Well folks, we’ve made it through the first, wintery month of the New Year! I hope everyone has remained resolute with their goals for 2015. If you’re like me, you’ve decided that February will be the actual starting point of the “new year, new me,” mentality. DOMA didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions, however we’ve committed to bringing visitors more contemporary art through several exciting events in the coming months. One of which, that I personally cannot wait to see unveiled, is the opening of Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage. Being new to museum work, this has been my first experience with hands-on production of an exhibition; besides feeling like a proud father to this show after physically assisting with painting a Rivane Neuenschwander installation, Fractured Narratives consists of several thought-provoking photographs, prints, videos, and more from global artists. You absolutely won’t want to miss it!
4 Wednesday, 7:00 pm
Fractured Narratives Curators’ Talk and Opening Reception
Although the exhibition opens on January 30th, the reception will occur on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:00 pm. At this time visitors will be able to enrich their understanding of the works through the curators’ talk with Amy Galpin and Abigail Ross Goodman, who will discuss the development of Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage.
8 Sunday, 2:30 pm
The Story of Art: Chinese New Year
We may have already settled into the rhythm of 2015, but the Chinese New Year is just around the corner! Come celebrate the Chinese Year of the Sheep/Goat with a children’s activity-based story and related art activity. The event will be followed by an optional gallery walk.
11 Wednesday, Noon
Alliance Luncheon & Program: Contemporary Asian Art and Its Historical Roots
Come feed your stomach and brain at the same time! Assistant Professor Natalie Phillips will investigate contemporary Asian art’s roots through an exploration of the David Owsley Museum of Art’s collection. The Alliance Luncheon is free for first-time guests, and $18 for members. If you wish to attend and/or for more information, please call Sarah Jenkins at 765-716-0861
13 Friday, 3:30 pm
Meditation in the Museum: Loving-Kindness Meditation
Treat yourself with a relaxing session of Meditation in the Museum. Bring a towel, blanket, yoga mat, or get creative and find another soft surface for sitting on the floor. For more information, please contact Dr. Sylwia P. Hodorek at email@example.com.
21 Saturday, 5:00 pm
Muncie Symphony Orchestra at David Owsley Museum of Art presents: Deconstructing Opera (MSO goes to Town Chamber Series)
This program is an opera spoof that even includes costumes and set changes. Special guests include Rebecca Chappell on clarinet, John Huntoon on trombone, and Rebecca Edie on piano. Tickets are at a reduced price for students ($10 in advance and $15 at the door), or $20 in advance and $25 at the door for general public. To order tickets, call the Muncie Symphony Orchestra at 765-285-5531 or purchase them online at Tix.com.
27 Friday, 3:30 pm
Meditation in the Museum: Walking Mindfully through the World
Round out your month with another calming session of Meditation in the Museum. Bring a towel, blanket, yoga mat, or get creative and find another soft surface for sitting on the floor. For more information, please contact Dr. Sylwia P. Hodorek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget that aside from our special scheduled events, there are also regular drop-in tours open to the public starting next month—stay tuned! For more information, see the David Owsley Museum of Art website. We hope to see you in our galleries soon!