The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University featured John James Audubon: Life, Work & Legacy from September 29 through November 11, 2018. This exhibition featured work from Audubon’s The Birds of America, The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America, as well as published works from other ornithological and naturalist artists.
Life, Work & Legacy explored the life of artist John James Audubon, his journey creating The Birds of America, and its impact in the scientific and artistic communities. Visitors will have the chance to explore Audubon’s artistic process, examine works of his contemporaries, and experience the lasting impact Audubon has had on generations of artists and in numerous fields of science, especially ornithology and environmental conservation.
2018 Biennial Baylor Art Faculty Exhibition
January 18 – February 25th, 2018
Art History Lectures: 4-5:30pm, Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Reception: 5:30pm, Thursday, January 18th, 2018
The 2018 Baylor Art Faculty Exhibition is the third biennial faculty exhibition for the Department of Art.
The Baylor art faculty are practicing professionals active in their respective fields of specialization. The research activity of the art historians involves worldwide travel and results in published scholarly articles and books. They participate in this biennal display of talents by presenting twenty-minute lectures on topics of their choosing on the day of the opening reception, Thursday, January 18, beginning at 4:00 pm in lecture hall 149.
The studio faculty exhibit internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally. They belong to professional societies and organizations. Their works regularly appear in peer-reviewed juried exhibitions, solo exhibitions at museums, galleries, and art centers, as well as in national and international publications.
We invite you to join us for this very special exhibition!
Danville Chadbourne: Retrospective Part IV: Small Wooden Sculptures
The Martin Museum of Art hosted Danville Chadbourne and his retrospective exhibition at the Martin Museum of Art. This exhibition ran from October 5 through November 12.
Chadbourne's work in this exhibition evokes a spiritual journey through totem-like constructs that simultaneously appear contemporary and ancient. These small wooden sculptures offer an introspective and almost otherworldly experience. The breadth of Chadbourne’s work is impressive, and it is obvious that his creative process is meticulous and unending.
The Martin Museum of Art held a reception on Thursday, October 5th, from 5:30 to 7pm.
The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University proudly featured John McClanahan: The Velasco Paintings from August 22 through September 24, 2017. This exhibition showcased the most recent work of Texas Artist and former Baylor Art Department Chair, John McClanahan
McClanahan received a BFA from Bethany College and an MFA from University of Iowa. He held positions at Stephen F. Austin State University, Queen College in North Carolina, and Baylor University. While at Baylor, Professor McClanahan acted at Chair of the Art Department, and Director of the Allbritton Art Institute.
His career spans decades and his work has been exhibited internationally in more than 200 shows. McClanahan’s latest body of work offers viewers a collection of expressive landscapes full of vivid horizons where sky meets land.