Edmund F. Petty Memorial Lecture at the David Owsley Museum of Art: Ruth Fine

March 17, 2022

This semester, the David Owsley Museum of Art is proud to host the traveling exhibition Body Language: The Art of Larry Day. Join us on Thursday, March 31, when Ruth Fine - painter, printmaker, former curator of special projects at the National Gallery of Art, and widow of Larry Day - will give a special public talk about the exhibition and the artist's life. 

Body Language will be open to the public prior to the lecture so that guests may come early to enjoy the exhibition before the 6:00 p.m. talk.

The exhibition - on view at DOMA through May 21, 2022 - features more than 50 works by the figurative artist known as the "Dean of Philadelphia Painters" and explores Day’s contributions to American art from the 1950s through the 1990s. Several of his monumental, multi-figural paintings are paired with their preparatory drawings and reveal glimpses of the artistic process.

This lecture is free and open to the public with no registration required, and is part of the ongoing Edmund F. Petty Memorial Lecture series. Body Language: The Art of Larry Day was organized by the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA, and curated by Larry Day’s longtime friend David Bindman, emeritus professor of history of art at University College, London.


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 artmuseum@bsu.edu.

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