Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art Will Showcase Student Works in B.F.A. Senior Exhibition

Nov. 16, 2015
BFA 2015 exhibition

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 16, 2015) – Baylor University’s Martin Museum of Art and the department of art in the College of Arts & Sciences will host their biannual Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Exhibition from Thursday, Nov. 19, to Tuesday, Nov. 24. To kick off the exhibition, a reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Martin Museum of Art.

“The Martin Museum of Art is always proud to exhibit the work of our Baylor students,” said Allison Syltie, director of the Martin Museum of Art. “The work shown in these exhibitions is the result of years of dedicated learning, exploration and artistic endeavor. We wish these and future students the best of luck!”

Graduating studio art seniors are required to participate in the exhibition in order to receive their degree. Students will exhibit approximately 10 pieces from their areas of concentration, such as sculpture, painting and graphic design.

“The B.F.A. Exhibition is an opportunity for graduating B.F.A. students to exhibit works of art that represent the body of work they have created through the studio art program,” said Jennifer Spry, educational coordinator at the Martin Museum of Art. “Each student participates in the planning, curating and installation process for the exhibition.”

This semester’s exhibition will feature works by graduating students Sofia Carrillo, Allie Lovell and Caroline Layne.

The event and reception are free and open to the public. Some artwork will be available for purchase.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The museum is closed on Mondays, during Baylor University holidays and in between exhibitions.

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

For more information, contact the Martin Museum of Art at 254-710-1867.

by Ashton Brown, 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 BAYLOR COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University’s oldest and largest academic division, consisting of 24 academic departments and 13 academic centers and institutes. The more than 5,000 courses taught in the College span topics from art and theatre to religion, philosophy, sociology and the natural sciences. Faculty conduct research around the world, and research on the undergraduate and graduate level is prevalent throughout all disciplines. Visit www.baylor.edu/artsandsciences.

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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