Sculptor James Surls to Give Gallery Talk Nov. 13 at Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art

Nov. 11, 2014
Surls and Rock"Knowing What the Stone Knows," created by sculptor James Surls (Courtesy photo)

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Contact: Terry Goodrich,(254) 710-3321

WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) — The art of internationally-renowned contemporary sculptor James Surls will continue to be exhibited at Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art through Thursday, Nov. 13, with a reception and gallery talk beginning at 5:30 p.m. that day.

The exhibition and talk are free and open to the public. A reception and light refreshments will follow the talk.

Surls has distinguished himself with monumental scale wood, steel and bronze sculptures, often featuring natural and human images and forms displayed in outdoor spaces. His work has been exhibited at numerous venues, among them the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and Dallas Museum of Art.

Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art is located on campus in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. in Waco, Texas. The museum operates from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. NOTE: The museum will not open until 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, the day of the talk.

Visitor parking is at Wiethorn Visitors Center, 55 Baylor Ave. One-day parking passes also are available at the museum reception desk.

For more information about Martin Museum of Art, please call 254-710-1867 or visit the museum website at


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 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. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


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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