Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art to Host BFA Senior Exhibition and Reception

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April 20, 2015

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WACO, Texas (April 20, 2015) – Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art will kick off its annual Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Senior exhibition with a reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23. The exhibition will run April 23–28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Graduating studio art seniors are required to exhibit in order to receive a BFA. Students will exhibit 10 pieces from their areas of concentration, such as sculpture, painting and graphic design. This semester, there is one print-making major, one photography major and eight graphic design majors.

“These students have been working with their respective professors to create and exhibit a body of work,” said Karin Gilliam, director of Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art. “It’s going to be a wonderful exhibition.”

The pieces will be evaluated by faculty members who will grade their work based on predetermined criteria. Unlike other exhibitions hosted by the Martin Museum of Art, the BFA exhibition requires the students to install their own pieces.

“It gives the students experience in the process of exhibiting. Along with doing their own installation, they do their own lighting and exhibition announcement. It is very much a capstone, hands-on experience for them,” Gilliam said.

The students began installation on Monday, April 20.

The exhibit and reception will be free and open to the public.

The Martin Museum of Art is located in Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at 60 Baylor Avenue in Waco.

For more information, contact Karin_Gilliam@baylor.edu

by Sarah Czerwinski, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

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.

ABOUT MARTIN MUSEUM OF ART

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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