Final Weeks of Special Exhibitions at the David Owsley Museum of Art

December 07, 2021

This semester, the David Owsley Museum of Art is proud to host the traveling exhibition Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art in the museum's Special Exhibitions Galleries (upstairs). The extraordinary show features more than sixty works of art - including paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures - by artists such as Romare Bearden, Beverly Buchanan, Elizabeth Catlett, Sam Gilliam, Loïs Mailou Jones, Jacob Lawrence, Gordon Parks, Alma Thomas, and Charles White. This exhibition was organized and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., and is made possible with support from Arts Alive, presented by the College of Fine Arts. This exhibition has received insightful coverage in the news recently; learn more about the show and the Davises in Antiques and The Arts Weekly and the Ball State Daily News.

Also on view: African American Art at the David Owsley Museum of Art: Past, Present, and Future in the museum's Brown Study Room (downstairs). This companion exhibition of works from the DOMA collection features artists such as Joseph Delaney, Marion Epting, Richard Hunt, Jacob Lawrence, Martin Puryear, Darius Steward, and Dox Thrash, and includes many recent acquisitions as well as several works on paper not typically on display for conservation reasons.

Both of these special exhibitions are on view until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22, when the University will close for winter break.

About the David Owsley Museum of Art
2021 W. Riverside Avenue in the Fine Arts Building
Muncie's Gateway to the World of Art
Public Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University houses a world art collection with more than 11,000 works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Europe, and the Americas. DOMA cultivates lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through exciting interdisciplinary exhibitions and engaging displays of the permanent collection in an educational environment that serves both the University and the East Central Indiana region. For more information, call the museum at 765-285-5242 or email

Share article to: