Wednesday, July 06, 2016

David Owsley Museum of Art Historic Exhibition Catalogs Now Available in Digital Media Repository

Elisabeth Ball Collection of Paintings,
Drawings, and Watercolors
 catalog, 1984
The Ball State University Libraries, through collaboration with the David Owsley Museum of Art, have published in Ball State's Digital Media Repository an archival, digitized collection of over 150 historic art exhibition catalogs from past exhibitions held at the museum. The collection, developed through a partnership between the museum and Ball State University Archives & Special Collections, provides freely-accessible and downloadable digitized catalogs dating from 1918 to the 2000s.  

Included in the collection are catalogs from the Drawings and Small Sculpture Show, a juried art show founded by former faculty member and museum director Alice Nichols in 1955 that achieved renown as an exhibition of contemporary art. Also available are exhibition catalogs documenting work of prominent artists exhibited at the museum, including Childe HassamDennis OppenheimAndrea Callard, Lynn Chadwick, Henry Rodman Kenyon, and George Rickey
Catalogs in the collection also document David Owsley Museum's interest in exhibiting local artists and locally-owned collections. Included are catalogs highlighting pieces from the collection of benefactor Elisabeth Ball, works from the Hoosier Salon juried exhibition, paintings from Indiana artists J. Ottis Adams and Winifred Brady Adams, and pottery from the Bethel Pike Potters studio in Albany, Indiana.
Work of Jo Ann Giordano from the
1982 exhibition Women Artists:
Indiana-New York Connection

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