Martin Museum of Art to Feature Selections from the Permanent Collection

May 28, 2015
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WACO, Texas (May 28, 2015) – The Baylor University Martin Museum of Art will showcase works of art from its permanent collection, including some recent acquisitions, from June 2- July 17.

The exhibit will feature work from Robert Rauschenberg, Pierre Alechinsky, Karel Appel, A. G. Greer, Lilian Garcia-Roig and Kermit Oliver.

"The Martin Museum of Art has over 1,600 pieces in its permanent collection, safely tucked away in storage, but seldom exhibited because of a shortage of gallery space. This summer, 25 treasures from the collection will be on display,” Director of the Martin Museum of Art Karin Gilliam said.

On display will also be a new collection of works given by University of Texas professor emeritus Paul Hatgil, which highlights Texas modern artists Timothy High, David Adickes and Kelly Fearing.

“Among the works being showcased is a floral painting by A.G. Greer whose paintings hung in the White House during the Johnson administration, a landscape by Claude H. Pissarro who is the grandson of Impressionist artist Camille Pissarro and the contemporary panel painting: "Autobiography, 1968" by Robert Rauschenberg. The exhibition is small, but there is definitely something to interest everyone," Gilliam said.

The exhibit is located at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center and admission is free. Hours for the museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The museum will be closed on Mondays, during Baylor holidays, as well as July 3-4.

by Spencer Cutright, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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