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From the Lubbock Cultural District:

Thursday, January 24:  –

Museum of Texas Tech University
Come and See:  Ladies in Red; The Rest of the Story
10:30am – 12:00pm
Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium
3301 4th Street
Tickets:  Come and See is free but reservations are required.   To RSVP, or for more information, contact

Come and See in September will focus, in part, on the stories behind some of the red dresses in the Ladies in Red exhibition.

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
2019 Business Expo
10:00am – 4:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Advanced Tickets: $5.00
Chamber Members: $5.00 discount (presale)
At the Door: $10

Schedule of Events:  –

9:00am – 10:00am:  Exhibitor Networking
9:45 am:  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
10:00am:  Exhibits open to the public
10:30am:  Expo Seminar:  Panel Discussion; Time-Test Tips, Triumphs and Tribulations
2:30pm:  Expo Seminar; How to Attract and Retain Top Talen
3:00pm:  Exhibitor Awards
4:00pm:  Exhibits Close

Lectures:  –

10:30 a.m. – Time-Tested Tips, Triumphs, and Tribulations: This interactive panel of local, long-time business owners will share tips and lessons learned over the decades that has helped their business remain relevant and successful over the decades. The panel will include Lloyd Caballero, RD Thomas Advertising; Melissa Grimes, Studio West; and Shara Konechney, Piper. The panel will discuss what worked, what didn’t and what they wished someone would’ve told them years ago on how to obtain long-term career success.

2:30 p.m. – How to Attract and Retain Top Talent: According to research presented in the book ‘Talent Magnet’ by Mark Miller, top talent looks for three things in an organization: a better boss, a brighter future, and a bigger vision. Join Brandon Mulkey, Owner & Operator of Chick-fil-A 69th & Slide and 82nd & Milwaukee as he discusses the very successful Chick-fil-A talent strategy. Attendees will also be entered into a raffle to win free Chick-fil-A!

Friday, January 25:  –

Museum of Texas Tech University
Art History Series:  Thomas Gainsborough:  Portrait Art in England
10:30am coffee time; 11:00am lecture
Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium
3301 4th Street
Tickets:  Semester Dues
$45 Friends and Family Level & Non-Members
$7 Individual Session (payable at door)
FREE for students with valid ID

Laugh Hub City
Raul Sanchez – PG-13 Comedy Show
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Front Row A – includes After-show meet and greet $35.00; Remainder of floor (Rows B-K) $25.00; Balcony $20.00
Box Seats (includes after-show meet and greet) $40.00 (does not include concessions)
The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.
* Normally we are closed on Sunday unless a show is scheduled.  In this instance the box office typically opens one hour prior to the starting time of the show.

Host:  Miguel Lozano; Opener:  Selena Martinez; Feature:  Matt Villegas; Headliner:  Raul Sanchez

Laugh Hub City
Raul Sanchez – After Dark Comedy Show
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Front Row A – includes After-show meet and greet $35.00; Remainder of floor (Rows B-K) $25.00; Balcony $20.00
Box Seats (includes after-show meet and greet) $40.00 (does not include concessions)
The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.
* Normally we are closed on Sunday unless a show is scheduled.  In this instance the box office typically opens one hour prior to the starting time of the show.

Host:  Miguel Lozano; Opener:  Chris Hobart; Feature:   Kendall Smith-Rodriguez; Headliner:  Raul Sanchez

Friday, January 25 – Saturday, January 26:  –

Association of Texas Small Schools Bands All Region Weekend
All Day Event – for schedule please contact Matt Knight below
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Performances are free and open to the public

For additional information regarding this event please contact Matt Knight at 806.298.4904 (office) or 806.778.6258 (cell).

Friday, January 25 – Sunday, January 27:  –

Friday: 12:00pm – 2:00am   Saturday:  10:00am – 2:00am   Sunday:  10:00am – 5:00pm
MCM Elegante Hotel
801 Avenue Q
Tickets:  VIP Pass (3 day admission) $85.00
VIP Pass Includes:  Priority seating at all panels and performances, Priority admission to RAVE and Winter Ball, Autograph Vouchers for all attending celebrity guests, Free Child (12 and under) admission all weekend.
Weekend Pass (3 days admission) $35.00
Weekend Pass Includes:  Unique Badge, Admission to RAVE, Admission to Winter Ball, Admission to Saturday after party, Admission to all Panels and Concerts
Purchase all tickets here:

Schedule of Events:

Our Hub City Comic Convention fans asked for another event, and we’re thrilled to bring the first Anime Hotel Convention for the region with celebrity voice actors, maid cafes, horror anime escape rooms, video game tournaments, concerts, shopping, an artist alley, along with after-hours programs.

Anime, cosplay, and Japanese culture fans are expected to turn out in large numbers for AnimeWTX, the first anime convention in West Texas, January 25-27th at the MCM Elegante Hotel. Hosted by the creators of Hub City Comic Convention, the largest comic convention in the area, AnimeWTX will bring celebrity voice actors from the anime industry, Japanese singers and Idol performers, a Japanese maid cafe and escape room, concerts, gaming, cosplay, and anime themed artists and vendors for exclusive shopping for anime and fandom attendees. Headlining AnimeWTX are celebrated voice actors Sonny Strait, Eric Vale, Elise Baughman, and Rick Robertson, who together have voiced hundreds of popular characters from the most popular shows in the anime world such as My Hero Academy, Assassination Classroom, Bleach, Dragon Ball, Fruits Basket, Hetalia, Full Metal Alchemist, and Ruroni Kenshin.

The weekend also features prominent musicians and performers such as singer and IFA United Nations International Ambassador Kohei Hattori from New York, Idol star Melancholiaah, anime cover band Area of Effect, and Idol dance groups Tea Team and Start: Splash. Entertainment goes late into the night with an anime rave Friday and a formal winter ball Saturday with anime-themed drinks for those over 21.

A massively popular feature of comic and anime conventions is costume play, better known as cosplay. AnimeWTX will feature several regional cosplayers in addition to costume contests for adults and children. Fans of specific shows will be given plenty of chances to share their enthusiasm during many meetups over the weekend with hot chocolate socials, gaming tournaments, tea parties, and programs and panels covering topics from Japanese culture to the hottest fandoms in the country.

Saturday, January 26:  –

Saturday’s at LHUCA
Tai Chi in the Gallery
10:00am – 11:00am
Studio Gallery
511 Avenue K
Free and open to the public

Find your inner balance with Tai Chi in the Gallery.

Beginning at 10AM in the beautiful and serene Studio Gallery, join Meiling Jin as she leads breathing, mindfulness, and body movement exercises to start your weekend in a healthy and peaceful frame of mind.

This program is offered at no charge as part of Saturdays at LHUCA.

Museum of Texas Tech University
Come and See:  Ladies in Red; The Rest of the Story
10:30am – 12:00pm
Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium
3301 4th Street
Tickets:  Come and See is free but reservations are required.   To RSVP, or for more information, contact

Come and See in September will focus, in part, on the stories behind some of the red dresses in the Ladies in Red exhibition.

Texas Tech Athletics
Texas Tech Lady Raiders vs. University of Texas Lady Longhorns
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue

Saturday’s at LHUCA
Balfok Lubbock Community Dance Class
1:00pm – 2:00pm
LHUCA Graffiti Building
511 Avenue K
Free and open to the public

Join Balfolk Lubbock in the LHUCA Graffiti Building for community dance class. Learn popular dances from France and England with live music. Bring a friend or meet a new one here. This program offered at no charge as part of Saturdays at LHUCA.

Texas Tech Athletics
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue

2019 SEC/Big 12 Challenge game.

Texas Tech University School of Music
Ute Lemper Guest Artist Recital
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 W. 18th Street
Free and open to the public

Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs
Sixth Annual Robert Burns Supper
6:00pm – 10:00pm
ICC Hall of Nations
601 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.  Tickets are $68.75 per person.  *event is for ages 21 and over only*

A celebration highlighting Scottish heritage and the legacy of Scottish Poet Laureate, Robert Burns.  Traditional Scottish attire is encouraged for this event.

Doors open at 6:00pm and dinner begins at 6:30pm with “Piping in the Haggis” and “The Selkirk Grace.”

Activities include:  prime rib dinner, samples of Scotch whiskey, readings from the poems of Robert Burns, storytelling, and traditional Scottish music performances by Ed Miller, Scooter Muse, and Jill Chambless.

100 Black Men of West Texas
24th annual Scholarship Gala
6:30pm – 12:00am
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
2521 17th Street on the TTU campus
Tickets:  Call Reggie Dial at 806.438.8464 or by email at  or via the website of
If you are interested in helping underwrite this event or sponsor a table please visit:

Instrumentalist Tom Braxton will provide musical entertainment for the program, which raises funds for scholarships provided by the nonprofit organization.

The 100 Black Men of West Texas, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides support and services to numerous community focused causes; and, our primary mission involves the mentoring of youth and the promotion of education through the provision of scholarship opportunities to high school and college students.

This scholarship gala will once again serve as the kick-off event for the local 2018 African American Heritage Month Celebration. Over the past 23 years, we have provided nearly $200,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors and continuing college students thanks to your support.

Laugh Hub City
Raul Sanchez – PG-13 Comedy Show
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Front Row A – includes After-show meet and greet $35.00; Remainder of floor (Rows B-K) $25.00; Balcony $20.00
Box Seats (includes after-show meet and greet) $40.00 (does not include concessions)
The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.
* Normally we are closed on Sunday unless a show is scheduled.  In this instance the box office typically opens one hour prior to the starting time of the show.

Host:  Steven Feldman; Opener:  Cheryl Pittman; Feature:  Miguel Lozano; Headliner:  Raul Sanchez

Laugh Hub City
Raul Sanchez – After Dark Comedy Show
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cactus Theater
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Front Row A – includes After-show meet and greet $35.00; Remainder of floor (Rows B-K) $25.00; Balcony $20.00
Box Seats (includes after-show meet and greet) $40.00 (does not include concessions)
The Cactus Theater does not permit exchanges, refunds or credit for future shows in exchange for unused tickets.
Box office hours are:  Monday-Thursday:  3:00 – 5:00 PM*, Saturday:  3:00 – 9:30 PM*
* If Monday is a major holiday, box office not open
* If no show scheduled Friday, box office closes at 5:30
* If no show scheduled Saturday, box office not open.
* Normally we are closed on Sunday unless a show is scheduled.  In this instance the box office typically opens one hour prior to the starting time of the show.

Host:  JJ Howell; Opener:  Nick Saverino; Feature:   Taylor Dowdy; Headliner:  Raul Sanchez

Sunday, January 27:  –

Museum of Texas Tech University
Interfaith Panel
Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium
3301 4th Street
Free and open to the public

A panel made up of Dr. Anne Epstein, of Congregation Shaareth Israel; the Rev. Davis B. Prince, retired minister of the Word and Sacrament Presbyterian Church; Dr. Abdul Hamood, a researcher at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; and Dr. Mark Webb, chairman of the TTU Philosophy Department, will discuss the commonalities between the three religions.


Odessa Arts announces a call for Artists for Traffic Box Project

Odessa Arts is seeking applications from artists and designers interested in creating artwork for four electrical boxes. The boxes will become part of an Outdoor Gallery of Public Art, joining twenty already completed boxes. The completed boxes will be unveiled in Summer 2019. 

One artist or designer will be selected for this opportunity and will be paid an all-inclusive fee of $4000 to create the artwork. This project will create a unique and memorable visual statement that will highlight the Public Art Program here in Odessa. We are seeking an artist or designer who will approach the boxes as a family of art works and can create a unified and artistically interesting body of work. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes. The chosen artist will be required to submit a design for four traffic utility boxes.

These four boxes are located at the intersections of 52nd & Tanglewood, 52nd & JBS Parkway, and the

East and West entrances of Music City Mall. The boxes will be wrapped with adhesive vinyl on which

the art has been printed.

Selection Process 

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Odessa artists, residents, and business owners and three finalists will be selected, based upon the criteria below. Finalists will be paid a stipend to develop a proposal and present it to the panel. One artist or designer will be awarded the commission, based upon their proposal, presentation, and references.

The criteria for selection of finalists are:

  • Artistic excellence as demonstrated by past work and shown in the submitted materials.
  • Understanding of the project and ability to create work that responds to the goals of the project.
  • Ability to create a work that will be durable and easy to maintain for an expected life span of at least five years.

Anticipated Timeline

Applications due –   5PM, February 28th 2019

Finalists Selected – April 1st 2019

Finalist Proposals – May 2019

Commission Awarded – June 2019

Submission Requirements

  • A typed Letter of Interest, no longer than 1 page.
  • Current Artistic Resume, no longer than 3 pages, including contact information.
  • Up to 10 Digital Imagesof previous work, submitted electronically. Images must be JPEG file format and should be labeled with a number indicating the viewing order and the artist’s last name. Images must be no more than 1920 pixels on the longest side and must be “high quality” JPEG file format at 300 dpi.
  • A corresponding Image List with image number, title, medium, dimensions, brief description, and date of work.
  • Three References with current contact information including phone numbers and emails.

Visit to apply.

Photos of original 12 boxes can be found at

Call or e-mail OCA&H with questions: 432-337-1492 or

LIVE MUSIC:  – (Clubs, Restaurants, Wineries, Club Comedy Shows, other)

Thursday, January 24:  –

Blue Light
Shotgun Rider with Kolby Cooper
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21+ only
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $15.00

Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
No Cover Charge on Thursday

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Craig Elliott
4:30pm – 6:30pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Part Timers
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Junior Vasquez
6:30pm – 9:30pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.771.6555
No Cover Charge

Friday, January 25:  –

Blue Light
Atlantis Aquarius
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21+ only
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $8.00 at the door

La Diosa Cellars
The City Limits
8:30pm – 11:30pm
901 17th Street          806.744.3600

Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
Cover:  $5.00 – $7.00

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Shelton Rohling
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Kenny Maines
6:30pm – 9:30pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.771.6555
No Cover Charge

Saturday, January 26:  –

Blue Light
Erick Willis
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21+ only
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $10.00 at the door

Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm; doors open at 7:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
Cover:  $5.00 – $7.00

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Kevin Hoes
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Jere Lowe and Steve Fillipp
7:00pm – 10:00pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.771.6555
No Cover Charge


The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM year-round.  (Also, open Sundays 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (May through September)-always closed Monday.  Admission is $7.50 per person, children 5-12 $5.00, Seniors 60+ and Veterans $6.00 or $20.00 for a family of four (2 adults-2 children).  Active Duty Military and their household families are admitted free with Military I.D.
1701 Canyon Lake Drive   806.747.8734

A Windmill Museum for the American Style Water Pumping Windmill and Related Exhibits on Wind Electricity. The purpose of the American Windmill Museum, as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, is to interpret the relations of humans, the environment and technology through the medium of a museum of wind power history.   More than 100 windmills displayed inside, more than 50 outside and a 6,000 square foot mural depicting the history of windmills.  Years represented by the windmills range from one manufactured in 1867 to two modern wind turbines for generation of electricity.

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday   10:00 AM – 5:00 PM year-round.
1121 Canyon Lake Drive         806.744.3786
Guided Tours are $5.00.  Reservations accepted at 806.744.3786
Agricultural machinery and artifacts, with exhibits dating to the pioneering years of agriculture on the South Plains.  Exhibits include horse-drawn plows, planters, and cultivators, restored tractors and equipment, and household items.


The Bayer Museum of Agriculture takes you from horse drawn implements to the tech-Savvy, computer GPS, driven equipment and farmers of today.

The Alton Brazell Exhibit Hall contains the museum’s large collection of historic farming artifacts. From restored antique tractors to harvesting equipment, highlights include and interactive Blacksmith Shop, a history of cotton ginning exhibit, and the largest display of pedal tractors in the United States.

The Central Exhibit hall features the Crops: Harvesting the Facts exhibit about the major crops grown in the United States, The Cotton Harvesting Experience, and the Bayer Crop Science Exhibit. These exhibits are interactive with a focus on modern agriculture, its science and practices.

In the early 1930’s, to spur the economy from the depression and help American farmers, President Roosevelt and his administration, started “The Ropes Project” and/or “The Colony”. This area was an area of approximately 16,000 acres northwest of Ropesville, Texas. Approximately 77 families received, by a lottery system, a farm ranging from approximately 120-200 acres. It included a framed two-bedroom house of approximately 792 square feet, a windmill, and a barn. This house is one of the last original houses from the project. Future plans include the addition of a windmill, chicken coop and grainary.

House donated by Larry and Rebecca Smith in loving memory of Mildred Knight Server.

Outdoor Exhibits:  A real working pivot irrigation system and a historic 1930s farmstead can be found among the tractors and machines showcased in our outdoor exhibits.


The BMA is the perfect place for your next event. The Plains Cotton Growers Conference center is complete with catering kitchen and seating for 300.

Grace’s General Store

The farm theme of GRACE’S GENERAL STORE has unique gifts and home décor. Great for your gift giving and home decorating needs.
Our General Store, named after Grace Hurst, will make you feel nostalgic for old time things you remember at your grandmother’s house.  From Colonial Tin Works we offer wax warmers in several styles of yesteryear. With wax melt choices like mulled Cider, Fresh Oranges, Vanilla Bean and all the favorite fragrances, to keep you house or business smelling fragrant.  We even carry vintage totes, with pockets, to carry your laptop and essentials.

For the farmers in your life, we have John Deere caps in toddler, youth and adult sizes. Several styles are available for children and adults. We offer John Deere toy tractors, combines, coloring books and children’s CDs.

The store offers a wide variety of books from informational, about several brands of tractors to Tractor Mac storybooks for children.  Old Time stories and illustrations by Bob Artley, include memories of a Farm Kitchen and several other favorites. Unique cookbooks including one from the original residents of the Ropesville Resettlement Project make interesting gifts for friends or loved ones. And museum T-shirts, we have plenty of those in all sizes to pick from as well.  Stop by and shop for that special gift!


Joining the BMA helps us preserve our agricultural heritage for future generations. Benefits include free admission and quarterly invitations for special events.  While maintaining strong relationships with both the city and county of Lubbock, the Bayer Museum of Agriculture is a private museum funded through donations, grants, and membership dues. Members receive many benefits while helping to preserve our agricultural heritage through their donations.  If you are interested in preserving our agricultural history please fill out the form and become a part of this great organization.

1801 Crickets Avenue     806.775.3560
Hours of operation:  Tuesday-Saturday  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Sunday   1:00 – 5:00 PM  Closed Mondays and City Holidays.
General Admission:  $8; Senior citizens (60 and older) $6, Children ages 7-17 $5; Students with valid college ID $5, Children 6 and under are Free, Members Free, Active Military with ID Free.  Free Admission to the Fine Arts & Foyer Galleries.


Buddy Holly:  Life, Legend & Legacy Exhibition
February 1 – September 15, 2019

The Buddy Holly Center will partner with the Crossroads of Music Archive at TTU’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library to display artifacts and memorabilia belonging to the late Bill Griggs, a widely renowned Buddy Holly expert and collection.

Rhymes and Rhythms in Black and White:  West Texas Music Through the Lens of Victor Mosqueda Exhibition
February 1 – March 24, 2019

This exhibition will highlight the many talented musical performers captured by the camera of local photographer Victor Mosqueda. 


The Buddy Holly Center partnered with The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation headquartered in London, England, and opened a new permanent exhibition in the Center’s Foyer Gallery that began on Friday, February 3, 2017.

The exhibition will feature an acoustic Akin guitar signed by legendary performer Sir Paul McCartney, and numerous framed certificates signed by the many Foundation musical ambassadors who recognize Buddy Holly’s inspirational musical influence in the early years of Rock and Roll.  The mission of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation is to honor Buddy’s legacy as well as to make Buddy and Maria Elena Holly’s dream of extending musical education, including songwriting, production, arranging, orchestration, and performance, to new generations regardless of income or ethnicity or learning levels. We will empower a new generation to follow in Buddy’s footsteps.

The Foundation will periodically lend additional items for the exhibition from its extensive collection of artifacts.  The Center will use this opportunity to display other items from its collection, namely, Buddy’s bedroom furniture, acquired by the Center through the auspices of Civic Lubbock, Inc.  Buddy’s dining room table is now on display as well.


The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Artifacts owned by the City of Lubbock, as well as other items that are on loan, are presented in this exciting exhibition. Included in the display are Buddy Holly’s Fender Stratocaster; a song book used by Holly and the Crickets, clothing, photographs, recording contracts, tour itineraries, Holly’s glasses, homework assignments, report cards, and much more


The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 – 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts Center to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

Art is a form of communication independent of language… It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. – Norman Cousins

The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on Contemporary Visual Arts and Music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. The vision of the Buddy Holly Center is to discover art through music by celebrating legacy, culture and community.

Exhibitions and programs reflect the diverse cultural characteristics of the region and encourage interaction between artists and the community. The Center collects, preserves and interprets artifacts relevant to Lubbock’s most famous native son, Buddy Holly, as well as to other performing artists and musicians of West Texas. Changing exhibitions in the visual arts provide an arena for celebrating the technical virtuosity and creative talents of fine artists at work in a region distinguished by vast distances and a rich tradition of creative resources.

The West Texas Walk of Fame, featuring the Buddy Holly statue, by sculptor Grant Speed, is located inside the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, just west of the Center, on the corner of Crickets Avenue and 19th Street. The Plaza is open to the public dawn to dusk, year round. The West Texas Walk of Fame, and its induction process, are a project of Civic Lubbock, Inc.


The J.I. Allison House opened on the grounds of the Buddy Holly Center in 2013. It is the home where J.I. Allison, drummer of the band “The Crickets,” lived as a teenager and where he and Buddy Holly wrote many hits including, “That’ll Be the Day.”
J.I. Allison house tour times:  Tuesday-Saturday 11 AM and 1:00 and 3:00 PM; Sunday  3:00 PM
Contact the Center for questions regarding tours.   806.775.3562

19TH Street and Crickets Avenue (directly across the street from the Buddy Holly Center)          806.775.3560



Through membership support the Buddy Holly Center has accomplished numerous musical and artistic endeavors. The Center’s exhibitions and programs enhance the quality of life for the region and aid economic development and tourism. Financial support for the Center is provided by membership, individual and organizational contributions. Our commitment to creating learning opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds is made possible by public support. Exhibition tours, outreach programs, educational initiatives and family activities will continue to be the focus for future events. We invite you to join us in supporting public interest in contemporary visual arts and in the music and music history of Texas and West Texas.







1719 Avenue A

African American Artists, an exhibition by Robbyne Hocker Fuller, on view from December to April. Featured pencil paintings by Luis Estrada. All art work is on sale and a portion of the proceeds support the museum. Museum open by appointment only at this time.  To view this exhibit please contact Shirley Green at 806.535.2475 or Don Holladay at 505.490.9510.

For additional information please contact:  Shirley Green, Executive Director for the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council at or via telephone at 806.535.2475.

602 Avenue J
10:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Saturday

Showcasing Maisie Marie Alford, Shannon Cannings, John Chinn, Joe Clifford, Hannah Dean, Carol Flueckiger, Tina Fuentes, Glenn Garnett, B.C. Gilbert, Carol C. Howell, Lynwood Kreneck, Artie Limmer, Joey Martinez, Abed Monawar, Chad Plunket, Catherine Prose, Phillip Taylor, Ashton Thornhill, Sara Waters, James Watkins, and Jonathan Whitfill with work by early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henrietta Wyeth, John Miegs, and others.

Charles Adams Gallery opened in November 1985 at 2109 Broadway in Lubbock, TX. In 1997, the gallery moved to the Kingsgate Center on 82nd and Quaker Avenue. In 2010, the gallery moved to 602 Avenue J in the new Arts District.

A Lubbock native, Charles Adams moved to Manhattan in 1969 and opened an art gallery at 363 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. The gallery was sold in 1980 when Charles Adams moved back to Lubbock.

In conjunction with moving to the Arts District, Mr. Adams founded the Charles Adams Studio Project. The studio project, CASP, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). The mission of CASP is to cluster artists in the Arts District by building and maintaining studio space for working artists. To date, CASP has started an artist-in-residency program by building four live/work studios at 1010 Mac Davis Lane. CASP has remodeled the old city police garage at 5th Street and Avenue J into cooperative working studios containing the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio, the CH Foundation Metal Studio and Foundry, and the 5&J Gallery that hosts monthly art shows. CASP has opened the Satellite Gallery, a downtown art gallery for the Texas Tech School of Art that is housed in the police garage. The CASP Print and Metals Studios are available for public use and offer classes and workshops for both beginners and professional artists. CASP has built four Work Studios at 402 Ave J and is ready to build a four additional Work Studios at that same location. There are future CASP projects that are in the works at this time and will be announced in the future.

6:00 – 9:00 PM on Wednesday, 9:00 AM – Noon on Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM the first and second Saturday every month.
1940 Texas Avenue          806.535.2457

Cat Boucher, mosaic; Jan Dresher, printing; Margaret Dobbs, mosaic; Roxi Hardegree, photography, encaustic, oil and cold wax painting; Rick Kincheloe, ceramic picture; Jan Lloyd, line drawings and painting; Pauline Mills, glass and acrylics; Linda Slatton, gourds.

Pauline Mills opened her art studio and gallery in October 2009 in a quaint building on Texas Avenue in Lubbock, Texas. A dream finally became reality.
Pauline’s goal is to give Lubbock and regional artists a chance to showcase their artistic talents.
Services the gallery offers include:
Gallery space for artist rental on a monthly basis at $50.00 per month.
Gallery can also be rented for events: meetings, photography shoots, birthday parties, and other possible events. Prices are available upon request.
GlassyAlley Classes:
Glass Mosaic Classes range from Introductory, Intermediate, to Advanced classes. Classes are normally held every Wednesday night starting at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings starting at 9 a.m. till Noon. If enough students are taking classes the first two Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. – Noon is open. Other class options are open during the week. Please call 806.535.2457 for more information on pricing and scheduling.
All materials are included in the price. No experience is required. No artistic ability is necessary. Classes must have at least four students.
Kids classes and a Kids Summer Art Camp are also offered.
Artists in Residence –  Pauline Mills – Mosaic art & photography, Cat Boucher – Photography, acrylics & mosaic art

601 Indiana Avenue           806.742.3667

“Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy” Photography Exhibit
January 15 – March 15, 2019
ICC Galleries

In the early 1970’s, noted Texas historian Joe Frantz offered photographer Bill Wittliff a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—to visit a ranch in northern Mexico where the vaqueros still worked cattle in traditional ways. This exhibition features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle.

18th Annual High and Dry Photography Exhibit “A Photographic Exhibition of Peoples and Places of the World’s Dry Lands”
On Display Through January 31, 2019   **ending soon**
International Cultural Center Galleries

Laura Crawford Williams – Juror

Winners of the Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs 18th Annual High and Dry Photography Exhibit have been announced, and their work will be on display through Jan. 18 at the International Cultural Center (ICC), 601 Indiana Ave.

The competition, titled “High and Dry: A Photographic Exhibition of Peoples and Places of the World’s Dry Lands,” was judged by Laura Crawford Williams, a professional wildlife photographer whose work has been featured in National Geographic, National Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy magazines.

The top three awards went to:

  • First place – Seema Joshi for “Railroad Crossing” – West Texas
  • Second place – James Clinich for “Nighttime at the Chapel” – Ralls
  • Third place – Martha Bohn for “Hot Water for the Hamam” – Marrakech, Morocco

Artists’ work chosen for honorable mention were: Bill Brown, Hal Beesley, Martha Bohn, James Clinich, Dan English, J. Reagan Ferguson, Bailey Flores, Hakam Kayasseh, Liz McCue and Jody Smyers.

The exhibit also features work by Lane Anderson, Emmitt Booher, Jackelyn Bracamontes, Holly Bundock, Greg Burgess, Abbie Burnett, Justin Burrus, Julie Childs, Robin Clark, Terry Cockerham, Pody Connally, Jason Crites, Sandy Fortenberry, Guy Giersch, Melinda Green Harvey, Deb Johnson, Atul Joshi, Rachel Kiwior, Virginia Mahan, Kathleen Mahoney, Robert Moore, Ron Mouser, Wes Odell, Thelma Pilley, Donna Rose, Glenn Rudd, Cinthia Salazar, Stephen Smith, Zach Smith, Christena Stephens, Alan Sucsy, Steve Sucsy, Ashton Thornhill, Pedro Valenzuela, Hershel Womack and Jocelyn Young.

Since 2000, the Office of International Affairs has displayed the High and Dry Photography Exhibit in the galleries of the ICC. The exhibit was created to highlight the works of International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies(ICASALS), a division of the Office of International Affairs. The choice of subject (people, animals or landscapes) for the competition is up to the photographer, but the shot must have been taken in an arid or semiarid region. Approximately 70 images from more than 400 submitted were selected for the exhibition this year.

For additional information regarding this exhibit please call 806.742.3667.

3072 18th Street           18th Street and Flint Avenue        806.535.2457
The Landmark Arts SRO Photo Gallery is located in the Sub-basement of the Texas Tech School of Art Building. The Art Building is located at 3072 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Ave). Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (closed weekends during the summer), and Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. On weekdays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission to the School of Art Galleries is free. The Gallery is closed on University Holidays and closed between semesters.

Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday   11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606

Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall:
Waco Hayride   ***ends Saturday***
December 7, 2018 – January 26, 2019

This show is a group exhibition with 5 artists associated with Waco, Texas. These 5 artists make colorful dynamic and very personal work with playful and funky themes. Much of the work is 2-D that is trying to jump off the wall and slap the viewer in the face. This is no holds barred stuff with references to childhood, music, the old west and everything in between.
A group exhibition featuring Mick Burson, John Chatmas, Glenn Downing, Chad Hines, and Jonathan Syltie.

Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
Contemporary Portrait: A National Juried Exhibition   ***ends Saturday***
December 7, 2018 – January 26, 2019

1st Place: Alan Disparte
2nd Place: Glenn Downing
3rd Place: Emily Browne
Honorable Mention: Phil Harvey
Honorable Mention: Rebecca Finley

Portraits are a long-standing genre of fine art: always evolving and changing in style and media.
LHUCA seeks artworks that broaden the definition of portraiture and its relevance in contemporary art. Portraits can be more than
simply visual recognition and resemblance: they can offer a conceptual interpretation of the theme through a diverse
range of media and creative possibilities.
This will be LHUCA’s 4th annual juried exhibition.

Juror: Barry Whistler has owned and operated Barry Whistler Gallery since 1985. Prior to opening the gallery, he worked with Delahunty Gallery, Dallas, and Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, as well as the Modern Art Museum of Ft Worth and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Selected Artists:  –

Noe Badillo, Chandler, AZ
Brandin Barón, San Francisco, CA
Damon Belanger, Belmont, CA
Oliver Benson, Milwaukee, WI
Jeremy Blair, Cookeville, TN
Emily Browne, Bainbridge Island, WA
Gerry Chapleski, Broomfield, CO
Ann Clarke, Syracuse, NY
Angela DeCarlis, Somerville, MA
Alan Disparte, Austin, TX
Glenn Downing, Waco, TX
Rebecca Finley, The Woodlands, TX
Mack Gingles, Hewitt, TX
Phil Harvey, Fort Worth, TX
Kathryn Jill Johnson, Huntsville, AL
Erin Kendrick, Jacksonville, FL
Tanya Levina, Brooklyn, NY
J. Fredric May, Bermuda Dunes, CA
Idowu Oluwaseun, Houston, TX
Michael Smith, Ogden Dunes, IN

John F. Lott Gallery
Before the Renovation: A collaborative exhibition by Hannah Dean and Chad Plunket.   ***ends Saturday***
December 7, 2018 – January 26, 2019

Hannah Dean and Chad Plunket are Texas artists whose very different material choices overlap by offering a direct glimpse into how the work is made. They enjoy working together.
Dean and Plunket employ painting, collage, framing, stretching, welding, installing d-rings, cut-and-paste, and other methods to create works. While serious about craft and intent, both artists approach their work with a sense of humor, often at Western art history’s (and their own) expense.

Martin McDonald Gallery
Layla Luna, Leaving Home to Find It. Layla’s paintings are inspired from photographs taken on southwestern road trips to West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

1306 9th Street           806.775.2834

African Fabric Pillows
Exhibit is free and open to the public   

3301 Fourth Street                 806.742.2432
TICKETS: General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; (5 and under) Free; Active Military and their families are Free (MoTTU is a Blue Star Museum)
Tickets on sale 30 min before show time; first-come basis   No late seating and you must be present to purchase a ticket.  No re-admittance once shows are in progress.

January 16 – 31, 2019

1:00 pm – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Lucy’s Cradle
3:30 pm – Laser U2

11:30 am – Cowboy Astronomer
2:00 pm – Lucy’s Cradle
3:30 pm – Laser U2

2:00 pm – Lucy’s Cradle
3:30 pm – Laser U2

Cowboy Astronomer (all ages)
37 minutes

Explore the stars from a cowboy’s point of view! This full-dome planetarium show is a skillfully woven tapestry of star tales and Native American legends, combined with constellation identification, star-hopping, and astronomy tidbits — all told from the unique viewpoint of a cowboy astronomer who has traveled the world plying his trade and learning the sky along the way. Narrated by cowboy humorist and poet Baxter Black.

Lucy’s Cradle: The Birth of Wonder (grade 5 & up)
21 minutes

Learn how changes in the Earth’s geography and atmosphere paired with Lucy’s upright posture converge to allow creatures to first observe the skies. Explore the Solar System to see the other worlds in our solar neighborhood. Why is intelligent life only found on Earth? Could any other planet or moon harbor primitive life? Travel back into time to ancient Africa, home of the world’s most famous fossil. Watch her come alive with her family, and see how changes in her environment drove hominid migration.


Laser U2
50 minutes

  1. Where the Streets Have No Name
  2. I Will Follow
  3. Beautiful Day
  4. Sunday, Bloody Sunday
  5. October
  6. The Fly
  7. Mysterious Ways
  8. Pride
  9. Zoo Station
  10. With or Without You
  11. Desire
  12. New Year’s Day

Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM    Sun: 1-4 PM   Closed Monday
Museum Admission and Parking are Free.
3301 4th Street         806.742.2490


The Holy Quran Pursuit   **new exhibit**
Saturday, January 12 – April 14, 2019

Drawing upon his talents as a graphic designer as well as his passion for Islamic ornamentation, arabesque design and Arabic calligraphy, Marwan Aridi created a Quran modern in its approach while preserving the integrity of its historical traditions. Aridi singularly developed and created a different design for each surah of the Quran. Together, these 114 individual designs create an encyclopedia of Islamic decorations and design traditions originating with the Emyaad and continuing to the present, embracing North African, Moorish, Andalusian, Persian, and Turkish influences. Furthering this achievement, Aridi customized an original Arabic calligraphy typestyle.


Why Frogs Don’t Get Fat:  Predators, Fear and Feeding in the Wild
November 15 – February 4, 2019
Leonardo’s Kitchen

Imagine that it’s the middle of the night and you are surrounded by predators. You think that you can hear them, and maybe you can smell them, but it’s dark and you can’t see them. You think that you can see their eyes, but they keep moving. Are they close or far away?

What would you do? Would you hide? Or run? Or freeze? What if you hadn’t eaten all day, and you needed to search for food? Would you settle for the easiest food that you could find, even if it wasn’t very good? Or would you spend more time searching for food, risking everything?

These are the situations most animals are faced with every day. Surrounded by things that want to catch and eat them. And it affects everything that they do, especially how, where, and when they eat. Because when they are eating, prey animals let their guard down and are more vulnerable to being caught and eaten themselves.

In the exhibit Why Frogs Don’t Get Fat: Predators, Fear and Feeding in the Wild we examine what it’s like to live in the real world of nature. To be faced with finding food when everywhere you turn there is something that might eat you.

Why Frogs Don’t Get Fat: Predators, Fear and Feeding in the Wild is on view in Leonardo’s Kitchen, a gallery dedicated to changing exhibitions based on research, scholarship and creative activity of Texas Tech faculty and students. This exhibition focuses on the work of James Carr, professor, Breanna Harris, research assistant professor, and Peter Keyel, assistant professor all in the Department of Biological Sciences.

American Qur’an
October 20 – February 7, 2019
Gallery 5

The American Qur’an is an exhibition by painter Sandow Birk.  He hand-transcribed and illustrated every verse of the holy book of Islam using the calligraphy of the individual verses to frame scenes of contemporary American life.  We will have selected works from the project.

Ladies in Red
September 11, 2018 – September 2019
Main Gallery

Ladies in Red is a composition exhibition to Red That Colored the World.  It draws from the Clothing and Textiles Division collection and other garments on loan from other sources.

The color red evokes strong emotions. From the red power suits worn by First Lady Nancy Reagan to designer gowns worn by first ladies and celebrities, red clothing signifies confidence and the desire to stand out from the crowd.

In Ladies in Red, the Museum of Texas Tech University draws on its superb clothing and textiles collection to create an exhibit featuring red clothing from former first lady Laura Bush and local fashion leaders Margaret Talkington, Louise Underwood, and Carol Krueger Layne.

Ladies in Red, is a complementary exhibit to the exhibition The Red That Colored the World, that explores the history and widespread use in art and textiles of cochineal, an insect-based dye source for the color red whose origins and use date to the pre-Columbian America.

Featured in Ladies in Red is the red dress worn by Laura Bush for a Dec. 7, 2003 portrait with President George W. Bush in front of the White House Christmas Tree. Photo above courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, White House photo by Eric Draper.

Texas Tech’s use of the bright crimson red as its school color is also represented in Ladies in Red in the red suit Marsha Sharp, former basketball head coach, wore when the Lady Raider’s won the NCAA national basketball championship, shown at right, and in past Texas Tech cheerleader uniforms.

The Red That Colored the World, organized by the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM and circulating through Guest Curator Traveling Exhibitions, has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Pre-Modern Bibles:  From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible
August 18, 2018 – March 3, 2019
Gallery 6

The Museum of Texas Tech University will host the Pre-Modern Bibles: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, the largest collection of original and facsimile biblical manuscripts ever assembled in West Texas.


The exhibition illustrates the evolution of the physical Bible, the development of scholarly methods of biblical analysis, and the refinement of multiple ways to convey biblical learning, often to people of limited literacy. The highlight of the exhibition is the creation, in Spain at the end of the Middle Ages, of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible with its elaborate multilingual printing press fonts.


And just a fun side note:


The Complutensian Polyglot Bible and Texas Tech University’s architecture can both be traced back to the same source, a university in north-central Spain, the Universidad Complutense at Alcalá de Henares which relocated to Madrid during the 19th century.  In 1923, architect William Ward Watkin, seeking a suitable architectural style for a new university on the High Plains of Texas, looked to the High Plains of Spain, the region of the Extremadura, and modeled Texas Tech’s first building, the Administration Building, on the university at Alcalá.

Grasslands of North America and Africa
ends February 2, 2019

This exhibit features the underutilized and little-known taxidermy mount collection of the Natural Science Research Laboratory of the Museum. This collection contains rare and charismatic species, including many herbivores and carnivores of the African Savannah and the North American prairies. In addition, the exhibit highlights the ecological parameters of these grasslands, as well as explores the natural history attributes of the animals that live in these regions.

Grasslands are a recognizable feature of the biotic landscape, with most of us being familiar with terms like prairies, savannahs, and maybe even steppes. Grasslands are thought to comprise 40‒70 percent of the world’s landmass and are generally defined based on the percentage of grasses relative to non-grass plants such as sedges, rushes, forbs, and woody plants such as shrubs, vines, and trees.

Typically, the types of grasses present in a grassland are controlled by temperature and rainfall. Most people associate grasslands with grazing animals such as cows, bison, wildebeest, gazelles and zebras, but grasslands are important in a variety of other ways.

In an exhibit at the Museum of Texas Tech University, funded by the Helen Jones Foundation, we explore the various roles of the world’s grasslands. In particular, we compare the number of mammalian species occurring in North American grasslands, including the region around Lubbock, to those found in the famous African grasslands that we see on television and read about in books. Specifically, we focus on different types of grasslands, how they are classified, what are the important characteristics and attributes of grasslands, and what steps we can take to preserve them.

For this exhibit, we arranged for several of the taxidermy specimens housed in the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL) to be placed on public display. The NSRL contains one the largest research collections of mammal specimens at a North American university—the collection includes skins, skeletons, and tissue samples from more than 130,000 specimens, as well as taxidermy specimens. These taxidermy specimens, most of which are decades old, were donated to the NSRL by hunters and their families for research and education purposes.

Although many of the specimens displayed here represent species that currently are threatened or endangered and now protected by law, none of the specimens in the NSRL collections were hunted or collected from the wild while the species had protected status.

Throughout the exhibit, we use the taxidermy specimens, photographs, and videos to illustrate the kinds of mammalian biodiversity present in grasslands and to introduce the visitor to the different categories of animals—carnivores, herbivores and granivores. We also provide interesting tidbits surrounding the biology and natural history of these organisms. Further, we use the exhibit to explore topics such as: why does Africa have many more species of bovids than North America, what is resource partitioning, what was the Pleistocene megafauna, what was the impact of ice ages on grasslands, and what are the differences between true horns, antlers, pronghorns, ossicones, and rhino horns? Finally, topics that have the potential to have a major interest to the Lubbock community such as dustbowls, biodiversity in a monoculture agricultural system verses biodiversity in a grassland, the role of hunting, and the official Texas bison herd, are presented in order for our visitors to learn more about our local grasslands and what they can do to help preserve and promote grassland conservation.


Lunar Embrace:  Korean Ceramics and Paintings by Tae Keun Yoo
Opens March 2019

The exhibition, Lunar Embrace: Korean Ceramics and Paintings by Tae Keun Yoo, features ceramic art and paintings by Tae Keun Yoo that are reinterpretations by one of today’s prominent ceramists in Korea. In this exhibition Yoo explores the bold and startlingly modern ceramic traditions that flourished in Korea during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910).

Joseon ceramics went through several transformations during its five hundred-year period. Yoo’s works focus on the two major movements: Buncheong and white porcelain. In addition to ceramic and stoneware, his paintings, which are inspired by the Korean ceramic and stoneware traditions, will also be included in the exhibit.

Buncheong ware is a form of traditional Korean stoneware that was popularly produced from the late 14th to the 15th century. It is known for its natural, modest, and practical characteristics. The clay has a bluish-green tone. The surfaces of the works are coated with a white slip and decorative designs that can be produced using various techniques, which include stamping, carving, and cobalt or iron pigment painting.

Buncheong wares were exported to Japan and have influenced the development of Japanese pottery and Japanese tea ceremony traditions. The technology and elements of Buncheong has influenced artists around the work seeking insight into Asian ceramic traditions, and Buncheong continues to inspire artists to this day. The exhibit will show how the tradition is practiced by today’s artists. Yoo’s works will also showcase the different techniques and styles of Buncheong.

The Joseon white porcelains are characterized by the beauty of minimalist forms, restrained use of decoration and color, reflecting the ideals and ethics of the Korean Confucian state. In particular, the Moon jar is a type of traditional Korean white porcelain which was made during the Joseon Dynasty. The full moon shape is made by connecting two hemispherical halves together in the middle. The milky white color and slightly uneven natural shape are considered to be the highlight of the Korean esthetics and spirit. A number of Joseon Moon jars are registered as national treasures by the Korean government. The exhibit will feature the Moon jars and the paintings of Moon jars by Yoo that demonstrate the philosophy and esthetics of Korea. His Moon jars show the faithful representation of the artistic tradition. His Moon jar paintings show the adaptation and creativity inherited from this era.

Through his works Yoo responds to the difficult history of Korea, such as reunification of the two Koreas and post-colonial relationships of Japan and Korea. The ChungMa YooTaeKeun Bodumda exhibition in 2016, Make the Future with Earth exhibition in 2015, and the exhibition Unification, the Beautiful Bowl in 2014, are examples of such efforts. Using clays from Japan and Korea to make one ceramic work to wish for forgiveness of past faults and to create a positive future is another example.

Yoo is a professor of the School of Design in Kyungil University, South Korea, and owns Chung-ma Pottery Lab. He studied at Kyungil University and at Miyagi University, Japan, earning a master’s degree in traditional pottery from Aichi University, Japan.


The Diamond M Galleries showcase the collection of the late Clarence Thurston and Evelyn Claire Littleton McLaughlin.

One of the Diamond M galleries focuses on a large collection of leading western artists. A second gallery focuses on the works of N.C. Wyeth, a leading illustrator of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Wyeth created the illustrations for the classic books Treasure Island, Last of the Mohicans, and dozens of others. Copies of these books are also available in the gallery. He also did illustrations for major magazines of the time.

The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art displays an extensive collection of Southwest Native American pottery and textile. The collection is owned by the Davies and represents about 20 different Native American tribes. The rugs represent specific patterns and styles of the individual tribes. Each rug is hand woven.

The pottery of the Native American tribes includes a variety of utilitarian as well as ceremonial and trade vessels. A number of Storytellers, such as the one at right, are included in the collection.

Changing Worlds looks at dinosaurs of different types, offers theories about how the earth was formed, how dinosaurs developed and eventually disappeared.

The exhibit features the work of the Museum’s own internationally known paleontologist Dr. Sankar Chatterjee – whose work seems to establish that today’s birds were likely yesterday’s dinosaurs. Most scientists believe birds evolved during the Jurassic time. But Dr. Chatterjee has discovered Protoavis – it’s about a 210 million-year-old – much older than other scientists think birds developed.


The Talkington Gallery of Art combines works from the Museum’s collection with a significant donation from Margaret and J.T. Talkington, long-time Lubbock business and civic leaders. The gallery features selections from 20th and 21st Century art of the Southwestern United States. This art reflects the people and landscapes of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and portions of Colorado and Utah.

No particular type of landscape represents the Southwest, and no singular art style defines it. The art works on exhibit sample many divergent paths that artists from the Southwest have followed, from realism to romanticism, from impressionism to expressionism, from minimalism to conceptualism, and more.

Among the artists in the exhibition are Georgia O’Keeffe, Fremont Ellis, Beatrice Mandelman, Gene Kloss, Edward Curtis, Mark Klett, John Sloan, Dorothy Brett, and William Lester.

This gallery features prehistoric megafauna from the Pleistocene Period including mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition is from the Museum’s collections and reflects the local area’s distant natural history as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum and the Lubbock Lake Landmark.

A new partnership between Texas Tech University and The Remnant Trust, Inc. brings a collection of original, first edition, and rare early written works to display at the Museum. These works are intended to inspire an elevated public understanding of individual liberty and human dignity through hands-on availability of the world’s great ideas in original form. The Remnant Trust, Inc. will maintain a permanent presence in the Museum.

A new display will open February 29 with works that explore the relationship between economics and political freedom. The main collection of The Remnant Trust, Inc. is housed on the Texas Tech campus in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library.

The Museum of Texas Tech University houses a diverse range of collections including: anthropology, fine arts, clothing and textiles, history, natural sciences and paleontology. As an educational and research component of Texas Tech University, the Museum is committed to serving our diverse community, through a range of exhibitions and public programming. The Museum is a non-profit institution with free admission.

The Museum was founded in 1929 as the West Texas Museum, just four years after the creation of what was then known as Texas Technological College.

Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1990, the Museum is home to more than 7 million objects. Only 3% of the nation’s nearly 35,000 museums hold this accreditation. It also is a teaching and research facility offering a master’s degree in museum science.

The Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory maintains major natural history collections of mammals, birds, invertebrates and genetic resources. These collections are available to researchers at academic, scientific, and government institutions around the world for scientific investigation, discovery and problem-solving in the natural sciences.

Lubbock Lake Landmark, a National Historic Landmark, is an internationally known archeological and natural history preserve containing an extensive cultural record of life on the Southern Plains dating back 12,000 years.

The Museum is a participant in Lubbock First Friday Art Trail and a member of Blue Star Museums and the Green Museums Initiative.

Mission Statement

Through its collections and programs, the Museum of Texas Tech University engages campus and community to enhance understanding of self- and community identity, society, and the world; to empower people to be informed citizens of the 21st century; and to enrich lives.

Statement of Purpose

Established in 1929, the Museum is an educational, scientific, cultural, and research element of Texas Tech University. It is a not-for-profit institution by virtue of being a part of Texas Tech University. The Museum’s purpose is to support the academic and intellectual mission of Texas Tech University through the collection, preservation, documentation, and research of scientific and cultural material and to disseminate information about those collections and their scientific and cultural topics through exhibition, interpretation, and publication for primary, secondary, and higher education students, the scholarly community, and the general public. The Museum aspires to provide the highest standard of excellence in museological ethics and practices, while pursuing continuous improvement, stimulating the greatest quantity of quality research, conservation, interpretation, exhibition, and education, and providing support for faculty, staff, and students. The Museum is a multi-faceted institution that includes the main building, the Helen Devitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Moody Planetarium, Natural Science Research Laboratory, and Lubbock Lake Landmark, an archaeological and natural history preserve.

3121 Fourth Street             806.742.0498
Experience the real West.
The NRHC is a museum and historical park located on the Texas Tech University campus.  48 historic ranch buildings and exhibits from the late 1700’s to the early 1900’s.  Buildings include a cattle baron’s home, ranch headquarters, dugouts, bunkhouse and a one-room school house that have been moved from their original location and restored at the museum.
Entrance to the historical park will open each day at 10:00am and close each day at 5:00pm.
The outdoor historical park closes at 4:00pm.
The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
The NRHC offers one 30-minute trolley tour of the historical park each Thursday at 10:30am from April through October at a cost of $5.00 per person. Tours will be cancelled during bad weather. Rides on the 21-seat trolley will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Trolley tickets are available for purchase in the NRHC gift shop.
Please visit our website at for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.

Additional Closing dates:  –

January 21 – Closed for MLK Day

May 27 – Closed for Memorial Day

July 4 – Closed for July 4 Holiday

September 2 – Closed for Labor Day


Beef Cattle Breeds History Exhibit  **new exhibit**

“The exhibit emphasizes the timeline of the industry over the past 300 years,” explained exhibit co-curator Julie Hodges, Helen DeVitt Jones Director of Education at the center. Hodges worked with Dr. Ryan Rathmann, associate professor in the Department of Animal and Food Science at Texas Tech University and holder of the John W. and Doris Jones Professorship.

“This exhibit is a unique collection of historic photographs, life-size models of cattle and interactive kiosks that will give our visitors a hands-on experience,” Hodges said. Funding for the exhibit was provided by the CH Foundation, and resources for educators will be available on the center’s website at

“While the culture that surrounds ranching has captured the hearts and minds of people from around the world, ranching at its base has always been about providing food and fiber—especially beef—for a growing population,” Hodges said.

Visitors to the exhibit will discover that Christopher Columbus brought the first cattle—Spanish Andalusian—to the Americas during his second voyage to the Caribbean Islands in 1493. In the Southwest, Spanish Andalusian cattle later became known as Texas Longhorns. Shorthorn cattle were imported to the eastern United States as early as 1783, followed by Herefords in 1817 and Angus in 1873.

McCombs Gallery

“In the Shadows: Cattle Rusting” chronicles the history of cattle rustling and turns a spotlight on cattle theft in the 21st century and what actions are being taken to curb the crime.

Macy Gallery

“Buckskin and Beads: Native American Clothing and Artifacts” is an exhibit of many pieces of clothing and artifacts that were once owned by Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, given to three generations of the Burnett family (Four Sixes Ranch) and donated to the NRHC.

McKanna Gallery

“A Yard of Turkey Red: The Western Bandanna” is a traveling exhibit on loan from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. It displays flamboyant neckwear that came to identify the colorful cowboys of the West and became as integral to cowboy attire as hats, boots and spurs.

Cash Gallery

“Wagons That Moved History” features six wagons important to the evolution of frontier transportation.

Flores Gallery

“Get a Grip Handgun Exhibit” features handguns from the NRHC and Museum of Texas Tech collections highlighting historically significant firearms that contributed to the evolution of handguns from the early 1800s through the early 1900’s.

Stevens Gallery

“New Additions to the Collection” features an exhibit of diverse items recently donated or added to the NRHC collection.

Burnett Gallery
“Burk Burnett Bedroom” is a permanent NRHC exhibit with items donated by Samuel Burk Burnett’s great-granddaughter, Anne W. Marion. Burnett was one of the most well-known and respected ranchers in Texas. This exhibit space duplicates one of 11 bedrooms in “the big house” at the Four Sixes headquarters.

History of the National Ranching Heritage Center:

Proctor Historical Park

Devitt Mallet Museum

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park

Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010

Created in 1989, The Vietnam Center and Archive is home to the largest collection of Vietnam related material outside the U.S. National Archives.  The Vietnam Center and Archive collects and preserves the documentary record of the Vietnam War, and supports and encourages research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam Experience.

About the Vietnam Center

In May 1989, a group of Vietnam veterans from West Texas gathered at Texas Tech University to discuss what they might do, in a positive way, about their experiences in Vietnam. That group’s immediate decision was to form a Vietnam Archive and begin collecting and preserving materials relating to the American Vietnam experience.

In November 1989, the Board of Regents of Texas Tech University established the Vietnam Center, with the dual missions of funding and guiding the development of the Vietnam Archive and encouraging continuing study of all aspects of the American Vietnam experience.

The group of veterans who first met in May 1989 were invited to form a board to provide guidance and support for the Vietnam Center. Since then, the Vietnam Center Advisory Board has met regularly to provide advice as the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech has evolved. Many of the veterans who attended the first meeting in May 1989 continue to advise the Vietnam Center today. In this way, the Vietnam Center remains very closely connected to America’s Vietnam Veteran community.

The mission of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia. Its functions are threefold: support for the Vietnam Archive and the collection and preservation of pertinent historical source material; promotion of education through exhibits, classroom instruction, educational programs, and publications; and encouragement of related scholarship through organizing and hosting conferences and symposia, academic, educational, and cultural exchanges, and the publishing of scholarly research.

Ogden Williams Collection

The Vietnam Center seeks to provide a forum for all points of view and for all topics relating to Indochina, particularly – but not limited to – the American military involvement there. At our conferences and symposia, we encourage the presentation of papers by veterans and others who directly participated in and supported wartime events as well as by individuals who opposed the war. We encourage participation by our former allies in South Vietnam but also offer the same participation to those who supported the government in Hanoi.

Similarly, we place equal importance upon preserving records relating to all aspects of the Vietnam War. It is as important to us to preserve the records of US veterans, military and civilian, who served in Southeast Asia as well as civilians active on the homefront to include the antiwar movement. We want to preserve a complete history of the war. To do otherwise would be a disservice to history.

In addition to the Vietnam Archive and its component projects, the Vietnam Center administers a number of special projects and events, including scholarships, outreach programs, and Conferences and Symposiums, as well as numerous publications, including the Friends of the Vietnam Center newsletter and the Modern Southeast Asia series in association with the Texas Tech University Press.

The Vietnam Center is also raising money for a new state-of-the-art facility that will house The Vietnam Center, Archive, and Museum. If you are interested in supporting this endeavor, please visit The Vietnam Center Building Site. If you are interested in supporting the Vietnam Center and Archive in other ways, you can contribute to our scholarships or you can donate artifacts and materials to The Vietnam Archive.

About the Archive

The Vietnam Archive mission is to collect and preserve the documentary record of the Vietnam War. The first collection received by the Archive – a package of letters from a Navy hospital corpsman to his family while serving in Vietnam – symbolizes our commitment to preserve the record of individuals and provide greater understanding of their experiences. While the Vietnam Archive continues this commitment as its primary objective, it has expanded its collection policy to include records of veterans’ organizations and scholars of the period as well as other individuals and organizations who share experiences from the war in Vietnam.

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.: Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam [VA005624]

A hamlet elder uses a wood cane to feel his way along one of the walk ways at Binh Hung. The rainy season floods the hamlet and surrounding land, turning it into a sea of mud. But, life goes on as usual.

Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam

The Vietnam Archive has collected millions of pages of material and tens of thousands of photographs, slides, maps, periodicals, audio, moving images, and books related to the Vietnam War, Indochina, and the impact of the war on the United States and Southeast Asia.

The preservation of historical records provides the principal means for future generations to fully understand the past. Monuments call to mind significant events, but only records provide the basis for historical narratives, insight and understanding. In this way, the Vietnam Archive stands as a living memorial to all those who played some part in the nation’s “Vietnam experience.” Using the Archive, all those who are interested can study and better understand the people, places and events of this critical time in history.


The Archive accepts donations as small as a single item or as large as hundreds of boxes. Donations do not have to be organized and do not have to pertain to a famous person, event or organization. We accept papers, books, films, audio, moving images, and artifacts. If you are interested in donating to the Vietnam Archive, look for more information in our Information for Donors section.


There are two ways to conduct research using Vietnam Archive materials: in person and online, using the information provided in the Information for Researchers section and, more importantly, through the Virtual Vietnam Archive.


Contact information for all of the elements of the Vietnam Center and Archive is available. If you are having trouble finding what you are looking for on this website, try our help page or site map.


Over the past few years, the Vietnam Archive has made a concerted effort to record the histories of veteran’s organizations and their members. The Veterans’ Association section of this website provides more information about our efforts in this area.

Information for Veterans

Reunions Attending/Attended


Created in 2008, the Vietnamese American Heritage Project (VAHP) supports the Vietnam Archive’s mission to document the war from all perspectives by providing documentation of the post-war social and political history of Vietnamese Americans who immigrated to the United States during and after the Vietnam conflict. A component of the archive, the VAHP is comprised of a full time Vietnamese American Heritage Archivist and one part time student assistant who collect, preserve, and make accessible to the public materials that document the experiences and contributions of Vietnamese Americans in American society. The VAHP aims to enhance the study of the Vietnamese immigration and resettlement experience by providing reference services to researchers and increasing Vietnamese American participation in the archive’s Oral History Project, conducting outreach activities, and developing cooperative relationships with other institutions dedicated to preserving Vietnamese American’s rich heritage.

More Information about the Vietnamese American Heritage Project

Families of Vietnamese Political Prisoners Association Collection


The goal of the Teachers Resource Web is to aid educators and students who teach and take classes on the Vietnam War. The site is intended to assist teachers and students at all levels – from primary school to college. Site materials are designed to accommodate a range of teaching and learning situations from a single 50-minute lecture that is part of a general US history class to a semester or quarter-long dedicated course focusing exclusively on the Vietnam War.


Richard H. MacKinnon Collection [VA066112]

The Vietnam Graffiti Project is dedicated to preserving and providing access to a remarkable array of historical material from various ships that supported United States military forces in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. The materials you will find here include bunk canvases, ships logs, nautical charts, and other artifacts and documents. The collection provides insight into life onboard these ships, especially troop transports.


The Combined Document Exploitation Center (CDEC) Microfilm Collection consists of 954 reels of documents captured from North Vietnamese and Vietcong forces during the Vietnam War. Materials from this collection are being added to the Virtual Vietnam Archive daily, and plans are underway to make the entire collection available online, including original metadata collected when the materials were filmed.


In addition to its mission of collecting materials concerning Vietnam, the Vietnam War, and Southeast Asia, the Vietnam Archive currently administers two projects, the Oral History Project and the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

The Oral History Project

In 1999 the Vietnam Center and Archive initiated the Oral History Project (OHP). The history of the wars in Southeast Asia is not complete without the inclusion of the voices of those who were in some way involved. To that end, the mission of the OHP is to create and preserve a more complete record of the wars in Southeast Asia by preserving, through recorded interviews, the recollections and experiences of all who were involved in those wars. There is no political agenda in the development of the Archive or the Oral History Project. Anyone can participate, whether an American veteran, a former ally or enemy of the U.S., an anti-war protester, a government employee, a family member of a veteran, etc. The more breadth and depth the OHP has in its participants, the better and more authentic the collection and preservation of the history of the wars will be.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive

Earl R. Rhine Collection [VAN018343]

The Virtual Vietnam Archive enables scholars, students and all others interested in this remarkable period in our world history to conduct research directly from universities, schools, libraries, and homes. Of equal importance, it will enable Vietnam veterans – those who actually served – to access records that might be of importance to them in their continuing efforts to understand their own experiences. It will facilitate the research and writing of participants’ memoirs and will give high school and college students an important and authoritative source of information as they seek to understand the complexities of the Vietnam War.

When the Virtual Vietnam Archive project is complete, it will include a record for every item in the Vietnam Archive. All non-copyrighted items are available online, free of charge. The Virtual Archive currently includes finding aids for all Vietnam Archive collections, and over 4 million pages of materials online, including documents, photographs, slides, negatives, audio and moving image recordings, artifacts, and oral histories. New items are being added daily.

The Virtual Vietnam Archive employees a number of full-time employees, and numerous part-time student workers, both graduate students and undergrads. Materials are digitized using a variety of equipment, including HP flatbed scanners, Fujitsu high-speed and flatbed scanners, an EPSON large bed scanner, Nikon slide scanner, HP large format scanner/plotter, Otari reel-to-reel and cassette digitization system, an Elmo 16mm film digitizer, and an 8mm film digitizer. Digitized materials are stored on three Dell servers, with backup copies stored onsite in a cold storage vault. The Virtual Vietnam Archive utilizes a relational database system (Cuadra Star) produced by Cuadra Associates.

Michael Ray Goode Collection

Institute of Museum and Library Services Primary funding for the Virtual Vietnam Archive has been provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information about the people and organizations who have made the Virtual Vietnam Archive possible.

Digital copies of materials in the Virtual Archive are available. See our pricing list and guidelines for more information.

For questions concerning the Virtual Vietnam Archive, contact us at 806-742-9010 or

Architecture Library inside TTU College of Architecture Building
18th Street and Flint Avenue

Art is available to view 24 hours a day/7 days a week on campus

Public Art Walking Tour:   Booklet –

Explore our Collection – over 100 artworks to view

The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich the campus environments and extend the educational mission at all of its universities. Through the program, public artworks are funded using one percent of the estimated total cost of each new major capital project. Since then, more than 100 items created by some of today’s leading artists have been added to the TTU System’s multiple campuses. Contact Emily Wilkinson, public art manager, to inquire about touring the public art, presentations about the collection, brochures and additional information.

ArTTrek: your official guide to the Texas Tech University System’s public art collection!


The Public Art Program at the Texas Tech University System was initiated by the Board of Regents in 1998 to enrich the campus environments and extend the educational mission at all of its universities. Through the program, public artworks are funded using 1% of the estimated total cost of each new major capital project. Since then, more than 100 items created by some of today’s leading artists have been added to the TTU System’s multiple campuses.


With this app you can:

  • Discover art nearby, utilizing your location services
  • Create maps that will guide you to different artworks in the collection, whether traveling by foot, bike, or car
  • View art using themed tours created in the app, or create your own tours.
  • Favorite your pieces within the app so you can visit again and share with your friends.
  • Play a “Da Vinci Code” style game to find art and challenge your friends to beat your time
  • Utilize social media to post photos and comment on art that you visit
  • Learn more about the art through videos of the artists themselves speaking about their work.


Planning your visit to the collection? You can still utilize the app when you are not on one of the TTUS campuses to look at pieces within the TTU System. Select pieces from the list to view in more detail and find their location to aid in your visit when you are nearby and would like to see them in person.

To download the app, please search “arttrek” (all one word) in either the iTunes Store (iPhones) or Google Play (Android phones). It is free to download.


2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.3749
General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Raiders of the Lost Archive
November 2018 – June 2019

A new exhibit showcasing rarely seen artifacts is now open at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.


Since 1925 the Southwest Collection has expanded from a single archive documenting early ranches to a member of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, which includes TTU’s University Archives; The Sowell Family Collection in Literature, Community, and the Natural World; the Crossroads of Music Archive; and an extensive Rare Books Collection. The SWC/SCL is also home to hundreds of rare maps and thousands of scholarly monographs and fictional works on Texas, the U.S., and the world. It also preserves extensive audio/visual holdings in every imaginable type of media, as well as thousands of oral histories.


The Remnant Trust, Inc., and the Vietnam Center and Archive are also housed in the SWC/SCL building. The Remnant Trust, Inc., makes available hundreds of rare manuscripts that they display freely to schools and the general public. The Vietnam Center collects and preserves the documentary record of the Vietnam War and the American Vietnam experience. It is one of the largest collections of its kind in the world.


The items on display have rarely, if ever, been exhibited. They remind us that archival and special collections are more than pieces of paper filed away in boxes. They are also the unique, tangible evidence of a person’s existence; how they lived, how they thought, and how we all remember them.


The Great War and West Texas….A Glimpse
November 2018 – June 2019
Globe Rotunda

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) is commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I with an exhibit titled: “The Great War and West Texas . . . A Glimpse”

World War I was originally called the “Great War,” declared at the time to be the “war to end all wars.” Beginning in Europe in summer 1914 and ending with armistice on November 11, 1918, the Great War was truly a world war; nations from six continents participated.

The SWC/SCL holds various materials related to World War I, such as the records of the 36th Division, organized from National Guard units from Texas and Oklahoma. Soldiers from this division went to France in the summer of 1918, as did Texans who served in other divisions, such as the 42nd (or Rainbow) Division.

Within the collections are various materials such as letters, booklets, postcards, photographs, and other items such as military documents. Numerous Reference Files are also available to patrons, as are newspapers and posters from the era. These collections and resources offer researchers a unique opportunity to glimpse West Texas during the Great War.

The exhibit will be on display in the SWC/SCL Globe Rotunda from November 2018 through June 2019.

Chris Oglesby Collection

The Crossroads of Music Archive, located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library (SWC/SCL) at Texas Tech, is proud to announce that the Chris Oglesby collection is now open for research. Oglesby donated his research materials for his book “Fire in the Water, Earth in the Air: Legends of West Texas Music” to the archive in January 2016. His collection contains biographies, correspondence, literary works of the author and others, photographs, song lyrics, audio interviews and more.

An exhibit curated by the archivist for the Crossroads of Music Archive, Curtis Peoples, Ph.D., and fabricated by Lyn Stoll, is located in the Coronelli Globe Rotunda at the SWC/SCL located on the Texas Tech campus at 15th Street and Detroit Avenue. The exhibit is a small collection of snapshots highlighting some of the artists found within the book, including Tommy Hancock, Terry and Jo Harvey Allen, Joe Ely, Kimmie Rhodes and others.

Sept. 1, 2016, marks the 10th anniversary of the book’s publication.

For more information, contact Curtis Peoples 806.834.5777 or

May 1, 2014 –
A new exhibit at the SWC/SCL explores Walt Whitman’s controversial masterpiece, Leaves of Grass. From its first appearance in 1855 until Whitman’s death in 1892, this collection of poems was often the target of censors due to its frank portrayal of sensual pleasure.

The Marc Reisner Collection is now open for research.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Building

A gallery along the north side of the building houses permanent displays on the Southwest Collection as well as the other units of the University Library, which have offices in the facility. Those offices include the University Archives, the Archive of the Vietnam Conflict and the Library’s Rare Books Collection. Additionally, the facility is the home for editorial offices of the West Texas Historical Association and its annual yearbook.

Offices in the building open onto a rotunda beneath the third tower. The Library’s 1688 Coronelli Globe is displayed in the rotunda.

Behind the offices are the non-public areas of the facility where documents and materials are processed. The building includes an accessioning area where materials are received and logged in. From there materials, whether paper records, photographs or films/audiotapes/video tapes, go to their specific areas for processing before they are taken to the stacks or the appropriate vault for storage.

Upstairs the stacks area offers a climate-controlled environment that provides a constant temperature and humidity as well as a positive ventilation outflow which helps prevent the intrusion of bacteria or fungi which could damage valuable books and documents.

Additionally, the facility has a conservation laboratory funded by the Hoblitzelle Foundation. The Hoblitzelle Conservation Lab will provide an appropriate environment for state-of-the-art preservation of valuable and one-of-a-kind materials.


The Exhibits Department of the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library researches, designs and fabricates exhibits to highlight the vast holdings of the Archive, incorporating photographic imagery, artifacts, documents, sound and assorted other materials as well as textual information.

Exhibits are displayed in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library. You may also view our exhibits, at the United Supermarkets Arena, and at the Lubbock International Airport.

If you would like to propose an exhibit, please contact Lyn Stoll at (806) 742-3749 or write to

Hours:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street     806.791.2723

Linda Adkins, reimagined heirloom jewelry-Main Showcase; John Bewley, fired ink creations on canvas-Atrium; Billie Briggs, chain mail jewelry-Atrium; Anita’s Felted Menagerie by Anita Condit, textiles-Main Showcase; Painting Through My Journey With Cancer by Tawny Gonzales-Main Hall; Wood sculpture by Greg Goodnight, creations in cedar and mesquite/acoustic guitar; The Ironmonger by George Gray, reimagined found-steel sculptures-Main Hall; Anna Henry, handmade jewelry-Atrium; Tif Holmes, photography, portraits and landscapes-Atrium; Adam Otwell, acrylics and pastels-Main Hall; Marika Pineda, textiles-Main Hall; Images from Death Valley by Donna Rose-Main Hall; West Texas Watercolor Society, various artists.

The Legacy Event Center is a beautiful venue for local artists to display their work and features various exhibits throughout the year. The West Texas Watercolor Society calls the Legacy its home and meets monthly to hone their talents through workshops and collaboration. In return, they host shows throughout the year and exhibit their work in ever-changing exhibits. The artwork and jewelry is also for sale with a portion going to the Legacy and the YWCA programs.

The Legacy Event Center is a beautiful venue for local artists to display their work and features various exhibits throughout the year. The West Texas Watercolor Society calls the Legacy its home and meets monthly to hone their talents through workshops and collaboration. In return, they host shows throughout the year and exhibit their work in ever-changing exhibits. The artwork and jewelry is also for sale with a portion going to the Legacy and the YWCA programs.

Hours:  Wednesday – Friday, 2:00pm  – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644

Ron Campbell Beatles Cartoon Art Show  **new exhibit**
January 25-27, 2019

The touring Ron Campbell’s Beatles Cartoon Art Show will be at the Tornado Gallery on January 25-27, 2019.  Campbell’s personal appearances at the Gallery are scheduled for 4:00pm – 8:00pm on January 25th, 12:00pm – 6:00pm on January 26th, and 12:00pm – 4:00pm on January 27th.

For additional information regarding this exhibit please visit:


Credit for Lubbock online story:  William Kerns – AJ Media  We thank them for allowing us to use this link.

Also at Tornado Gallery:
George Gray, metalwork; Nick Billalba, glasswork; Sarah McClarty, glasswork; Janelle Barrington-Spivey, acrylic on canvas; John Self, reclaimed/repurposed art; Aaron Ristau, neon/repurposed art.

Artists:  Baron Batch, Lee Ware, Heidi Simmons, Val Williams, Benna Ellis, Texas Leatherworking, Barbara Beller, Renee Steger Simpson, Tony Greer
Tornado Gallery is the home of Baron Batch artwork.  David Leake prints are available at the Gallery as well.

Baron Batch originals and prints:


These events are provided for your convenience in planning your own calendars and being able to purchase tickets in advance for these wonderful events happening in the Lubbock Cultural District. Future events are subject to change.  Please note that all events happening in this time frame may not be listed at the time of publication.

Monday, January 28:  –

Collegium Musicum Concert (Early Music Ensembles)
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 W. 18th Street
Free and open to the public

Tuesday, January 29:  –

College Baseball Foundation
First Pitch Luncheon
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

Texas Tech University School of Music
Guest Artist Violin Recital:  Penny Thompson Kruse
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 W. 18th Street
Free and open to the public

Wednesday, January 30 – Thursday, January 31:  –

Outpost Repertory Theatre
LHUCA Firehouse Theatre
511 Avenue K
Tickets:  These two dates are “free” preview performances

Outpost Repertory Theatre is Lubbock’s first Equity company, and will debut with the local premiere of the dramatic comedy “Gloria,” written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by outpost Rep founding artistic director Ronald Dean Nolan.

Looking back, Jacobs-Jenkins won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play for his plays “Appropriate” and “An Octaroon.”  His “Gloria,” set in the Manhattan office of a popular national magazine, focuses on the monotony, daily dynamics, and pressures within the workplace. This play made its off-Broadway debut in May 2015 and became a 2016 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Thursday, January 31:  –

United Way of Lubbock
Annual Meeting
11:30am – 1:00pm

Lubbock ISD
String Fling
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane

Texas Tech University School of Music
Guest Artist Voice Recital:  David Taylor
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 W. 18th Street
Free and open to the public






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