Martin Museum of Art to Feature Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman Paintings

DateNovember 29 - December 15, 2012
LocationMartin Museum of Art, Hooper-Shaefer Fine Arts Center
DescriptionThe Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will feature paintings by Makoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman beginning November 29, 2012. Fujimura and Herman, along with composer Christopher Theofanidis (Yale University) and theologian Dr. Jeremy Begbie (Duke University), have collaborated on this touring exhibition and concert, which responds to the generative poem Four Quartets by T. S. Eliot — a masterpiece that is still able to transcend its era and social location, generating fresh response and inspiring artists of this generation. The artists and composer have each created new work in response to the imagery, emotion, and allusion in Four Quartets, and have collaborated with Dr. Begbie to initiate scholarly and theological discourse that underscores Eliot's relevance for this new generation. A gallery talk and reception for both artists will be held at the Martin Museum of Art on January 15 at 2pm. The artists will also participate in a panel discussion of Faith & the Arts at 4pm that afternoon in the Alexander Reading Room at Baylor University. That evening, there will be a Baylor School of Music concert in Jones Hall of a newly commissioned piano quintet by composer Theofanidis at 7:30pm.

Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts (2003-2009), he has contributed internationally as an advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. Fujimura’s work is exhibited around the world, including Dillon Gallery (New York), Sen Gallery (Tokyo), The Contemporary Museum of Tokyo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts Museum and Oxford House at Taikoo Place (Hong Kong). Fujimura founded the International Arts Movement in 1992 and the Fujimura Institute in 2011.

Bruce Herman is an artist and educator whose words and works are published widely in popular and scholarly journals and in several books. His paintings have been exhibited in most major cities in the United States and abroad in Italy, England, Israel, and Japan and his work is found in major private and public collections including the Vatican Museum of Modern Religious Art in Rome, the Grunwald Center Collection of the Hammer Museum in L.A., and the Cincinnati Art Museum. Herman holds the Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts at Gordon College where he taught for twenty-five years.

The exhibition will run November 29 – December 15, and will be reopening January 2 – 17. All events are free and the public is cordially invited.

The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. NEW HOURS are 10am-6pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. 10am-7:30pm on Thursday. 10am-4pm on Saturday. 1-4pm on Sunday. The museum is closed during university holidays. Admission is free and all events are open to the public, unless specified. For more information call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website at

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