The teaching and educational features of Baylor’s Department of Art extend beyond the classroom and studio. The Department of Art also houses the Martin Museum of Art – a regional museum that houses over 1300 original works. The Martin is open to the public and mounts exhibitions by national and international artists throughout the year. The Martin also hosts the Biennial Baylor Faculty Art Exhibit and the Annual juried Baylor Art Student Show.
Another wonderful educational asset housed within the Department of Art is the Allbritton Institute (AI) which supports educational opportunities for the study of 19th and 20th Century Art. Every year AI supports Art History courses that travel to locations such as New York, Boston, Dallas, and Chicago, allowing students first-hand access to worldclass original works in urban art capitals. In the spring semester, The Allbritton Institute supports an advanced Art History course which includes travel abroad, most recently to Vienna and Prague, where students engage in firsthand research. The Allbritton also hosts public events bringing artists such as Frank Stella to campus to continue the firsthand learning process.
The Baylor Department of Art also supports two unique art and learning collections: The Harding Black Collection and the McMullen-Connelly Family Collection of 20th century watercolors. These collections enable faculty and students to study original works of art in ceramics and painting.