Selections from the Permanent Collection

The exhibit “Selections from the Permanent Collection” at Baylor’s Martin Museum of Art has been extended to Aug. 18, 2012. The exhibit features artworks by Joan Miró, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall and others. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Here’s a few of the works you’ll see. (Click on each photo for a larger view).

Speaking of the Martin Museum of Art,  the past academic year was a great one. During 2011-2012, the Martin Museum hosted six exhibitions featuring nationally recognized artists, including one nationally traveling exhibition. In addition, there were two group exhibitions of graduating BFA seniors from Baylor, as well as one student and faculty exhibition. Approximately 6,300 visitors turned out for these exhibitions during the year, averaging about 700 per exhibition.

The Martin Museum of Art purchased four new pieces with museum funds during the year, and had an additional 20 new pieces given to the museum as gifts, including artwork by Joan Miró, Marc Chagall and H. Claude Pissarro. This brings the total of pieces in the museum’s Permanent Collection to 1,574, valued at $4 million.

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