Allbritton Art InstituteTexas Non-Profit Corporation
Affiliate of Baylor University, Waco, Texas
Established October 31, 1997
The Allbritton Art Institute was established by Joe and Barbara Allbritton to promote the appreciation and comprehensive study of the artists and art movements of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Allbritton Art Institute began offering classes on the Baylor University campus in the fall of 1998. As an educational organization, the Institute employs executive staff and teaching faculty (full and part-time). The Institute offers a regularly-scheduled curriculum where university students can enroll and complete Institute courses that are applicable towards a Baylor bachelor degree in art history, studio art, related fields of study, electives, as well as Introduction to Art classes specifically for non-art majors. Classes are held in facilities located on the Baylor campus that have been created, renovated, maintained, and equipped by the Institute. In addition to furnishings and equipment, the Institute funds an impressive collection of library resources housed in the Baylor campus libraries. Institute educational objectives include research travel studies/grants and academic scholarships for undergraduate art students; research grants for art faculty scholarship; and bringing distinguished artists and guest lecturers to the Baylor campus. In addition to its own operations, the Institute funds an annual regional field trip for Baylor’s Department of Art students, as well as providing funding on other joint projects whenever possible.