Open Today 10 AM – 5 PM | Last guest admitted at 4:30 PM

Martin Museum of Art

We work to build an environment where the visual arts can inspire, foster growth, and enhance the educational experience of our patrons. As an integral component of the Department of Art & Art History within the College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor University, the Martin supports the scholarship of our faculty, staff, and students, provides a creative bridge for our communities and empowers creative freedom.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

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Exhibitions complement art history and studio art coursework taught within the Department of Art and Art History. Temporary and traveling exhibitions featuring nationally and internationally recognized artists are presented throughout the year.

The Hammer That Shapes Reality
A Selection of Works by Käthe Kollwitz

Exhibition Open Now. Käthe Kollwitz produced a prolific output of graphic arts work from the early 1900s until her death in 1945. Largely focusing on the deep biological connection between mother and child, and the vulnerability of this relationship, as threatened by violence, war, and famine. Included in the exhibition are several works, courtesy of the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin.

A Treasure Trove of Pulp Fiction Cover Art

Sex, war, communists, cowboys, and killers. What do these all have in common? With the advent of cheap, mass production of books and magazines, these shocking subjects dominated popular American literature in the mid-20th century. Pulps, named after the inexpensive wood-pulp paper that was used to print on, became a genre of its own by luring millions of readers and dominating the paperback book market with a low price and covers featuring scenes of graphic violence, mystery, and scantily clad heroines.

Life and Work: Making Drawings
Visiting Artist William Downs to exhibit Fall 2024

Artist William Downs will bring his work to the Martin this fall for a special exhibition and installation project. Downs will be working in the gallery to create a unique wall drawing for the exhibition, along with other completed works to round out the display.

The exhibition will be on view September 17th - December 22nd, 2024

Permanent Collection

The Permanent Collection at the Martin Museum of Art comprises approximately 1,500 works of art spanning five centuries from Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. The Collection has been established through donations and purchases via the generosity of artists, collectors, corporations, institutions, and acquisition funds. The Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University continues to collect works of art to support the academic and artistic scholarship of its students, faculty, community, and collaborative artists, furthering the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts.

Permanent Collection

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The Martin Museum of Art offers both guided and self-led tours for college classes, K-12 classes, special interest groups and organizations, and for the general public.

The Martin Museum of Art is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center at Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

Museum Hours:

Admission is free for everyone. Last guest admitted at 4:30 PM.

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday: Closed

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