Painting and Sculpture Exhibit Opens Jan. 26

Jan. 22, 1999

New American Talent: The 13th Exhibition, an art exhibit that features 33 works of painting and sculpture from 20 artists, will open Tuesday in Baylor University's Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Building. The exhibit will run through March 20.

Pieces in the exhibit were selected by Robert Storr, curator in the department of painting and sculpture in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Storr reviewed slides of works of art from 1,534 artists from across the country before making his selections. Seven Texas artists have works featured in the exhibit.

"We are pleased to host this traveling exhibition, and I am hopeful that the Baylor and Waco communities will enjoy viewing contemporary painting and sculpture from the U.S. here on campus," said Heidi J. Hornik, associate professor of art history and director of the Martin Museum.

"Through this exhibition, our art students will be exposed to works of art deemed 'cutting edge' by an authority of contemporary painting and sculpture from the Museum of Modern Art. They will be able to make their own judgments regarding the merit of the objects," she added.

The exhibit was organized by the Texas Fine Arts Association and supported in part by the Austin American Statesman; Capital Two-Way Communication Inc.; the city of Austin; Data Tomato Media & Design; Ella's Restaurant & Bar; Equity Office; Marc English: Design; Entergy Texas; F3 Films; the Freed Foundation; H-E-B; Korn/Ferry International; the National Endowment for the Arts; Reagan Outdoor Advertising; Rising Storm Design; the Texas Commission on the Arts; Ben White Business Park Ltd.; and the members of TFAA.

The Martin Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and during performances by the Baylor University Theater. There is no admission charge.

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