Encouraging Understanding of the Visual Arts
With a collection of over 1,500 works of art, spanning more than two millennia, Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art seeks to encourage the understanding and appreciation of the visual arts through innovative exhibitions, educational programming and direct engagement with original works of art benefitting the University, Waco and greater Central Texas communities. In addition to rotating selections of its permanent collection for public presentation, the Martin proudly showcases current works of Baylor Art and Art History students and faculty and hosts various nationally and internationally-renowned traveling exhibits. The museum is closed this summer for complete renovations, but will celebrate its grand re-opening on Saturday, September 29 with John James Audubon: Life, Work & Legacy. This world-class exhibition will highlight the Martin’s exclusive collection of Audubon engravings from his famous “Birds of America” series along with supplemental works loaned from outside institutions and other museums. Opening day events will include crafts for kids ages eight to 88, and partnerships with local organizations like Cameron Park Zoo, the Waco Library, the Waco Wetlands, Central Texas Audubon Society, and the Mayborn Museum. Other upcoming exhibitions will include The Neoclassical Gaze: Myth and Reality of Ancient Sculpture, presented by Baylor Art History professors Dr. Nathan Elkins and Dr. Sean DeLouche, recent works by visiting contemporary sculptor, Dewane Hughes, and painter, Alexis Serio-Hughes, as well as the ever-popular student art show. Admission to all Martin Museum exhibitions, programs and events are free of charge thanks to the generous supports of the Virginia Well Endowment, the Ted and Sue Getterman Endowment, and the Art Angels Endowment. To learn more about the Martin Museum of Art, please visit their website or call to schedule a program.
Martin Museum of Art
60 Baylor Avenue