To foster creativity, exploration, and a sense of belonging for all.
To enrich the lives of current and future generations with visual arts through the acquisition, presentation, and preservation of works 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.
As a fundamental part of our intellectual well-being and cultural and social structure, the visual arts and its disciplines provide a necessary output for all creative minds to be seen and heard. We believe in diversity, equity, and inclusion. The visual arts are a vital part of our existence.
Who We Are - C.R.E.A.T.E.
Culture - An essential part of our existence; customs, the arts, social institutions, and intellectual achievements. Specifically, we recognize tradition, ritual, craft, practice, and innovation as the building blocks of the visual arts. These are the foundations by which art and culture will endure in the future.
Respect - We appreciate the rights, wishes, traditions, and abilities of everyone.
Education - An enlightening experience. Whether experts or beginners, we all remain students. Within all visual arts disciplines, exposure, interpretation, and instruction are vital to our intellectual and emotional growth and unique sense of understanding.
Affirmation- We will succeed in anything with emotional support and encouragement, positive thinking, and self-empowerment.
Tolerance - Willingness and acceptance of alternative viewpoints, actions, ideas, objects, or people that may differ from our own views and experiences.
Equity - Fairness and justice, by providing the same to all, recognizing that we do not all start from the same place, and we must acknowledge, seek, and act to understand fairly and responsibly.