Baylor's Martin Museum of Art Presents Art History Faculty Lectures

Feb. 21, 2014

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2014) - The Baylor department of art and the Martin Museum of Art will present three short faculty lectures at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, Lecture Hall 149.

The lectures, which will be 20 minutes each, will be presented by Nathan Elkins, Ph.D., Heidi Hornik, Ph.D., and Karen Pope, Ph.D. The topics of their lectures are:

• Elkins - "Making Art in the Late Roman Empire: Emperors and Coin Die Engravers in the Roman Provinces" will discuss the influences and impacts of coins designed for currency.

• Hornik - "Tosini/Not Tosini: Exploring Connoisseurship," will cover her research on attributing and dating of works of Florentine Italian Renaissance master painter Michele Tosini.

• Pope - "Allure of the East: The Impact of Japanese Art of the West in the Later Nineteenth Century," will trace the influence in décor, representation, and design.

Light refreshments will be provided after the event, as well as a question-and-answer session with the presenters.

The Martin Museum of Art is currently featuring an exhibition showcasing original works of art created by the Baylor studio art faculty.

Karin Gilliam, director of the Martin Museum of Art, said this is the first year the lecturers have participated in the exhibition.

"In the past the exhibition has just involved studio faculty, so this is the first year that we've included art historians," she said. "Each of their presentations is based on their individual areas of research and expertise.

"Because the topics are so varied, the event will be interesting to people with many different interests," Gilliam said. "They will very much attract people outside of the art field in addition to our own art history majors."

The Martin Museum of Art is in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. For more information, call Baylor University art department at (254) 710-1867.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT MARTIN MUSEUM OF ART

The museum's mission is one of education and service by bringing outstanding art exhibitions, speakers and guest artists to Baylor University and Central Texas. The museum serves as a valuable teaching tool for students and faculty. Exhibitions complement the courses of art history and studio art taught within Baylor's department of art. The permanent consists of approximately 1,300 objects representing a variety of art that has been donated to or purchased by Baylor. The collection contains art by such well-known artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Kathe Kollwitz, Francisco de Goya, and Edouard-Leon Cortes. Included in the collection are approximately 300 paintings by famous watercolor artists, among them George Post, Phil Dike, Edgar Whitney and John Marin.

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