David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University

The David Owsley Museum of Art, which houses over 11,000 works of art (1,000+ on display), is located in the Fine Arts building on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Our newest 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.
Admission to the David Owsley Museum of Art is free and open to the public year-round.
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 heart of Ball State University’s Old Quad. Housed in the Fine Arts Building, the collection has grown since 1935, and in 2011 was renamed after the grandson of Frank C. Ball and the museum’s largest benefactor, David T. Owsley.
 
For more information, call the museum at 765-285-5242 or email artmuseum@bsu.edu.
2021 W Riverside Ave, Muncie, Indiana
(765) 285-5242
 
 

 

 

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421 S Walnut St, Ste 100
Muncie, Indiana 47305
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Downtown Muncie

Downtown Muncie

Downtown Muncie

Your gateway to the many wonderful things to see and do in beautiful Downtown Muncie, Indiana. Keep up to date with Downtown events and news, discover the wide variety of local businesses we have to offer, and find a space to call your own. For a list of events and activities for DWNTWN Muncie visit:

http://www.downtownmuncie.org/

(765) 282-7897    120 W Charles Street, Muncie

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Muncie, Indiana 47305
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E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Built in 1907, originally named Nebosham, this was the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Ball. The home has been beautifully restored and is used for educational programs but is also available for scheduled tours. The center provides stimulating intellectual opportunities for all persons in the Ball State University and East Central Indiana communities through programs that are presented in an informal learning environment.

400 W Minnetrista Blvd., Muncie     765-285-8975

https://www.bsu.edu/academics/centersandinstitutes/eb-bertha-c-ball

 

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Garfield Statue Trail

Garfield Statue Trail

Garfield Statue Trail – Delaware County

Looking for more ways to have fun with Garfield in Muncie and Delaware County? Great! How about a selfie with each of the Garfield celebration statues? Have fun discovering all of the different theme painted statues.

Jim Davis is the creator of the comic strip Garfield.  He was born in Fairmount, IN and graduated from Ball State University. His headquarters, PAWS, INC, was located in Delaware County for decades.

Visit 13 unique statues of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat, Garfield. Located in and around Muncie, the statues are molded in rigid polymer and situated on a 31 inch base. Each statue measures approximately 48 inches in height and depict Jim Davis’s Garfield in fun outfits or playful situations. The statues are located in public and private spaces

The Garfield Statues are located:

  • Muncie Visitors Bureau (2)
  • City Hall/Mayor’s Office
  • American Red Cross
  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts
  • Muncie Children’s Museum
  • United Way
  • The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista
  • Animal Rescue Fund
  • BSU Alumni Center
  • Motivate Our Minds
  • Ball State Bookstore
  • Delaware County Building

Taking a trip along the Garfield trail is a great family activity and presents a number of fun photo opportunities.

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Things to Bring: Camera, friends and family.

Stop by the Muncie Visitors Bureau to find additional Garfield items for sale.

 

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Minnetrista

Minnetrista

Minnetrista

In 1887, the Ball family—makers of the famous Ball mason jars—moved their glass manufacturing business from Buffalo, New York to Muncie, Indiana. The Ball brothers (pictured) and their families left a lasting impression on the Muncie community, creating philanthropic organizations (like Ball Brothers Foundation and George & Frances Ball Foundation), an educational institution (Ball State University), and the year-round gathering place of Minnetrista.

The current site of Minnetrista is located on the same property where the Ball family lived. In fact, many of the original Ball family homes stand today; all but one of the brothers’ homes are still standing and they make for a beautiful walk along the Boulevard, and a few are open to the public for various programs and events.

Due to its location along the White River, the family chose to name the property Minnetrista, meaning “a gathering place by the water.” The name is derived from the Sioux word “mna” (pronounced “mini”), which means “water,” and the English word “tryst.”

The origin of Minnetrista as we know it today—a cultural museum and public gathering place—dates back to 1978, when Margaret Ball Petty wrote to her cousin Edmund F. Ball, suggesting that the Ball Brothers Foundation provide a museum in which to exhibit fine art. A four-year study of the cultural needs of East Central Indiana determined that top priority should be given to the construction of a state-of-the-art facility to preserve the cultural heritage of the region. Ground was broken March 14, 1987 and Minnetrista Cultural Center opened December 10, 1988.

Stop by and check out the large collection of Ball Canning Jars on display at Minnetrista.

1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, Indiana
(765) 282-4848

 

 

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Moore-Youse Historical Museum

Moore-Youse Historical Museum

The Moore–Youse Home Museum, is a historic home located is Muncie, IN.  It was built about 1860, and is a two-story, three bay, vernacular Greek Revival style frame dwelling. It features a rebuilt front porch with sawnwork and brackets. It has a two-story rear addition. The house remained in the same family from 1864 to 1982. The building is operated by the Delaware County Historical Society as a historic house museum.

122 E Washington St, Muncie, IN

(765) 282-1550

www.the-dchs.org/moore-youse_home