Martin Museum of Art Welcomes Sedrick Huckaby

April 24, 2012

Sedrick Huckaby with his work "A Love Supreme"

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WACO, Texas (April 24, 2012) - Artist Sedrick Huckaby will offer a presentation to the community at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in Room 149 of the Hooper Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. Hosted by the Martin Museum of Art at Baylor, the event is free and open to the public.

Born in Fort Worth in 1975, Huckaby is inspired by his family, faith and his African-American heritage. He earned his bachelor's degree in fine arts from Boston University in 1997 and his master's degree in fine arts from Yale University in 1999. Thanks to traveling scholarships, he journeyed to Europe to study the old masters in England, France and Italy. He also attended the nine-week summer artists residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, in 2004.

Huckaby has been honored with several awards, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, the Anne Giles Kimbrough Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and the African American Museum in Dallas.

About the Martin Museum of Art

For the past 30 years, the Martin Museum of Art has been devoted to education and service. The museum is committed to bringing outstanding art exhibitions, speakers and guest artists to Baylor and the Central Texas community. The museum serves as a valuable teaching tool for students and faculty. Exhibitions complement the courses of art history and studio art taught within the department of art at Baylor.

The museum is located in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor campus. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The museum is closed during university holidays. Admission is free and all events are open to the public, unless specified.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805