About the Baum

Mission Statement

The Baum Gallery is an educational art museum for UCA students, faculty and staff, and the central Arkansas community. The Director and Faculty Exhibitions Committee select national and international touring exhibitions, sponsor juried student shows, and cooperate across disciplines to curate original exhibits distinctly suited to an academic environment. The gallery develops exhibitions and events that invite interaction and encourage dialogue about visual art: the creators, studio process, history, criticism, curation, and cultural contexts.

Exhibits and events are under the aegis of the UCA Department of Art, College of Fine Arts and Communication. The Baum Gallery maintains institutional memberships in the Arkansas Museums Association, the Association of College and University Museums and Galleries, and the American Association of Museums.


Museum Associations

Arkansas Museums Association

Arkansas Arts Council

Southeastern Museums Conference

ACUMG (Association of College/University Museums/Galleries)

American Association of Museums

American Art Museum Directors

National Endowment for the Arts


Artist Submissions

Unsolicited submissions require 12-20 screen-resolution images, a CV or artist resume, an artist statement relevant to the submitted work, and contact info (return of mailed materials with SASE).


Appraisals or Authentications

The Baum Gallery does not provide appraisals or authentications. Contact the Appraisers Association of America for guidelines and state searches at www.appraisersassoc.org, or find general information and web links for appraisals on the web site of the Archives of American Art (http://www.aaa.si.edu/) at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.