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David Owsley Museum of Art

The David Owsley Museum of Art’s mission is to cultivate lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through its collection of original works of art, engaging exhibitions, and educational programs for the university community and other diverse audiences. The museum’s collection of over 11,000 works of art spanning 5,000 years of global civilization began with a core group of gifts from the extended Ball family, supplemented by donations from Frank C. Ball’s grandson, David T. Owsley. Since opening in 1936, several generations of engaged alumni and community members have further shaped the museum into a regional treasure that competes with major university collections across the United States. 

 

DOMA is open seven days a week and maintains free admission in order to better serve students and the community. The museum offers access to learning, research opportunities, and ambitious exhibitions within a historic building on the Old Quad in the heart of campus. 

 

WHY YOUR SUPPORT MATTERS 

DOMA’s exhibitions and programming are largely funded with contributions from donors like you! Your gift to DOMA’s Friends Fund (702) connects Ball State University students and the Muncie community to exhibitions, programs, and events that are the envy of many larger cities. These include blockbusters like "Mexican Modernity" and "Gorey’s Worlds," Final Friday parties, hundreds of school visits, and the annual Art in Bloom extravaganza. 

 

A contribution to the Friends Fund (702) will enchant and educate new audiences through art. For example, by supporting both locally curated and nationally traveling exhibitions, your gift can help thousands of children and adults gain insights into the artist’s creative process, global contemporary art, and our shared artistic heritage. 

 

Your donation to the Friends Fund (702) at the David Owsley Museum of Art helps shape East Central Indiana’s cultural landscape by expanding the reach of Ball State’s world-class educational museum.

$300
DOMA Challenge
Dean Beckman will give $300 to DOMA, in honor of DOMA’s 30-member docent corps, if the gifts to DOMA during this One Ball State Day exceed 30 total gifts.
30 / 30 Gifts
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$1,000
Unlock $1,000 for Take Flight!
Cardinals help Cardinals, and 500 gifts by noon unlocks $1,000 for the Take Flight fund.
500 / 500 Gifts
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Leaderboard
College Leaderboard
The college with the most gifts by midnight will receive $2,000 to support students' greatest needs!
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $2,000 College of Fine Arts 1,749
2 $1,000 College of Communication, Information, and Media 839
3 $500 College of Sciences and Humanities 396
4 Teachers College 336
5 Miller College of Business 237
6 College of Health 226
7 College of Architecture & Planning 62
8 Honors College 54
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Leaderboard
Evening Leaderboard
The needs of our students are greater than ever. The eight areas with the most donors between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. will each receive $1,000 thanks to challenge dollars given by donors.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Theatre & Dance 160
2 $1,000 Ball State Student Media 65
3 $1,000 Athletics 59
4 $1,000 Journalism 34
5 $1,000 Dance Marathon 34
6 $1,000 Communication Studies 29
7 $1,000 School of Music 27
8 $1,000 Special Education 26
9 Multicultural Center 24
10 Social Work 16
11 Chemistry 10
12 Telecommunications 9
13 Alumni Programs 8
14 University Police Department 7
15 Miller Business Honors Program 7
16 University Libraries 7
17 Counseling Psych, Social Psych and Counseling 6
18 Honors College 5
19 Accounting 5
20 Fraternity and Sorority Life 5
21 Schools Within the Context of Community 5
22 Sports Link 5
23 Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Studies 4
24 Educational Psychology 4
25 Cardinal Kitchen 3
26 David Owsley Museum of Art 3
27 Political Science 3
28 Alumni Student Engagement 3
29 Bowen Center for Public Affairs 3
30 Alumni Scholarships 3
31 Management 3
32 Biology 3
33 Burris Laboratory School 3
34 Black Student Association 3
35 Student Voluntary Services 3
36 Late Nite 3
37 English 3
38 Office of Student Life 2
39 Elementary Education 2
40 Center for Information & Communication Sciences 2
41 Educational Studies 2
42 Career Center 2
43 Rinker Center for International Programs 2
44 History 2
45 Computer Science 2
46 Entrepreneurship Center 2
47 School of Kinesiology 1
48 School of Nursing 1
49 Mathematical Sciences 1
50 Sociology 1
51 Ball State Army ROTC 1
52 Spectrum 1
53 Anthropology 1
54 Inclusive Excellence 1
55 Educational Leadership 1
56 Indiana Academy 1
57 School of Art 1
58 Women's and Gender Studies 1
59 Rinard Orchid Greenhouse 1
60 Disability Services 1
61 University Program Board 1
62 Teachers College Dean's Fund for Excellence 1
63 Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources 1
64 Criminal Justice and Criminology 1
65 MBA | Masters of Business Administration 1
66 Online Student Support Fund 1
67 Finance & Insurance 0
68 Learning Center 0
69 Charles W. Brown Planetarium 0
70 Emens Auditorium 0
71 Graduate School 0
72 Nutrition & Health Science 0
73 Speech Pathology & Audiology 0
74 Geography 0
75 Philosophy and Religious Studies 0
76 Psychological Science 0
77 Economics 0
78 ISOM Department 0
79 Marketing | CADMA 0
80 Community Engagement 0
81 Counseling Center 0
82 Center for Peace & Conflict Studies 0
83 Oz Nelson Logistics & Supply Chain Management Ctr 0
84 NESTT Learning Labs 0
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Leaderboard
College of Fine Arts Department Leaderboard
Dean Beckman will give $1,500 to the College of Fine Arts program with the greatest number of total gifts.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $1,500 Theatre & Dance 1,367
2 School of Music 312
3 David Owsley Museum of Art 34
4 School of Art 13
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