
Join fellow Alliance members and friends for a visit to the Cincinnati Art Museum. Learn about a selection of the museum’s masterpieces on a group tour, then visit on your own to experience art from around the world and from various historical periods.

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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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See you in the galleries! And visit us online.