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 students; research grants for faculty scholarship; and bringing distinguished artists and guest lecturers to the Baylor campus.
The Allbritton Art Institute is a private nonprofit educational organization that complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, genetic information, sex, marital status, pregnancy status, age, disability, religion, military service or veteran status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school; in administration of its educational and admissions policies; scholarships and financial aid; all school-administered programs; and as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Allbritton Art Institute encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.