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.
Opening Receptions & Symphony Orchestra
Sacred Texts, Holy Images Opening Reception
Pre-Symphony Orchestra Reception
Makoto Fujimura Reception
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
Prof. David L. Jeffrey presents "Yafeh Talmud Torah: the Joyful Jewish Art of Marc Chagall"
Prof. Karen Rechnitzer Pope presents Rouault & Chagall: Etching Sacred Images
Symposium: November 11 & 12
Makoto Fujimura (Contemporary artist and lecturer on art and spirituality)
Prof. Soo Yun Kang (Rouault scholar and Professor of Art History, Chicago State University)
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)
Mark Foster & Prof. David L. Jeffrey