Discovery Center Mayborn Museum Complex
Sacred Texts, Holy Images 

Now Open Through 

November 28
Sacred Texts, Holy Images
Rouault's Miserere and Chagall's Bible Series
September 25 through November 28, 2010


Sacred Texts, Holy Images features works by two of the most important religious artists of the twentieth century, Georges Rouault and Marc Chagall. Museum visitors have a unique opportunity to view two series that have never been shown together.


The opportunity to exhibit these two remarkable collections is made possible by the generosity of the Mark Foster Foundation, which has established Fine Arts in the Academy™ to advance the serious study of art, history, and Western tradition.

On October 7, Baylor Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stephen Heyde presented a concert titled “Meditations for the Eye and Ear.” The musical pieces were chosen to complement the art currently on display. A recording of the concert is now playing in the Anding Traveling Exhibits Gallery.


Admission to the museum (includes Sacred Texts, Holy Images) is $6 for adults, $4 for children and $5 for seniors. Museum and exhibits are free to all museum members and Baylor University students.

A version of the Gallery Guide available for use in the exhibition is now online. Download your own copy today!
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ReceptionSacred Texts, Holy Images Reception


This extraordinary exhibition will be on display through November 28th in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibits Gallery.

For all related events and more information see Baylor University Honors College Sacred Texts, Holy Images website.


Artifact spotlight
Artifact Spotlight 

Published in 1948 in Paris, the complete Miserere set on display here – all fifty-eight plates with accompanying title page, the artist’s preface, and a list of plates – was once contained in this original vellum-backed, cloth-covered portfolio box.

Of particular note is the gilt title, Miserere, stamped on the spine of the box, as well as the impressive brass clamp lock.


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Special Events


    Sacred Texts, Holy Images Community Lecture Series at the Mayborn Museum

    Our Community Lecture Series has been highly successful. Museum guests listened to lectures given by Dr. Thomas Hibbs and Dr. David Jeffrey about the artists featured in the exhibition. Join us for the final lecture given by Dr. Karen Pope.

    • November 4
      Rouault & Chagall: Etching Sacred Images
      Presented by Dr. Karen Pope, Faculty for 19th Century Art History, Allbritton Art Institute Department of Art, Baylor University.
      Mayborn Museum Complex: SBC Theater, 6:00pm


    Lectures will be held at the Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, Waco, TX 76706. Lectures are free and open to the public.


    Chemistry Magic Show- November 6

    Chemestry Magic Show November 6, 2010 Hold on to your seats. The Mayborn Museum is having a magical explosion! Museum visitors will enjoy an exciting Chemistry Magic Show at the Mayborn Museum on Saturday, November 6. Baylor University chemistry students will showcase their educational talents as they bring together the art of science and magic. The show starts at 1:00 pm. Admission to the museum includes the Chemistry Magic Show.




    Free Sunday Program
    Our Free Sunday Program continues on November 7, 2010 thanks to the support of our sponsor Bush's Chicken.

    Baylor University's Mayborn Museum would like to thank
    Packaging Corporation of America for sponsoring October's Free Sunday. Join us as we welcome everyone to the museum with no admission charge.



Museum Store

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Baylor football is bowl bound! Stop by the Museum Store to purchase your Baylor University inspired Christmas ornament.
Green and Gold for Your Tree!
Our Museum Store has heirloom quality decorations for your Christmas tree.
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    Now booking programming for the 2010/2011 school year.
    The Mayborn Museum is the perfect place for your school's field trip! The Mayborn Museum offers 1-2 hour(s) of programming, depending on the grade level and topic you choose for your group. All of our programs provide the opportunity to touch, explore, and investigate exhibits linked to natural science and cultural history.

    Programs are offered September 7, 2010 through May 27, 2011 (excluding weekends and holidays).To schedule a school program, please call 254-710-7526 between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, click here to download our brochure. (Adobe Acrobat Reader required)


Coming Soon

    A new exhibit entitled Chasing the Bone Pile: Highlights from the Baylor University Museum and the Strecker Museum Collections will début November 6. The Baylor University Museum, currently the Mayborn Museum Complex, has been in existence since 1893. This exhibit features highlights from the museum’s history, particularly when it was named the Strecker Museum from 1940 until 2002. Visitors will see some of the oldest and oddest specimens in the natural history collection, along with a wide variety of specimens representing fauna from Texas and the world. This exhibit will run through April.

    Join us during the holidays as we bring back one of your favorite Mayborn exhibits All Aboard the Mayborn Express, opening December 11th. This entertaining exhibit will be on display in the Thomas E. and Emilyne Weed Anding Traveling Exhibits Hall through January 3, 2011.

School & Adult Groups
Spots are filling up fast! Call to schedule a tour or program for your student or adult group.

Contact Lanna Palmer at 254-710-7526 to make your reservations or Click here to view our brochure.

Birthday Parties
Celebrate your child's birthday with a party at the Mayborn Museum Complex! Please call 254-710-1194 to book your party today!

Click here to read more about our one-of-a-kind birthday parties.

Membership to the Mayborn Museum provides an entire year of learning and fun! Family memberships can be purchased for only $75.

Call Misty Holly at 254-710-1180 or visit our website to make this valuable purchase online.

Make a Difference... Volunteer! Exciting new volunteer opportunities for youth and adults to engage, enjoy and explore.

Contact Becky Hansen at 254-710-4629 or visit the volunteer section of our website to learn more about ways you can help.

Interested in bringing a group to the museum? Click here to see the various ways your group can visit.
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