Special exhibitions on view soon at the David Owsley Museum of Art

September 18, 2023

The David Owsley Museum of Art presents two special exhibitions this fall, both on view from September 28 through December 21:

In the upstairs Special Exhibitions Galleries, Rising to the Surface: Paintings by Debbie Ma introduces this contemporary New York artist to the Midwest with more than 50 works featuring her signature medium of marble dust. Ma’s distinctive work takes inspiration from Italian frescoes, American Minimalist artists, and her studies in graphic design. Join DOMA on October 12 to enjoy a free public presentation by the artist as part of Ball State University’s Arts Alive Series, presented by the College of Fine Arts.

Fibers of Being: Textiles from Asia in the David Owsley Museum of Art’s Collection explores the layered meanings of textiles translocated from Asia to the U.S. as they cross geographical, cultural, and temporal boundaries. Many garments and accessories in the show have not been on public view since the 1930s. This exhibition is curated by Noelle Giuffrida, Associate Curator of Asian Art, with the assistance of student curatorial interns. Pre-register to join us for a free public workshop on The Japanese Art of Mending with Sashiko on November 8.

DOMA director Dr. Robert La France and Dr. Giuffrida will lead an overview tour of the two exhibitions on October 2 at 4:00 PM; registration is appreciated.

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