"Multiplicity" Exhibit Features the Elegance of Math at Martin Museum of Art

Aug. 24, 2016
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WACO, Texas (Aug. 24, 2016) – The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University will host a gallery talk with the artists of its new exhibit, Multiplicity, at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. Multiplicity will run from Aug. 23 through Sept. 25 and demonstrates how art can use math to create beauty and elegance.

The museum also will feature a concurrent exhibition entitled Encore: Masters from the Martin, with featured artists ranging from old masters, including Ansel Adams, to contemporary artists. Recent acquisitions and newly framed works will be on display.

Multiplicity brings together six artists from across the region with work that is the sum of smaller parts. From numerous possible combinations of Leisa Rich’s interactive installation, to Esteban Delgado’s familiar Tangram shapes, to Steve Hilton’s meticulously arranged clay marbles, this exhibition highlights the elegance of math in art. Laurie Weller uses reflections and translations to create a dynamic work. Greg Reuter shares a grid of found objects from the Padre Island National Seashore, and Brooke White offers time-lapse photography from her travels. These works explore content through repetition of object and subject to create meaning.

“Multiplicity offers viewers a non-traditional perspective into the art world,” said Martin Museum of Art Director Allison Chew Syltie. “Multiplicity offers the non-artist a way to appreciate art through nature, math, science and even engineering.”

The concurrent exhibition will be in Gallery II, along with a selection of work from the Martin Museum’s Permanent Collection. Encore: Masters from the Martin is an extension of a popular summer exhibition with a few new inclusions. It will be the debut of the Martin Museum’s most recent acquisition: a signed silver-gelatin photograph by Ansel Adams. Recently framed works to be presented are an engraving by Aegidius Sadeler dated to 1600 and two etchings from John Martin’s Paradise Lost series from the 1820s. Also on display will be The Harlot’s Progress by William Hogarth, a series of six engravings originally published in 1735 that tell a moral tale of a young woman’s fall from grace.

The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus, at 60 Baylor Ave.

Admission and events are free and open to the public. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The museum is closed Mondays, during Baylor University holidays, and between exhibitions.

For more information, call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website.

by Kalli Damschen, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


The museum’s mission is one of education and service by bringing outstanding art exhibitions, speakers and guest artists to Baylor University and Central Texas. The museum serves as a valuable teaching tool for students and faculty. Exhibitions complement the courses of art history and studio art taught within Baylor’s department of art. The permanent collection consists of approximately 1,300 objects representing a variety of art that has been donated to or purchased by Baylor. The collection contains art by such well-known artists as Robert Rauschenberg, Kathe Kollwitz, Francisco de Goya, and Edouard-Leon Cortes. Included in the collection are approximately 300 paintings by famous watercolor artists, among them George Post, Phil Dike, Edgar Whitney and John Marin.

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