Past Exhibitions

Masters from the Martin: Édouard Léon Cortès

May 16-August 11, 2019

 

 

 

The Expanse Between

Alexis Serio and Dewane Hughes

March 28- June 2, 2019

 

 

BFA Exhibition

April 25- May 1, 2019

 

 

 

Juried Student Exhibition 2019

March 28-April 18, 2019

The 10 award-winning artworks will be displayed at Baylor's URSA Scholars Week. For more information on Scholars Week, visit the URSA website.

 

 

The Neoclassical Gaze: Myth and Reality of Ancient Sculpture

January 22- March 8, 2019

The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University is pleased to announce the opening of our 2019 exhibition year with The Neoclassical Gaze: Myth and Reality of Ancient Sculpture from January 22 through March 8, 2019. This exhibition features Wilhelm Gottlieb Becker’s Augusteum (1804-1811), a three-volume publication of engravings illustrating ancient Greek and Roman sculpture. These engravings will be displayed alongside plaster cast reproductions of ancient sculpture on loan from the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin. These compelling works will be examined from the perspectives of both the ancient world, as well as that of the Neoclassical Revival at the turn of the nineteenth century, as presented by guest curators, Baylor Art Historians, Dr. Sean DeLouche and Dr. Nathan Elkins.

The Augusteum is a grand publication dedicated to the ancient sculpture collected by Augustus II, the Prince Elector of Saxony, in Dresden, Germany, during the mid-eighteenth century. Published in German and French editions from 1804 to 1811, and again in 1837, the books, Augusteum, Dresdens antike Denkmäler enthaltend and Augusteum, ou Description des Monumens Antiques qui se trouvent à Dresde, include elaborate textual descriptions of the sculptures accompanied by 154 intricate engravings. Most of the illustrations depict sculptural figures from both front and back views.

Beginning in 1723, Augustus II established the “Collection of Antique and Modern Sculptures” as part of his larger campaign to transform Dresden into a center for art and architecture in Germany. Many of the works he acquired came from the Chigi and Albani collections of Italy, whose antiquities originated predominantly from excavations in Rome and surrounding archeological sites. The Dresden Collection, currently housed in the historic Albertinum Museum in Dresden, is one of the oldest collections of ancient sculpture found outside Italy.

BFA Exhibition Fall 2018

November 15-20, 2018

John James Audubon: Life, Work & Legacy

John James Audubon

September 29 - November 11, 2018

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

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Faculty_Exhibition_2018 copy

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!

View 2018 Faculty Exhibition Catalog

Download 2018 Faculty Exhibition Catalog

 

 

Exhibition and Symposium: Student Research at The Martin
The Age of Mechanical Reproduction at the Martin Museum:
18th and 19th Century Printmaking
December 4 - 17, 2017
Public Symposium December 4th at 5:00pm

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.

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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.

 

 

John D. McClanahan: The Velasco Paintings

 

 

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

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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.

 

PAST SHOWS FROM THE 2016-2017 EXHIBITION PERIOD

Multiplicity

August 23 – September 25
Reception & Gallery Talk:
5:30-7pm, Thursday, August 25
 

TPS 25: The International Competition

Texas Photographic Society
October 6 – November 13
Reception & Talk with juror, Rixon Reed:
5:30-7pm, Thursday, October 6
 

BFA Exhibition

November 17 – 22
Reception:
5:30-7pm, Thursday, November 17
 

Confluence of Earth and Mind

Sherry Owens and Sharon Kopriva
January 17 – February 26
Reception & Gallery Talk:
5:30-7pm, Saturday, February 4
 

Annual Baylor Art Student Exhibition

March 23 – April 13
Opening Reception & Awards:
5:30-7pm, Thursday, March 23
 

BFA Exhibition

April 20 – 26
Reception:
5:30-7pm, Thursday, April 20