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Lubbock Cultural District / Science Spectrum Calendar

We want to keep you informed with events around the South Plains. Enjoy the events around Lubbock!


Thursday, March 23:  –

Museum of Texas Tech University
Come and See:  Curator’s choice of clothing and textile treasure
10:30am – 12:00pm
3301 4th Street
Free and open to the public

The Come and See programs at the Museum of Texas Tech University offer a look into the massive closet that is the museum’s Clothing and Textile collection. The collection totals more than 32,000 items.

Texas Tech School of Music
Clarinet Studio Recital
The Legacy Event Center
1500 14th Street
Free and open to the public

Join students from the studio of Dr. David Shea as they perform solos in the beautifully intimate space of the Legacy’s Talkington Hall. Works on the program are composed for the clarinet, with accompaniment provided by collaborative pianist Regina Shea.

Texas Tech School of Music
Choir Concert featuring the University Singers, Women’s Chorale and the Matador Singers
Hemmle Recital Hall
2624 18th Street; 18th Street and Boston Avenue
Free and open to the public

The rich variety of voices in the Choral area of the School of Music will be on full display during this concert as the University Singers, the Women’s Chorale, and the Matador Singers all regale with song from around the world. For the University Singers, American harmony and poetry from names like Stephen Foster and Sara Teasdale will stand alongside the percussively exuberant Christmas tune “Ogo ni fun Oluwa!” which is sung in the Nigerian language of Yoruba. The sub-Saharan African connection will be taken up by the Women’s Chorale as well, as they perform the traditional song “Ndikhokhele Bawo” in the South African language of Xhosa. A vista of Norway in Ola Gjeilo’s “Tundra” will also be in the Women’s Chorale’s set as they evoke the Hardangervidda mountain plateau along with the added color of a string quartet.

Friday, March 24:  –

Compassion International
9TH Annual Rock and Worship Roadshow
7:00 – 10:00pm
United Supermarkets Arena
1701 Indiana Avenue
Tickets:  Admission will be $10/person and can be purchased at the door. VIP tickets will also be available in two levels: The VIP Experience and The VIP PLUS Experience. Each VIP Experience ticket is $50, giving ticket holders early entrance for premium seating, pre-show artist appearances hosted by Carlos Whittaker, an exclusive VIP t-shirt, a souvenir bag and a tour laminate. The VIP PLUS Experience ticket is $95 a piece and includes all the benefits of the VIP Experience along with reserved section seating closest to the stage, an exclusive tour poster and more. VIP tickets can be purchased on the tour’s website,

Award-winning and chart-topping artists Steven Curtis Chapman, Francesca Battistelli, Rend Collective, Passion, Family Force 5, Jordan Feliz, along with Derek Minor and Urban Rescue, will join together for Christian music’s most uplifting and entertaining concert series for the whole family. Author and comedian, Tony Wolf, will be the guest speaker and Carlos Whittaker will serve as the tour’s host.

Cactus Theater
Encore…with a Twist!  Tribute to the Eagles, The Doobie Brothers & Fleetwood Mac
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  $20.00; Balcony box seats $40.00; $15 balcony seating
Please call 806.762.3233 or visit our box office to purchase 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.
You may also purchase tickets by visiting this website:

After the recent stellar classic rock shows, many asked when we could bring them back again….so we combined the BEST OF THE BEST from two shows to bring it to you!

Join us as we present Cactus vocalists Jeff McCreight, Jason Fellers, Jeff Bailey, Mark Paden and Amber Pennington for a very special evening as we celebrate the enduring power of these three arena rock supergroups.  We’ll revisit the catalog of The Eagles – a group which transcended rock, pop and country to become arguably the most popular American music group in history with such songs as “Peaceful Easy Feeling”, “Desperado” and, of course, “Hotel California”.  We’ll join The Doobie Brothers on a trip down to “China Grove” as we “Listen To The Music”.  We’ll cap the salute with songs from the supergroup Fleetwood Mac and their classics, including “Dreams”, “Gypsy”,  “The Chain” and more.


Celebrity Attractions
Greater Tuna
7:30 PM on Friday and 2:00 and 7:30 PM on Saturday
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  Reserved seats are $55.50 for the front floor, $50.50 for the side floor and most of the balcony, and $35.50 for the rear of the balcony. Tickets are on sale at Select-A-Seat outlets at Amigo’s Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph’s Records, Texas Tech Student Union and United Supermarkets, by calling 806.770.2000 or online via

The series was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard. Each “Tuna” play is notable because two men portray the entire cast of more than 20 characters of both genders and various ages. Direction is by Jaston Williams, who will oversee casting.

Texas Tech School of Art
BP5 Symposium (Beyond Printmaking)
1:00 – 6:00pm on Friday; 9:00am – 11:00pm on Saturday
Multiple locations at TTU School of Art and LHUCA (see below for specifics)
The Beyond Printmaking 5 Symposium is a free event.  Please register if you will be attending. Only registered guests will be accommodated at the BP5 Symposium Print Fair and Closing Dinner.  Please register here:

Today many contemporary artists who originally started with printmaking as their primary medium continue to use it in a conceptual or altered technical form to create visually captivating and socially or politically engaging discourses through interdisciplinary approaches. For Beyond Printmaking 5, we chose Patricia Villalobos Echeverría as juror because she is an artist whose practice embodies this vision.

The BP5 Symposium, as an extension of Beyond Printmaking 5, will address the melding of the hybrid processes that allows printmaking to be a perfect vehicle in STEAM education. With so many possibilities in printmaking’s future, we will also address the implications of technology with regards to traditional printmaking process.

The BP5 Symposium will present opportunities to discuss the exciting possibilities of printmaking as it embraces not only traditional processes of sculpture, photography and installation, but also insinuates itself into engineering, computer science, and beyond.
Guest Artist Speakers
Patricia Villalobos Echeverría has a hybrid practice of photos, prints, videos and installations. She has received numerous grants including a Creative Heights Residency Fellowship from the Heinz Endowment and was a fellow at the MacDowell Arts Colony. She received an MFA from West Virginia University and a BFA from Louisiana State University. Her work was part of the “Post-Digital Printmaking: Redefinition of the concept of matrix” at Neon Gallery (Wrocław, Poland) in 2015. She is Professor of Art at the Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University.

Jon Goebel is an Associate Professor and Master Printer at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Art Department. Goebel earned his MFA from Texas Tech University, and his BS in Art from the University of Southern Indiana. He is a nationally recognized artist known for his symbolically charged print works and has shown worldwide. He has received multiple awards for his intaglio work and shown in over 150 group exhibitions across the United States and abroad including China, Portugal, Bulgaria, Argentina, Spain, South Korea, Canada, India, and Puerto Rico. Jon has taught numerous printmaking workshops in the U.S. and at the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in Chongqing, China.

Erik Waterkotte was born in 1978 in Illinois, where his family history dates back over a century. His artwork explores concepts of religion, ritual, pop-culture, and architecture. Currently, Waterkotte is an Assistant Professor of Print Media in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, and has been a visiting lecturer at universities throughout the U.S. Waterkotte received his M.F.A. from the University of Alberta and his B.F.A. from Illinois State University. His artwork is part of several collections including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
Schedule of Events

Friday, March 24, 2017
1:00 – 4:00
Registration/Setup Print Fair Tables, CASP 5&J Gallery, 1106 5th St [5th St & Ave J], Lubbock

Tour 1: Texas Tech School of Art, Main Art and 3D Annex Buildings (Guided Tour)
The tour van leaves CASP 5&J Gallery at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm and returns to the same location.
Tour 2: AP/RC Museum of Texas Tech University (Self-Guided Tour; Free Parking)
Artist Printmaker Research Collection is located on the 2nd floor of the Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 4th St., Lubbock (southeast corner of 4th St. and Indiana). The AP/RC has an unparalleled collection of over 10,000 original prints and related materials that feature post-World War II artists who work or have worked in the western United States. Tours start at 1 pm, 2pm and 3 pm. Museum staff will be on site and show guests the collection.

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
BP5 Symposium Reception, John F. Lott Gallery at LHUCA, in conjunction with following exhibitions
Across Texas Exhibition  John F. Lott Gallery at LHUCA, 511 Avenue K, Lubbock
Print-Curious curated by Liv Johnson  SOA Satellite Gallery at CASP, 1108 5th St [5th St & Ave J], Lubbock
Saturday, March 25, 2017
 AM – 12:00 PM
Print Fair, CASP 5&J Gallery, 1106 5th St [5th St & Ave J], Lubbock
Screen to Steel, Print Demo by Scott Frish (Associate Professor, West Texas A&M University), Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio at CASP
Steamroller Printing, CASP 5&J Gallery Front Yard
Print-Curious curated by Liv Johnson, SOA Satellite Gallery at CASP

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Lunch: Food Trucks at CASP 5&J Gallery

3:00 – 5:00 PM
Panel & Speaker Presentations, on TTU Campus Education Building 001

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Exhibition Reception, on TTU Campus Art Building Galleries, in conjunction with an exhibitions,
Beyond Printmaking 5, Landmark Gallery, School of Art
Alumnus Visiting Artist Jon Goebel, Folio Gallery, School of Art

8:00 – 11:00 PM
BP5 Symposium Closing Dinner: 8:00 – 11:00 PM CASP 5&J Gallery (Registered Guest Badges Required)


Beyond Printmaking Exhibition juried and curated by Patricia Villalobos Echeverría
Dates: March 25 – April 23, 2017
Location: Landmark Gallery, Texas Tech School of Art

Alumnus Visiting Artist Jon Goebel
Dates: March 25 – April 23, 2017
Location: Folio Gallery, Texas Tech School of Art

Print-Curious curated by Liv Johnson
Dates: March 24 – 25, 2017
Location: SOA Satellite Gallery at CASP
Artists: Faculty and students representing printmaking program at Texas Tech University

Across Texas Exhibition curated by Sang Mi Yoo
Dates: March 3 – April 1, 2017
Location: John F. Lott Gallery at LHUCA
Artists: Faculty and students representing printmaking programs at University of North Texas, Texas State University and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, including Jeffrey Dell, Andrew DeCaen, Rich Gere, Lari Gibbons, and Ryan O’Malley

Letter and Form Exhibition by Dirk Fowler
New Typographic letterpress experiments
Dates: March 3 – 31, 2017
Location: CASP Studio D

Print Fair Participants

Curtis Bauer & The Letterpress Studio, Victoria Marie Bee, Marwin Begaye, Skip Crawford, Jeffrey Dell, Katherine Rhodes Fields, Dirk Fowler, Jon Goebel, David Lindsay, June Musick, Catherine Prose, Tech Print Club, Yulia Makarova, Rodrigo Rodriguez, Texas State University, University of North Texas, West Texas A&M University, Theresa Ybanezf

Also of Interest 

Dates: Friday, March 24 – Saturday, March 25, 2017
Location: LHUCA Plaza, 511 Avenue K, Lubbock, TX

The Beyond Printmaking 5 Symposium is a free event.  Please register if you will be attending. Only registered guests will be accommodated at the BP5 Symposium Print Fair and Closing Dinner.

Saturday, March 25:  –

Museum of Texas Tech University
Come and See:  Curator’s choice of clothing and textile treasure
10:30am – 12:00pm
3301 4th Street
Free and open to the public

The Come and See programs at the Museum of Texas Tech University offer a look into the massive closet that is the museum’s Clothing and Textile collection. The collection totals more than 32,000 items.

Operation Hope
11th Annual Operation Hope Banquet featuring Lt. Colonel Oliver North
6:30 – 9:30pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $150     806.549.4105

Operation Hope USA is a non-profit organization based in Lubbock, TX with the desire to empower, enhance and enable people from all walks of life. Operation HOPE was founded in 1999 by Dr. John Thomas of Lubbock, TX. His vision for the organization has been to make a positive impact on lives worldwide. This non-profit (501c3) organization continues to expand its footprint to reach around the world while maintaining a strong presence in the community.

Lieutenant Colonel, Oliver North will be returning as the keynote speaker for the Eleventh Annual Operation HOPE Banquet.

Cactus Theater
The Magical Music of Walt Disney Movies:  A Cactus Tribute
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  $20.00; Balcony box seats $40.00; Balcony seats $15.00
Please call 806.762.3233 or visit our box office to purchase 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.
You may also purchase tickets by visiting this website:

Many of the greatest moments in cinema history are brought to life by the music soundtrack created to accent the scene.  Through the past nearly 100 years, the Walt Disney film studios have been at the forefront of this great tradition in film…and along the way, this celebrated family institution has created some of the most memorable songs of all time.

Join hosts Mike and Mariel Morgan – and featured vocalists Sheena Fadeyi, Haley Simpson, Avery Guyear, Mark Paden, Amber Pennington, Addie Bleu, Berklee Timmons, Ty McCraw, Madelyn Franklin, Ava Hurst, and Tiffani and Garrett Nelson – as the Cactus Theater salutes the movies in this very special production.

Truly a family event, this tribute concert promises an evening of musical moments brought to life through the magic of song.  You’ll hear classics like “When You Wish Upon A Star” (Pinocchio); “Let It Go” (Frozen); “Spoonful of Sugar” (Mary Poppins); “Bare Necessities” (The Jungle Book); “How Far I’ll Go” (Moana) – just a few examples of the songs represented in this very special presentation.  From the earliest Disney classics right up through current releases….all are songs that have touched the hearts of generations!

Make plans now to attend this concert with family or friends who’ll relish these cherished moments as you relive these masterpiece moments in cinema history.


Saturday, March 25 – Sunday, March 26:  –

Silver Spur Trade Shows
Great Outdoors Expo
10:00am – 6:00pm Saturday and 11:00am – 5:00pm Sunday
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $8 adults, $7 Seniors age 62+, $5 kids ages 5-15; Admission is good all weekend.   (vendor list, activity and speaker list, floor map)

This March, Silver Spur Trade Shows will host the first Great Outdoor Expo in Lubbock  which will bring a variety of vendors in the fishing, hunting, camping, and general outdoor fields. There’s something for everyone, so you better not miss it!

Outfitters from across the world
Hunting & Fishing Accessories
Demonstrations for the Hunter & Fisherman
Boats, UTV’s & ATV’s
Door Prizes all day both days
Giveaways at participating booths
Travel and Leisure
Outdoor Gear & Apparel
Live Entertainment
Blinds & Feeders
Home Decor
Kids Activities
Sunday, March 26:  –

Texas Tech School of Music
Collaborations:  A Faculty Chamber Music Series
The Legacy Event Center
1500 14th Street
Free and Open to the Public

In the third concert of the academic year for this consistently eclectic and entertaining series, three sets of vastly varying character will be presented by School of Music faculty in the intimate acoustic setting of The Legacy Event Center’s Talkington Hall. William Westney will provide sensitive pianism to Quinn Patrick Ankrum and Gregory Brookes for Johannes Brahms’s Four Duets, Op. 28. Violin, tuba, and piano will find an avant-garde home together in Morton Feldman’s “Durations III,” courtesy of Annie Chalex Boyle, Kevin Wass, and Susan Wass, respectively. Finally, Jazz faculty Stephen Jones and Ben Haugland will perform a set of tunes on saxophone and piano.



Thursday, March 23:  –

Backstage Lubbock
Open Mic Comedy Night
9:00 – 10:30 PM
1711 Texas Avenue           806.687.2034

Join Hub City Laugh every Thursday at Backstage Lubbock for open mic comedy.

Blue Light
Jerry Serrano (full band)
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets are $5 at the door; ladies free

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
6:30 – 9:30 PM
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue     806.771.6555

Friday, March 24:  –

Blue Light
Jeremy Steding CD Release with Gary Kyle
9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets are $7 at the door

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Kenny Maines
6:30 – 9:30 PM
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue     806.771.6555


Saturday, March 25:  –

Sound Stage Lubbock
New Scholars of Music Jam
2:00 – 7:00 PM
1925 Buddy Holly Avenue     806.549.4284

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Alissa Beyer
7:00pm – 10:00pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue     806.771.6555


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 WIND POWER CENTER, 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. 

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 you 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, Members Free, Active Military with ID Free.  Free Admission to the Fine Arts & Foyer Galleries.

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 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


February 21 – March 26, 2017  *ends Sunday*

The Buddy Holly Center announces TRANSFORMED: Recycling and Upcycling in Fiber Arts, an exhibition celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Caprock Art Quilters. The exhibition will open in the Fine Arts Gallery on February 21 and run through March 26, 2017.

Recycling is a well-known tradition in quilting, taking fabric from worn out clothing, blankets, and even feed sacks, and creating something gloriously new, well crafted, and carefully designed, for utilitarian and decorative purposes. Upcycling is a newer concept and often turns the humble, the forgotten, and occasionally the unusual, into a work of aesthetic value in unexpected ways. Nontraditional and sometimes overlooked materials are given a focus that allows them to be perceived with fresh eyes.

In each of the art quilts on display, the artist has reached beyond the traditional piecing and layering of fabric and explored new territory. Something has been preserved, something has been renewed, and something has been re-envisioned.

The Caprock Art Quilters are celebrating ten years as a regional networking group of fiber artists. As a circle of the national group, Studio Art Quilters Association, members from West Texas and Eastern New Mexico exhibit locally, nationally and internationally to inspire awareness of the contemporary quilt as an art form.


The Buddy Holly Center is partnering with The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation headquartered in London, England, to open a new permanent exhibition in the Center’s Foyer Gallery beginning on Friday, February 3, 2017.

The exhibition will feature an exact replica of Buddy’s Model J200 Gibson 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.
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.






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

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

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.

Closed on University Holidays.  Closed between semesters.


February 22 – March 26, 2017   *ends Sunday*
SRO Gallery

March 4 – April 9, 2017
Studio Gallery

Mission of Landmark Arts
To promote fine arts growth and development in our community through a comprehensive program of exhibitions, symposia and workshops, publications, and hands-on experience with working artists.  As a component of the Texas Tech University School of Art, the strength of the program is in the integration of academic, professional and real-world experience afforded by its broad association with the University and the Lubbock Community of arts supporters.

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

Christing DeVitt Exhibition Hall and the Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
Celebrating 20 years of Art
February 3 – March 25, 2017  *ends Saturday*

Celebrating 20 Years of Art, LHUCA’s 20th Anniversary exhibition. This exhibition features 53 artists who have supported LHUCA over the past two decades.
Celebrating 20 Years of Art

The diversity of this collection speaks to the achievement of this space as a catalyst for providing unique visions of art to the Lubbock community.

Key to the success of this organization were the efforts of Louise Hopkins Underwood and Neal Hanslik, who headed a group that researched locations and art centers in the local surroundings.

The origin of the main building begins with its transformation from the City of Lubbock Fire Administration building and Firehouse #1 into a non-profit, multi-disciplinary art center in 2000.

The four main galleries of the center host over 5,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, and functioned as a beginning to an expanding campus that continues to evolve as more buildings are added to the location.

In 2006 the Firehouse Theater was created, providing a fully functioning multi-media theatre equipped with a 5.1 surround sound and High Definition projection system, in addition to a classical theatre complex.

In 2007 the Helen DeVitt Jones Clay Studios opened, providing an essential public space for the education of and studio space for the ceramic arts. The expansion continued in 2010, when the City of Lubbock donated the Graffiti Educational Building.  Recently LHUCA has also expanded in the creation of a warehouse space to promote alternative presentation ideas in art installation.

A major addition to LHUCA came in the renovation of the Borden’s dairy warehouse into the Christine DeVitt Icehouse. This space provides LHUCA with a large open hall that is ideal for events, including performance art as well as banquets and dances. In 2012 LHUCA added a kitchen and artist residence to the space.

-Christian Conrad


Martin McDonald Gallery
Lubbock ISD:  Youth Art Month
March 3 – March 29, 2017   *ending soon*

Youth Art Month is celebrated each March in the state of Texas. The Lubbock Independent School District is committed to the visual arts and the young artists in our community. To celebrate Youth Art Month, Lubbock ISD student artists have the opportunity to have artwork on display at three separate venues during the month of March: The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA), The Garden and Arts Center, and Lubbock ISD Central Office. LHUCA is the site of the Youth Art Month Blue Ribbon Exhibit. Students with artwork in this exhibit attend a special Blue Ribbon awards ceremony the evening of March 7 in the Firehouse Theater. The LISD Blue Ribbon Exhibit features artwork from all LISD K-12 campuses and includes paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, digital artwork, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and much more.

The Lubbock ISD Blue Ribbon Exhibit at LHUCA features artwork from all LISD K-12 campuses and includes paintings, drawings, mixed media pieces, digital artwork, sculptures, jewelry, ceramics, and much more.
John F. Lott Gallery
Across Texas

March 3 – April 1, 2017

Across Texas, curated by Sang-Mi Yoo, Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. This exhibit features current print works by faculty and students from three university printmaking programs in Texas.

Curator’s Statement

Sang-Mi Yoo

Across Texas curated by Sang-Mi Yoo, Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, features current print works by faculty and students from three university printmaking programs in Texas.

We are living in a world that social media network is prevalent. It is becoming more and more important for artists to network with other artists and organizations, creating a sense of global connection. By nature, printmakers are fluid with this direction as they are collectors, collaborators and disseminators by nature. This exhibition serves as a survey of university print programs in the state of Texas and introduces current trends and educational goals in printmaking. Further, I hope this exhibition cultivates a mindset of aspiring art students to actively search for their own networks and learn from outside of their comfort zones.

As an inaugural exhibition as part of BP5 Symposium organized by Texas Tech Printmaking program, this exhibition largely covers three geographical locations in Texas: University of North Texas, Texas State University, and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. As we continue the symposium in the future, this exhibition would cover broader university programs in and outside of Texas.

Special thank you to the following individuals who helped me with the exhibition:

Lari Gibbons, Professor, University of North Texas

Jeffrey Dell, Professor, Texas State University

Ryan O’Malley, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Liv Johnson, MFA Candidate, Texas Tech University

Linda Cullum, Curator, LHUCA

Maisie Alford, Assistant Curator, LHUCA

Participating Artists:

University of North Texas (Denton): Jessie Barnes Andrew DeCaen  Nathan Eclavea Sarah Ellis Jessica Gengenbach Lari Gibbons Thomas Menikos Zackary Petot Kayla Seedig David Villegas Syd Webb Maria Razo Zerecero

Texas State University (San Marcos):

Michael Arredondo James Borcherding Adrienne Butler Jeffrey Dell Kyra Devine Emily Eaton Glenn Edinburgh Trey Holt Brian Johnson Elvia Perrin Graham Pooley Chandler Sosebee Elizabeth Ullman

Texas A&M University (Corpus Christi)  Silas Breaux Javier Flores Rich Gere Ashely McGee Ryan O’Malley


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TICKETS: General Admission (ages 18-59) $5.00; Children & Teens (ages 6-17) $3.00; Seniors (ages 60 & up) $3.00; University Students/Faculty/Staff $3.00 with valid ID; Kids (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.

March 16 – 31

2:00 pm – Laser Beatles

35 minutes

Magical Mystery Tour
I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Twist and Shout
A Hard Day’s Night
Nowhere Man
Octopus’ Garden
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
A Day in the Life

3:30 pm – Black Holes

Black Holes (grade 3 & up)

23 minutes

Few mysteries in the universe have the power and awe of the black hole. Only now are we on the verge of understanding their true nature. What are they? How are they made? Is the Earth in danger of being pulled into one? Narrated by John de Lancie (Q in Star Trek: the Next Generation).

12:00 pm – Laser Beatles
2:00 pm – Black Holes

2:00 pm – Laser Beatles
3:30 pm – Black Holes

11:30 am – Cowboy Astronomer

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.
2:00 pm – Laser Beatles
3:30 pm – Black Hole

2:00 pm – Laser Beatles
3:30 pm – Black Holes


Museum Hours:  Tues-Sat 10:00 AM–5:00 PM    Sun: 1-5 PM   Closed Monday Museum Admission and Parking are Free.
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February 2 – September 1, 2017
Futurescapes asks viewers to study images and consider how words both encapsulate response and influence thinking, perhaps opening new ways of seeing. These images change monthly. Concurrent with this exhibit, an interactive kiosk is traveling around campus inviting participants to select images and captions.

Contemplating the future—or possible futures—may summon images of the classic films Metropolis or Blade Runner, to name only two. It may conjure thoughts of the Rapture. It may make one smile with pleasure as the first driverless cars hit the road under the auspices of Über. We are endlessly reminded of (or threatened in the name of) our responsibilities to our grandchildren, to our alma maters, to our planet. What we put off today will have repercussions the day after tomorrow.  The future is a central concept for human life and plays an outsize role in politics, religion, economics—indeed across most fields that structure our thinking. The very unknowability of the future renders it a supremely powerful concept for motivating human action in the present.

FUTUREscapes explores this theme by asking viewers to study images and consider how words both encapsulate response and influence thinking, perhaps opening new ways of seeing. These images change monthly. Concurrent with this exhibit, an interactive kiosk is traveling around campus inviting participants to select images and captions. Research data, including your input, can be found through and helps us better understand perspectives.

February 17 – April 23, 2017
Land Arts is a “semester abroad in our own backyard,” where architects, artists and writers camp for two months while traveling 5,820 miles overland to experience major land art monuments like Double Negative, Spiral Jetty and Sun Tunnels. They also visit sites expanding our understanding of what land art might be such as pre-contact archaeology of Chaco Canyon, scientific exploration at the Very Large Array and military-industrial operations in the Great Salt Lake Desert.

The exhibition culminates the semester-long transdisciplinary field program Land Arts of the American West with the Texas Tech University College of Architecture presenting documents, objects and constructions by students Roberto Becerra, Liz Janoff, Matthew Mendez, Kaitlin Pomerantz and Claudia Vásquez. Land Arts is “semester abroad in our own backyard” where architects, artists, and writers camp for two months while traveling 5,820 miles overland to experience major land art monuments—Double Negative, Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels—while also visiting sites expanding our understanding of what land art might be such as pre-contact archeology of Chaco Canyon, scientific exploration at the Very Large Array, and military-industrial operations in the Great Salt Lake Desert.

To negotiate the multivalent meaning of these places and shed light on strategies to aid their comprehension we invite the wisdom of field guests—writers, artists and interpreters—to join specific portions of our journey. 2016 field guests included Center for Land Use Interpretation director Matt Coolidge, art collective Post Commodity, and writer Lucy Lippard among many others. Land Arts hinges on the primacy of first person experience and the realization that human-land relationships are rarely singular.

February 22 – June 18, 2017

Elegant evening clothes from the mid-19th century to the end of the 20th century will highlight how Americans have dressed for special occasions. From the finery of the 19th century to the lime green Mollie Parnis gown worn by First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, to the first State Dinner honoring a female leader, Indira Gandhi, this exhibit shows how the popular silhouette of the era was enhanced by fine fabrics and embellishment for important events.

February 19 – June 18, 2017
Best known for his work in open landscapes, British artist, Bruce Munro transforms the Museum’s environment with light. His manipulations of this medium create unexpected associations and transforms spaces. He has crafted a newer installation, Ferryman’s Crossing, in the more controlled environment of the Museum of Texas Tech University’s gallery.


October 30, 2016 – April 2017

For millennia, vampires and werewolves have fought a deadly war seeped in blood, an unending battle fueled by an everlasting hatred of each other. Or have they? Myth tells us that under the cover of darkness, they prey on unsuspecting victims. They watch quietly from the shadows waiting to pounce and quench their unending thirst for the nectar of life – human blood. But what’s the truth behind the lore? Which real animals have inspired and shaped the myths? Vampire bats and wolves are the real-life faces of these horrible tales. But there are a multitude of other blood-suckers who inhabit nature. The soon-to-open In the Blood exhibition takes you on a journey of discovery. Learn how bats and wolves have been transformed in folk lore and modern fiction. See how popular culture has re-invented the vampire and werewolf through film, television, comics and pop novels. From blood-borne diseases to the mythology of the cultural phenomena of Dracula, Texas Tech research is at the heart of In the Blood. Join the Museum of Texas Tech University for a truly monstrous experience.

Bring your parents, bring your kids … and bring some garlic and wolf bane – just in case…..

Be very afraid.

Open through December 2017
Explorium Gallery

For everyone who wonders why Lubbock is so windy in the spring, how it can be shorts weather in February and parka weather in March or what causes tornadoes, hurricanes and blizzards to hit where they do, come to the Museum of Texas Tech University. Visitors will find these answers and more in a fun, interactive new exhibit that explains how weather begins and how it all works.


Hint: It all starts with the sun and the rotation of the Earth.


How Weather Works: Understanding Our Place Between the Sun and a Storm opens Sunday (June 26) and allows visitors of all ages to start at the sun, create atmospheric pressure, explore the Earth’s spin and the jet stream and learn about the many powerful aspects of storms such as tornadoes, haboobs, hail and lightning. The exhibit includes a section on how chaos, or altering one or many components of the atmosphere, can affect weather.

The exhibit showcases research led by Brian Ancell, an assistant professor in the Department of Geosciences, Atmospheric Science Group, who received an Early CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. In addition to educator resource kits for local teachers and weather summer camps for middle school-age children, he coordinated with the museum to create this exhibit, which brings weather down to eye level and highlights how human activity can affect weather patterns.

“The driving research focuses on inadvertent weather modification, or how human activities such as irrigation, wind farms and urban heat islands can change the weather non-locally, or far away from the source,” Ancell said.


The exhibit is split into two sections. The first covers the basic atmospheric principles that create weather, starting from the sun and the rotation of the Earth and ending with small-scale weather features like thunderstorms. Visitors will get to stand between the Earth and the sun and take temperature readings with an infrared gun, then learn how the uneven heating of the tilted Earth creates atmospheric pressure, which then creates wind. They also will explore the Coriolis Effect, which explains how the Earth’s rotation leads to the jet stream and how weather systems work.


Visitors then move into a simulated immersive storm experience and learn about the formation of tornadoes, thunder, lightning, hail and dust storms, with a weather alert broadcast in the background and motion-activated thunderstorm above.


The second part of the exhibit discusses chaos and inadvertent weather modification, which is the focus of Ancell’s research. Visitors will use a Plinko board representing the Texas-Louisiana coastline to show how minute variations can alter the path of pucks representing hurricanes.


This section also looks at how wind turbines remove energy from the atmosphere and how this affects the wind patterns. It will be updated throughout the duration of the exhibit as Ancell continues his research.


“Chaos is the reason why small changes to the atmosphere, such as those resulting from irrigation or wind farms, can grow to be large, modifying larger scale weather features well away from the changes in the first place,” Ancell said.

Lubbock Gallery

An “up from the basement” exhibition from the Museum’s collections.  Photographs from the WWII era pertaining to Lubbock.

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 such as 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.


Art created in Central and South America before the 15th century is referred to
as Pre-Columbian art, which is artwork created before the voyage of Christopher
Columbus in 1492. Pre-Columbian cultures believed in many different deities
(gods) who controlled all aspects of life and nature. In this gallery, there are
a variety of objects made by the historical people of Colombia and Panama.
Ranging from sparkling beads and shiny gold, to earthy pots and figures, the
items in this gallery had great meaning in Pre-Columbian culture. Some items
had a practical use, like for drinking, and some were important reminders of
symbols, such as opposing forces like good vs. evil.

Rededicated in 2005, many of the interesting artifacts in the Diekemper gallery of Pre-Columbian Art were donated by Ray J. Diekemper Jr. and Lou Dunn Diekemper.
Ray attended Stanford and Harvard before moving to Lubbock, TX. He becamean independent oil operator, and he and his wife became active members of the Lubbock community participating in organizations such as the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, the Lubbock Economic Council, YWCA, Women’s Protective Services, Junior League of Lubbock, the Science Spectrum board, and both were founding members of the South Plains Food Bank. Ray passed away in 1999. Lou Dunn Diekemper is still a generous benefactor of both Lubbock and Texas Tech University.

Groups living in Pre-Columbian times made pottery for many reasons.
They made vessels of all sizes and shapes using a coil method: building the walls from a long string of clay before smoothing them out and adding pictures or shapes.  All the pottery that you see here was made by hand. Pre-Columbian cultures did not have the modern techniques that we have today. They decorated their pottery by incising (carving) designs onto the clay and painting them with minerals they found in their area.

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 masters 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.
The NRHC is open: Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.   Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 PM.   The outdoor portion of the NRHC closes at 4:00 PM each day.  No park entry after 3:30 PM.   The NRHC will be closed for all Texas Tech University holidays as well.
There is no admission fee, although donations are accepted.
Please visit our website at for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.



“Across Time and Territory: the National Ranching Heritage Center Story,” is a permanent exhibit covering the walls of the Don and Kay Cash Reception Hall. Material in the exhibition is present in a mural form with 3-D enhancements. Also in this area are two touch-screen monitors featuring attractive photographs of the structures in the historical park, presented in a virtual tour format, along with educational information about each building, available in both English and Spanish suitable for adults and children.
The exhibit title – “Writers of the Purple Sage” – is a word play on Zane Grey’s famous novel, “Riders of the Purple Sage.”  Published in 1912, the novel set the pattern for the modern Western and sold over a million copies.

Owen Wister, who wrote “The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains,” had his 1902 novel form the basis of four movies and a television series.  Wister’s novel defined the Western genre and paved the way for such authors as Zane Grey, Louis L’Amour and Larry McMurtry, all of whom are represented in this exhibit.

Writers such as Willa Cather, J. Evetts Haley, Tom Lea and Elmer Kelton, to name a few, allowed every one of their readers a chance to experience the American West as it once was or might have been.  Written in ordinary language about ordinary people and places, Western literature has become an important part of our national literary scope.

The permanent collection of the NRHC includes a wide range of Western and ranch-related books, many of which are first edition signed manuscripts that will be part of this exhibit.

The Blue Stevens Gallery is home to a collection of items that have been donated to the NRHC over the past several months. This Gallery features changing content as new items are donated to the NRHC.

An exhibit that examines the history and development of the lever-action rifle from its earliest form. The exhibit also features lever-action firearms from the NRHC collections.

A selection of saddles from the Texas Cattle Raisers Museum collection.
History of the National Ranching Heritage Center:

Proctor Historical Park

Devitt Mallet Museum

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park

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General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
March 1 – September 1, 2017
Coke Stevenson was born in 1888 in Mason County, Texas. He owned a freight-line at 16, rose from janitor to bank president, and passed the bar exam and practiced law for more than 60 years, with only 22 months of formal education. He served two terms as Kimble County Attorney and County Judge before his election to the Texas House of Representatives, becoming its first two-term Speaker. He was twice elected Lieutenant Governor, and Governor in August 1941, serving two terms during World War II. Known as “Mr. Texas,” after the war Stevenson ran for U.S. Senate against Lyndon B. Johnson, but lost in the infamous “Voting Box #13” run-off. He returned to his law practice, friends and ranch until his death on June 28, 1975. His family donated the Gov. Coke Stevenson and Marguerite King Heap Collection to Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.
March 1 – April 6, 2017
Beginning today (March 1), the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library will honor Women’s History Month with an exhibit about groundbreaking alumnae and faculty who have shaped Texas Tech University’s history.

The third annual exhibit is hosted in two campus buildings. The Croslin Room of the Texas Tech Library will host artifacts, clothing and photographs about the women. There will be six panels featuring those who were honored in previous years and six posters of women who have realized major university milestones.

The SWC/SCL will host the newest honorees of the exhibit. The honorees are:

Jeannine McHaney, founder of the women’s athletic program at Texas Tech.
Ginger Kerrick, an alumna of the physics department who became the first Latina flight director at NASA.
Tina Fuentes, a nationally established artist who taught at Texas Tech for more than 30 years.
Anita Harrison, the first Lubbock-born Latina to attend Lubbock schools K-12, attend all undergraduate years at Texas Tech and successfully graduate.
Stella Courtney Crockett, the first African-American graduate who attended K-12 schools in Lubbock and all four consecutive years at Texas Tech.

Biographies can be found here: and

October 2017 – March 2017

For 60 years, the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library has conducted oral history interviews as a way of preserving people’s memories and views on a vast variety of subjects. Showcasing a small sampling of the diverse interviews done over the past two decades, this exhibit includes:

Stella Courtney Crockett, the first African American to attend all undergraduate years at Texas Tech and successfully graduate.

Anita Harrison, the first Lubbock-born Latina to attend all undergraduate years at Texas Tech and successfully graduate.

Bernard Harris, Jr., who received his medical degree from Texas Tech School of Medicine and became the first African American man to walk in space.

Gary Elbow, a Professor of Geosciences who has held every position in the Faculty Senate and is also notable for working as a Marshall at graduation ceremonies.

James Watkins, a Professor of Architecture whose ceramics are included in the White House Collection of American Crafts, the Texas Tech University Public Art Collection, and have been part of two different Smithsonian exhibits.

Lauro Cavazos, the first Hispanic and first graduate of the university to hold the title of President of Texas Tech.
December 2016 – September 2017

December 7th, 1941:  The Seventy-fifth Anniversary
Oral Histories of people who were at Pearl Harbor and tattered flag loaned to the Museum.  This flag was actually on the top of a ship 75 years ago.  Forty-eight star World War II navy battle flag is courtesy of Howard Mercer, Signalman aboard LCI(M) 353 assault ship. The ship’s commander ordered Mercer to lower this flag and hoist a new one after receiving news of the Japanese surrender.

A new exhibit in the Coronelli Rotunda at the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library commemorates this pivotal event in American history and features excerpts from oral histories and manuscripts permanently housed at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University.

Chris Oglesby collection, exhibit now at SWC/SCL 

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 and Outreach team of the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library researches, designs and fabricates both in-house and traveling exhibits to highlight the vast holdings of the Archive, incorporating photographic imagery, artifacts, documents, sound and assorted other materials as well as textual information.

In-house exhibits are displayed in the Southwest Collection/ Special Collections Library. You may also view our exhibits at the Texas Tech Visitor Center, Lubbock City Hall, 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

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

Donald Walker Collection [VA006128]

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.

More Information about the Teachers’ Resources Web


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.

More about the Vietnam Graffiti Project


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 [VA050136]

Institute of Museum and Library ServicesPrimary 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
Hours:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street     806.791.2723

January 27 –March 31, 2017

The YWCA’s Legacy Event Center and The West Texas Watercolor Society is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Splash of Red Exhibit.  Featured are over 40 paintings by local artists using the color red in either watercolor, acrylic, or mixed media formats.  Patrons are encouraged to come by the Legacy from 9-5pm daily.  A People’s Choice Award will be presented following the exhibit.

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  2:00 – 6:00 PM
Saturday  10:00 AM–2:00 PM
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644

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.

Baron Batch originals and prints:


Thursday, March 30:  –

The Wine & Food Foundation High Plains Chapter
Cork & Pork Event
7:00 to 10:00pm
McPherson’s Cellars
1615 Texas Avenue
Tickets:  $40 members; $50 non-members  Tickets may be purchased online:!event-register/2017/4/1/high-plains-chapter-cork-pork

Featuring musical guest Bo Garza.  Ticket Entry includes all you can eat barbecue, 2 drink tickets and dancing.  Benefitting Paul’s Project-Grace Campus



Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts School of Theatre and Dance
Dancetech:  Triggered
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30 PM
Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (east entrance), located on 2812 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues.
Tickets:  Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. 806.742.3603 for tickets and additional information.

In Triggered, TTU Dance faculty and Bohny Family Fund guest artist, Nicole Wolcott, invite thoughts about things that “set us off”: guns, aging and memory loss, addictions, and in Wolcott’s work in particular, the pleasure inherent in the moving body-what she coins “the joy of dance.”  Nicole Wolcott is a choreographer, teacher and performer based in Brooklyn, NY.  Nicole has enjoyed a long career with dance companies, rock bands, and video artists around the country.


7:30 PM
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets: $25 – $30;  Balcony Box Seats:  $50
Please call 806.762.3233 or visit our box office to purchase 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.
You may also purchase tickets by visiting this website:


Museum of Texas Tech University and the Sowoon Arts and Heritage
5th Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium – Marriage in Different Cultures
1:00 – 6:00pm
Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street
Free admission, free refreshments, reception open to audience

The Symposium, co-sponsored by Sowoon Arts and Heritage and the Museum of TTU, brings scholars from South Korea, TTU, and the Lubbock community to deepen the understanding of the cultural heritage of both South Korea and America. Maestro David Cho, Director of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, will discuss wedding music and then demonstrate onstage its significance on the piano. Prof. Rachel Anderson of TTU will compare wedding costumes of different eras and cultures, and Dr. Joseph Hodes, also of TTU, will explain Indian marriage customs and then demonstrate their significance. A Panel Discussion involving the speakers and the audience, moderated by Dr. Mark Charney, Director of the TTU School of Theater and Dance will follow. After the intermission, Dr. Myungwon Yoon from South Korea will lecture briefly and lead an authentic Korean Traditional Wedding Ceremony. A reception open to all performers and the audience will follow.

1:00 PM  Welcome

1:30 PM Lecture and Performance • Maestro David Cho, “Wedding Music” Lectures • Prof. Rachel Anderson, “Wedding Costumes” • Dr. Joseph Hodes, “Marriage in Indian Culture”

3:00 PM Panel Discussion • Dr. Mark Charney, Moderator

3:40 PM Lecture and Performance Dr. Myungwon Yoon, “Korean Traditional Wedding Ceremony”

4:55 PM Reception and Closing Remarks


Ballet Lubbock



Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  806.770.2000, or any select-a-seat outlet center.

An original rock ballet by Ballet Lubbock.  Music by Scott & Amy Farris.  Choreography by Yvonne Racz Key, Bashaun Williams, Edward Truitt, and Elizabeth Gillaspy.  Visuals by Dirk Fowler

Click Is an Original Production From Beginning To End

“This project may be the coolest thing we’ve ever done. The driving, visceral, yet contemplative music combined with stellar lighting sets the stage for some of our most interesting choreography. Get Ready.”
-Yvonne Racz Key

“Personally, I’m most excited about the lasers. There will be LASERS!”
-Angela Frisbie

You can listen to a preview of the music here:



Lubbock Community Theatre God of Carnage

Directed by Leah Tyson Houchin
March 24-26, 31-April 2, April 7-9, 2017
Comedy     Rated:  PG-13
Written by Yasmina Reza    Translated by Christopher Hampton
2009 Olivier and Tony Award for Best Play

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but as the meeting progresses, and the rum flows, tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

Friday, April 7:  –

Lubbock Christian University and Wayland Baptist University
Combined Choir Concert
7:30 – 9:00pm
McDonald Moody Auditorium
5601 19th Street (and Eileen Blvd.)
Tickets:  $10 for adults; $5 for students and may be purchased here:

New Landmark Exhibit Encourages Visitors to Touch History

Using 3-D technology, the exhibit offers replicas of tools, weapons and bones from the Folsom era of more than 10,000 years ago.

Whether you visit the Louvre or the smallest museum in the world, the message is the same – do not touch the objects. This November, the Lubbock Lake Landmark is breaking the mold and encouraging visitors to handle 10,500-year-old tools and bones in a new exhibit, Engaging Folsom (10,800-10,200) Hunter-Gatherers with 3D Technologies.

As the site of one of the oldest records of human existence in North America, the landmark is uniquely positioned to host the exhibit. The area once was a reservoir, drawing animals that provided a food source for humans who were either passing through or chose to live in the area. The Folsom people were a Paleo-Indian culture that occupied much of central North America.

Now dry, the area is rich in archaeological history, yielding tools and weapons used by Folsom hunters and bones from bison that roamed the area. Stance Hurst, the regional research field manager at the landmark and an instructor in the museum science master’s program, said the exhibit is one of the first to use 3-D technologies to provide a deeper level of interaction and understanding of the prehistoric hunter-gatherer society.


“The Folsom hunters had the most sophisticated stone tool kits in history,” Hurst said. “Using 3-D printing, we’re able to demonstrate just how sophisticated they were.”

The exhibit relates to research at the landmark and at a campsite near Abilene, the location of a workshop of sorts where the Folsom people made stone tools.

“This is a place that’s about a two-hour drive from the landmark now,” Hurst said. “Back then, they didn’t have pack animals so they had to carry everything as they moved around. The exhibit lets us make connections between how they made and transported these tools across the area.”

The exhibit begins Saturday (Nov. 5) and will be open for a year. Hurst said in addition to the 3-D printed bones and tools, the exhibit will include features like braille and audio components for the visually impaired.

“People should come to this exhibit to learn what life was like more than 10,000 years ago in this region and how technology has changed but also has stayed the same,” Hurst said.

About The Lubbock Lake Landmark

The landmark, part of the Museum of Texas Tech University, is an internationally known archaeological and natural history preserve. It is located in north Lubbock in a meander of the Yellowhouse draw, an area of ancient springs.

People of the southern High Plains have lived in the area continuously for about 12,000 years. The first exploration of the site was conducted in 1939 by the West Texas Museum, now the Museum of Texas Tech University.

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