Martin Museum of Art to Host Dia de los Muertos Photogram

Dia de photograms
Oct. 26, 2016

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 25, 2016) — The Martin Museum of Art and the Baylor art department will host a free walk-up workshop involving photograms with Dia de los Muertos themed objects.

Dia de los Meurtos, or Day of the Dead, is a day to celebrate and remember those who have departed.

Photograms are images made on photosensitive paper without a camera. Visitors will arrange Dia de los Muertos objects and cutouts on the paper and, with the help of photography professors and students, they will expose the silhouettes and watch as the image appears in the chemicals.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Martin Museum of Art in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Martin Museum of Art website.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

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.

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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