updated november 25, 2020
please note: due to the university's transition to online instruction after thanksgiving break, the david owsley museum of art is closed to the public and will reopen on january 19, 2021. please visit our collection and exhibitions pages for new virtual ways to enjoy the museum's artwork, and follow us on facebook to stay up-to-date on other online offerings.
during the public closure, the museum's office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. monday–friday, and staff may be contacted by email or telephone.
please read the important guidelines on ball state's campus visitors information page for details on visiting campus.
while ball state continues to monitor the coronavirus disease (covid-2019), please refer to cdc guidelines to help keep our campus and community safe.
for additional information regarding visiting campus in general, visit the office of community engagement visitor resources page.
museum location and parking
the david owsley museum of art occupies most of the fine arts building, located along riverside avenue at warwick road in the heart of the ball state campus. the museum’s main entrance faces riverside avenue. inside, you can get to the museum’s main level via a decorative staircase or an elevator. visitors may also enter the museum on the south side of the fine arts building and at the top of the steps enjoy a view of beneficence from across the old quad. metered parking is available on the lower level of the mckinley parking structure on the corner of ashland and mckinley avenues. proceed west into the old quad to reach the museum. parking on the circle drive in the old quad is free on weekends.
please remember the following guidelines during your visit:
- parcels, purses, briefcases, backpacks, and umbrellas must be placed in the coatroom or in lockers located near the museum information desk.
- food, beverages, and smoking are not permitted in the museum.
- do not touch the works of art, display cases, or pedestals.
- photographs for personal use may be taken without flash only in the collection galleries. all professional photographers must check in at the information desk and complete paperwork before taking photographs.
drop-off on riverside avenue is available. an accessible entrance to the museum is on the ground level of the fine arts building. elevators provide access to all floors. the museum will make special accommodations for visitors with visual and auditory impairments, and large labels are available in the galleries, which also have seating. please contact us if you or someone in your group needs assistance. service animals are welcome.
muncie indiana transit system (mits)
doma is located at 2021 w. riverside avenue, just west of mckinley avenue and near several mits stops. real time information and an online bus locator is available through a smart phone app, text, or even email alerts. visit mits' bus fares web page for information on discounted rates for students, seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities. visit the mits website to view the bus schedule.