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Sacred Texts, Holy Images:

Rouault's Miserere and Chagall's Bible Series

From Sept. 25-Nov. 28, Baylor University's Mayborn Museum had the privilege of housing two of the greatest masterpieces of modern religious art: Georges Rouault's Miserere and Marc Chagall's Bible series. The opportunity to exhibit these two remarkable collections was made possible by the generosity of the Mark Foster Foundation, which has established Fine Arts in the Academy to "advance the serious study of art, history, and Western civilization on America's college campuses by putting students face-to-face with masterpieces of our own Western tradition." (Full Press Release)

And from Oct. 19-Nov. 13, the Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Art Center housed the exhibit Soliloquies by Makoto Fujimura, a contemporary artist influenced by Rouault and who also is a lecturer on art and spirituality.

Sponsors: Honors College, Mayborn Museum, Martin Museum of Art, Institute for Faith & Learning, Honors Residential College


Full Schedule

Opening Receptions & Symphony Orchestra

• Sacred Texts, Holy Images Opening Reception
2-4 p.m. Sunday, September 26 -- Mayborn Museum Complex

• Pre-Symphony Orchestra Reception
6-7 p.m. Thursday, October 7 -- Mayborn Museum Complex

Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7 -- Jones Hall

• Makoto Fujimura Reception
3-4 p.m. Thursday, November 11 -- Martin Museum of Art

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Honors College, Mayborn Museum, Martin Museum of Art, and Honors Residential College will co-sponsor a symposium and community lecture series.

Community Lecture Series

Prof. Thomas S. Hibbs presents Hope in Exile: The Christian Artistic Visions of Rouault and Fujimura
6 p.m. Thursday, October 14 -- SBC Theater, Mayborn Museum Complex

Prof. David L. Jeffrey presents "Yafeh Talmud Torah: the Joyful Jewish Art of Marc Chagall"
6 p.m. Thursday, October 28 -- SBC Theater, Mayborn Museum Complex

Prof. Karen Rechnitzer Pope presents Rouault & Chagall: Etching Sacred Images
6 p.m. Thursday, November 4 -- SBC Theater, Mayborn Museum Complex

Symposium: November 11 & 12

Makoto Fujimura (Contemporary artist and lecturer on art and spirituality)
A Journey into a Liminal Space: Painting with Georges Rouault
4 p.m. Thursday, November 11 -- Jones Theater, Hooper-Schaeffer Fine Arts Center

Prof. Soo Yun Kang (Rouault scholar and Professor of Art History, Chicago State University)
Symbolic Poetry: the Landscapes in Rouault's Miserere
7 p.m. Thursday, November 11 -- Alexander Reading Room, Honors Residential College-Alexander Hall

Prof. Benjamin Harshav (Chagall scholar and Professor of Comparative Literature, J.& H. Blaustein Professor of Hebrew Language and Literature, and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Yale University)
Marc Chagall: "Unconsciously Conscious" Artist
4 p.m. Friday, November 12 -- SBC Theater, Mayborn Museum Complex

Mark Foster & Prof. David L. Jeffrey
6:30 p.m. Friday, November 12 -- Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center (By invitation only due to limited seating)
Prof. David L. Jeffrey will present Rouault and Chagall: Prophet and Priest to Modernity