This past Friday with Friends event was a great success! The Friends of the David Owsley Museum of Art invited members and those interested in joining to see new exhibitions and learn the latest news.

_MG_9202The installation of the museum’s newly acquired of the 12th Century Chinese Song Dynasty Bodhisattva head was featured at this event. This piece will stop any passer-by through the display window at the east end of the museum.

Guests of the Friday with Friends event enjoyed live entertainment on the piano by Dorene Chen, light hor d’oeuvres, socializing, and viewed the new exhibitions at the museum. Guests also had the pleasure of meeting the museum’s new director, Robert G. La France. La France will begin as director on the 7th of July. As La France is taking on this position he is looking forward to meeting more of the Ball State and Muncie communities.

New Director, Robert G. La France (center left) chats with Interim Director Carl Schafer (left).

“People should stop by and get to know me,” he stated in the museum’s ART Words, the museum’s newsletter. “I love to talk to people. And I want them to come to the museum. Because I’m sure once they walk in, they’ll be hooked. It’s a truly beautiful museum.”

Also, be sure to join us on Wednesday, June 4th at noon for the Lunch and Learn: The Art of Thinking Out Loud located in the Brown Study Room.