Fine Art Shippers offers comprehensive museum services that include everything from custom art crating and shipping to art installation and exhibition set-up. We proudly serve many reputable institutions in the United States and abroad, helping them transport art and antiques of high cultural, historical, and artistic value. In this blog post, let us tell you about the David Owsley Museum of Art, a truly amazing institution we had the pleasure of working with earlier this year. Located on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, IN, it is, without a doubt, a must-visit place for all connoisseurs of world-class art.
The David Owsley Museum of Art
The David Owsley Museum of Art, most commonly known as DOMA, is a university art museum named after David T. Owsley, a surviving grandson of the famous American philanthropist and industrialist Frank C. Ball, who donated $5 million and an extraordinary collection of art of more than 2,300 objects to the Museum. DOMA is located in the Fine Arts Building on the Ball State University campus that was opened in 1935.
Today, the Museum’s collection features approximately 11,000 artworks, with over 1,000 objects on display. These include ancient art, arts of Africa and Oceania, Asian art, Renaissance art, Medieval art, 17th – 19th-century European art, American art, modern and contemporary art, decorative arts, works on paper, photography, fine furniture, and more. Among the highlights are such important works as “Pregnant Woman” by Edgar Degas, “Bowl of Goldfish” by Childe Hassam, “Storm King of the Hudson” by Thomas Cole, print of “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” by Hokusai, and “Mao” by Andy Warhol.
In addition to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting art, DOMA has an important educational mission that is aimed at furthering public, student, staff, and faculty understanding of the Museum and its collection by offering various artist demonstrations, talks, tours, materials for teachers, and more. DOMA is an amazing art museum, and it is definitely worth visiting once you are in Muncie, IN.