Our community is blessed to have Ball State University in our city. The Ball Brothers who started Ball State and Ball Corporation (A US Fortune 500 Company) recognized early on the need for it’s employees to have great educational and cultural opportunities. The David Owsley Museum Of Art and Minnetrista are 2 blessings from the Ball Brothers to Muncie. As you get to know Muncie better, these Museums below are places you really need to put high on your hit list of sights to see. Text mostly taken from their Wikipedia Pages.
This website is really here to point you in the right direction of sources for more info. Definitely head to their website to really see how amazing this is. You can also see many other videos about their collections HERE.
The David Owsley Museum of Art (DOMA) is located in the Fine Arts building on the campus of Ball State. The museum’s name was changed on October 6, 2011 from the Ball State Museum of Art to the David Owsley Museum of Art in honor of David T. Owsley, grandson of Frank C. Ball (one of the five Ball Brothers), to recognize his donation of over 2,300 works of art and planned gift of $5 million. Since departments within the Fine Arts Building relocated to other areas on Ball State’s campus, the museum has expanded its galleries, beginning in early-mid-2012 and ending in 2013.
The museum is home to approximately 11,000 works of art (mostly paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures) . It is one of only four Indiana art museums with an encyclopedic, world art collection.
Location: BSU Fine Arts Building, 2021 W Riverside. Phone (765) 285-5242
Minnetrista, is the home of the Ball Jar and a Gathering Place located in Muncie with exhibits and programs that focus on nature, local history, gardens, and art. The 40-acre (160,000 m2) campus includes a museum with changing exhibits, the historic home called Oakhurst, many themed gardens, outdoor sculptures and a portion of the White River Greenway. It is located in the Minnetrista Boulevard Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.
Located on the grounds, visitors can tour George Alexander Ball’s house, known as Oakhurst, which was built in 1895 and designed by architect Louis Gibson. The first floor is furnished to appear as it did in the 1920s. Visitors can also tour the grounds that feature many outdoor sculptures purchased by members of the Ball family.
We are really fortunate to have this world class organization in Muncie. People all over the world come to this museum and it’s grounds as they fly year round. If you’ve not seen some of these professional competitions, you should. You’ll never forget it… it’s just amazing to see these works of art perform the most jaw-dropping of aerobatics.
Who is the AMA? World’s largest model aviation association, representing a membership of nearly 200,000 from every walk of life, income level and age group.
Self-supporting, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote development of model aviation as a recognized sport and worthwhile recreation activity.
Organization open to anyone interested in model aviation.
Official national body for model aviation in the United States. AMA sanctions more than 2,000 model competitions throughout the country each year, and certifies official model flying records on a national and international level.
Organizer of the annual National Aeromodeling Championships, the world’s largest model airplane competition.
Chartering organization for more than 2,500 model airplane clubs across the country. AMA offers its chartered clubs official contest sanction, insurance, and assistance in getting and keeping flying sites.
The voice of its membership, providing liaison with the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, and other government agencies through our national headquarters in Muncie, Indiana. AMA also works with local governments, zoning boards, and parks departments to promote the interests of local chartered clubs.
An associate member of the National Aeronautic Association. Through NAA, AMA is recognized by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the world governing body of all aviation activity, as the only organization which may direct U.S. participation in international aeromodeling activities.
Address: 5161 E Memorial Dr, Muncie — Phone (765) 287-1256
Their mission is simple: To provide fun through educational and interactive opportunities for children of all ages in a safe and creative environment. This excellent museum is located in the Horizon Convention Center. This is a great place to host your child’s birthday party!
Address: 515 S High Street Muncie, IN 47305 (765) 286-1660