Art Museum and Galleries
Commitment to the Arts
The Fine Arts Museum, Contemporary Art Gallery and Gallery 220 are located in the University Academic Center. These museum and gallery spaces support lifelong learning among a range of audiences, including the University family and the broader arts Houston community.
Religious-themed paintings and prints are on display in the Fine Arts Museum, including St. John in the Wilderness by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, c.1624. Programming varies throughout the academic year and includes lectures, poetry readings and musical performances as well as community outreach programs.
The Contemporary Art Gallery is located in the University Academic Center on the Houston Baptist University campus. This state-of-the art exhibition space was completed in the summer of 2012 and its inaugural exhibition, Spontaneous Memorial: A Commemorative Installation by Frank McEntire, honored the victims of 9/11.
Art exhibits by regional artists are rotated every two months during the Fall and Spring semesters in both of these unique spaces. Visiting artists provide meaningful interaction and inspiration during gallery talks presented at the regularly scheduled opening receptions. HBU art students also participate in the installation process during their courses in Gallery and Museum practices.