The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will display the first public exhibition of an outstanding Midwestern collection amassed over four decades by local printmakers and educators David and Sarojini Johnson. “A Wild Story: The David and Sarojini Johnson Print Collection” will be on view at DOMA from Feb. 23 through May 21, 2023.
The exhibition features relief and intaglio prints created by more than 25 artist-printmakers, including works by Francisco Goya, Käthe Kollwitz, Stanley William Hayter, Mauricio Lasansky, and Sue Coe. These diverse works are further enhanced by several prints in the exhibition from the DOMA collection that were acquired with David Johnson’s advice.
“The exhibition gives our visitors the opportunity to see nearly 100 amazing prints selected for their quality and significance by a remarkable pair of active printmakers,” said Robert G. La France, director of the David Owsley Museum of Art. “I am honored to work with the Johnsons to present their incredible collection to the Ball State and Muncie communities. An illustrated exhibition catalogue with insights from the collectors will be published in the next few weeks.”
Visit DOMA’s website for more information and details on related programs and events—including a free public panel discussion, featuring several artist-printmakers with the Johnsons, at 6 p.m. on March 23 at DOMA.
The David Owsley Museum of Art is open to the public 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, and 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Admission is free.
About the David Owsley Museum of Art
2021 W. Riverside Avenue, Muncie, Indiana
Free and open to the public, the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University houses a world art collection with over 11,000 original works of art representing all seven continents. DOMA cultivates lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through exciting interdisciplinary art exhibitions with engaging displays of the permanent collection in an educational environment that serves both the University and the East Central Indiana region. DOMA’s website.
Visitor hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
DOMA is in the Fine Arts Building on the northern side of Ball State University’s Quad. Parking is available at the McKinley Avenue Parking Garage, and MITS bus stops are nearby. For more information, contact the museum: 765-285-5242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.