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David Owsley Museum of Art

2021 W Riverside Ave, Fine Arts Building, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306-0001
+1 765-285-5242
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Very Nice - an "actual" Art Museum.

This is a very nice Art Museum - located on the campus of ball State university. I am not judge of... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Steve R
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Muncie, Indiana
Gem of a collection for BSU, Muncie community!

It had been at least 20 years since I had been to this museum, but I was impressed with the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
hfitzger
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Dover, Delaware
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a very nice Art Museum - located on the campus of ball State university. I am not judge of art - and if you are looking for some certain painting or artist - I am not sure they will have it - but...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

It had been at least 20 years since I had been to this museum, but I was impressed with the collection that offered a wide variety of art from various eras, cultures, and genres. I am not versed in art, but was there with my...More

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Robert L, Manager at David Owsley Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for the kind note about our world art collection of over 11,000 works. Yes, parking is free in the Quad area on weekends; on weekdays we suggest the McKinley garage, which charges $1 per hour. The garage is a 5-minute walk to the...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This art museum is tucked away on two floors of the Fine Arts Building of Ball State University. Parking can be a challenge, but it is worth the effort. The museumhas a wide range of sculpture, artwork and pottery, among other things. I recommend the...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

HIDDEN treasure...free admission, its on campus of Ball State University. the building is right behind the AD building. amazing amount of art are ''stuff''...its aways changing

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Katie_DOMA, Public Relations Assistant at David Owsley Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Thank you for the kind words! We like to keep the collection current, in fact we just opened a new exhibition, SHIFT, which focuses on challenging perceptions of art through space and self. Always free and open to the public! Stop by again any time.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Though only a fraction of the collection is on view, that which is to be seen, is certainly worth visiting while in Muncie, and visiting again and again if you live in some proximity. Both the permanent collection and Museum Director Bob LaFrance's selections for...More

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Katie_DOMA, Public Relations Intern at David Owsley Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2016

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! Many visitors are often surprised by the extent of the collection and our Director truly has done a great job with the selections of our galleries and exhibitions. Many thanks again!

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The city of Muncie and Ball State University is so incredibly fortunate to have a museum of this caliber. A must see!!

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Katie_DOMA, Public Relations Intern at David Owsley Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Thank you for your review! We are proud of our rich history and deep ties to Ball State University. Be sure to check out our docent tours on most Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

I enjoy the architecture of this museum and the way the space and art work is laid out. I've taken classes here, come on my own, and brought my son (7 at the time) and all visits have been great. My only wish is that...More

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Katie_DOMA, Public Relations Intern at David Owsley Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

Thank you so much for your review! Glad you enjoy your visits. We appreciate your suggestion and will discuss how to incorporate more artwork by women. Best, The David Owsley Museum of Art

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Be prepared to be surprised at the quality of the collection. It is well worth a stop in. We have gone numerous times and still love to visit.

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Katie_DOMA, Public Relations Intern at David Owsley Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

I went on a tour of the campus with my nephew. They have some really nice Art Nouveau bronzes. I wish I had more time to stay and look. I plan to return.

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Reviewed 28 February 2016

If you are visiting Ball State, it is worth your time to stop in and visit this museum. We really enjoyed it!

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Robert L, Director at David Owsley Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2016

Thank you! Please come back and visit again soon. Our special exhibitions change every semester during the academic year, so there's always something new to see.

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