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Lubbock Cultural District Calendar

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

Calendar:

From the Science Spectrum:

Lubbock’s Largest Annual Animal Event is Back…

CRITTERFEST ‘18

It’s a Zoo in Here!

Thurs., Fri., Sat., & Sun. – June 21, 22, 23 & 24

(10:00am to 6:00pm daily)

Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again this June. No where else in town can you see elephants, alligators, crocodiles, camels, a kangaroo, giant tortoises, big snakes, and tons of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally turns into a Zoo for four days. Awesome and amazing animal acts, as well as the extremely popular petting zoo, pony and camel rides, along with many of other animals on display continue to make this event a hit for the whole family!

Two exciting shows will be featured at this year’s CritterFest. The Pompeyo Family Dog Show and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment.

The Pompeyo Family Dog Show is an all new act never seen in Lubbock before featuring trained rescue dogs. The Pompeyo Family and their dog show gained national attention after being featured on the hit TV show America’s Got Talent last summer.

Crocodile Encounters is an educational reptile show that will introduce you to live American alligators and Nile crocodiles in order to educate the public about conserving these often misunderstood animals.

Schedule of Daily Showtimes:

Pompeyo Family Dog Show: Thursday, Friday & Sunday 11:30am, 2:00 & 5:00pm

Saturday only 11:00am, 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00pm

Crocodile Encounters: Thursday, Friday & Sunday 1:00 & 4:00pm

Saturday only 12:00 noon, 2:00 & 4:00pm

Lubbock Police Dept. K-9 Unit: Friday & Sunday 1:00 & 4:00pm

Saturday only 2:00 & 4:00pm

Your ticket to CritterFest not only includes viewing of all the amazing animals on display and getting up close and personal seating to all of the exciting shows, but even includes regular Museum admission. The Science Spectrum Museum is home to Lubbock’s only public Aquarium Exhibition,

Texas Alive: the Brazos River Journey!, a 6000 square foot permanent exhibit with both fresh and saltwater fish and other native Texas animals.

Tickets for CritterFest ‘18 can only be purchased at the door each day of the event! Box office opens at 10:00am daily.

General Admission Ticket rates for CritterFest ’18:

Adults: $12.50

Children (3-12): $10.00

Seniors (60+): $10.00

Museum Member Admission Prices for CritterFest 18 Shows:

$5.00 Adults

$4.00 Children

*Children 2 and under receive free event admission.

**Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply.

For more event information the public may call 806-745-2525, or visit www.sciencespectrum.org.

From the Lubbock Cultural District:

Buddy Holly Center
Sky’s the Limit Call for Entries
Now through June 30, 2018

The Buddy Holly Center invites artists to submit work for the exhibition Sky’s the Limit.  This exhibition is in celebration of our West Texas sky and is open to all media.  Artists must RSVP by June 30, 2018, as space is limited.  Works may be 2D or 3D but may not exceed 40” in any direction without advance approval.  Delivery of artwork will be on July 25, 2018. The exhibition will be on display August 3 – September 23, 2018.  RSVP’s can be submitted via phone or mail to Jacqueline Bober, Curator, at 806.775.3569.
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/home

Take in the Local Color!  Lubbock’s Local Artists Studio Tour
Call for Artists and Host Studio Applications
May 7 – June 25, 2018
https://www.facebook.com/lubbockstudiotour/
It is what you have been waiting for! The Lubbock Arts Alliance is accepting artist and host studio applications for the Local Color Studio Tour, November 10-11, 2018.  Application and rules can be found at the link provided below.
http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php?content=event_info&event_id=1435

We are using a new online system for Studio Tour applications – juriedartservices.com. But do not fear! They have a tutorial http://www.juriedartservices.com/index.php…


International Cultural Center
“Creating Global Kitchens” Photography Exhibit – Call for Entries
Now through July 18, 2018

 

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work for a new exhibit hosted by the Office of International Affairs called “Creating Global Kitchens”. Food connects us to one another, our lands, and our traditions. We will celebrate this important aspect of cultures around the world, by showcasing the variety of ways people grow, distribute, cook and present food. The photograph can be of an international food experience in a foreign country, or locally at an international festival or restaurant. Approximately 50 images will be selected for display in the East and Globe galleries.

 

For information about submitting your entry, go to http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/

 

Deadline: July 18, 2018

Eligibility: Open to all photographers, both amateur and professional

 

This exhibit will also highlight the efforts Breedlove Foods, Inc., a non-profit food distribution organization located in Lubbock. In the West Gallery, we will display photographs of the people and places throughout the world where Breedlove has helped those in need.

 

On Display: August 20 through mid-October

Reception: September 27, 2018

 

Questions: Contact Jan Stogner, Assistant Director of Art and Culture

Jan.stogner@ttu.edu / 806-834-2372


Thursday, June 21:  –

Buddy Holly Center
2018 Summer Showcase Concert Series:  The Local Nobody’s
5:30pm – 7:30pm
BHC Meadows Courtyard
1801 Crickets Avenue
Admission is free
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/home
https://www.facebook.com/thelocalnobodys/

The Local Nobodys:  Texas Country/Rock and Roll

The evening will include:
• Children’s activities
• Cash Bar
• Food truck fare (only beverages purchased onsite will be allowed in the courtyard)  Food truck fare, purchased on site, can be brought into the courtyard. (beverages and food).  Any other outside food or drink is not permitted.

Prosperity Bank
7th Annual Catfish Fry
5:30pm – 8:30pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $15.00 per ticket; children 5 and under are free; 806.770.2000, www.selectaseatlubbock.com, or any select-a-seat outlet center or available for purchase at any Prosperity Bank.

Fresh Food – Beer & Wine – Live Music – Silent Auction – Kids Activities

Thursday, June 21 – Sunday, June 24:  –

Lubbock Community Theatre
Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.
7:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday
LHUCA Firehouse Theatre
511 Avenue K
Tickets:  https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=308
https://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!  Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle’s high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious” enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren’t mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

Thursday, June 21 – Thursday, October 25:  –

National Ranching Heritage Center
Trolley Tour
10:30am
3121 4th Street
Tickets:  $5.00 per person
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/

For additional information please call 806.742.0498.
Trolley’s will not run during inclement weather.  Please call the above number to verify if you are unsure.

Friday, June 22:  –

Texas Tech University
‘Coco’ at the Jones
7:00pm
Jones AT&T Stadium
4th Street and University Avenue
Free and open to the public

Gates open at 5:30pm.  Standard rules apply:  blankets and water only, concessions will be open.  Come out with the family and enjoy this awesome open-air movie.


Cactus Theater
Reckless Kelly Live in Concert
7:30pm – 9:45pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets: https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/reckless-kelly/tickets
Reserved seats, first 4 rows $25; remaining floor $22.50; standard balcony $20; limited box seats $40 (box ticket includes concessions…present ticket at lobby counter when ordering).
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.
http://cactustheater.com/
https://www.recklesskelly.com/

Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. The band took its name from the legend of Ned Kelly, the Australian highwayman, and the three moved to Austin in the autumn of 1996, where they carved a niche of their own. Early on, Keen, a Texas legend himself, took them under his wing and became their first manager. They listened, watched and interacted with the creative dynamos of the outlaw country scene – Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Billy Joe Shaver, Guy Clark and others – and joined them in a redefinition of what contemporary country music had become. Theirs was gritty, hard-edged, uncompromising and convincing. They turned country music real again.

Friday, June 22 – Saturday, June 23:  –

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals
The Music Man

8:00pm
LMM Amphitheater
413 E. Broadway
Tickets:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com,  806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center
www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org

“76 trombones led the big parade…” Visit Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre this summer to see our colorful production of the family hit-musical, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man.”

Set in the fictional town of River City, Iowa, “The Music Man” centers around Harold Hill, a traveling salesman and phony music professor, who is attempting to unload his wares on the unsuspecting residents of River City before his rivals arrive. Unsuspecting, that is, except for the local music teacher and librarian, Ms. Marian Paroo. Things go according to Prof. Hill’s plan, until he begins to fall for Ms. Mariann, the one woman in town determined to have nothing to do with him.

Filled with ballads, such as, “Goodnight My Someone”, and colossal numbers like “The Wells Fargo Wagon”, this is a show for all ages.  Last produced by Lubbock Moonlight Musicals in 2008, we are so thrilled to have Prof. Harold Hill, Ms. Marian, and the rest of River City joining us on the Amphitheatre stage once again.

 

Saturday, June 23:  –

Omni Pilates, Parks and Recreation and the Buddy Holly Center
Pilates in the Plaza
9:00am – 9:30am
Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza
1824 Crickets Avenue
Free and open to the public

Omni Pilates will host free pilates mat work-outs, though participants have been asked to bring a mat, towel, water and bug spray.  The event is designed for teenagers and adults and will offer a free drawstring bag from Omni Pilates for the first 50 participants.

Also to be held on Saturday:  June 30th.

Parks and Recreation and the Buddy Holly Center
3rd Annual T’ai Chi Chih in the Plaza
9:30am – 10:00am
Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza
1824 Crickets Avenue
Free and open to the public

Also to be held on Saturday:   June 30th.

T’ai Chi Chih consists of a series of 19 movements and one pose that make up a meditative, low impact form of exercise.  Practicing T’ai Chi Chih can help reduce stress, regulate hypertension, and improve balance and muscle tone.  Instructors:  Cindy Dunn and Winston Deane.

For additional information regarding this event please call 806.775.2685.

Saturday’s at LHUCA
Community Dance Class with BalFolk
1:00pm – 2:00pm
LHUCA Icehouse
511 Avenue J
Free and open to the public
www.lhuca.org

City of Lubbock Public Library System
Franchise Fever:  Ant-Man
3:00pm
Mahon Library
1306 9th Street
Free and open to the public.

For additional information please call 806.775.2835

Saturday, June 23 – Saturday, October 13:  –

Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
9:00am – 1:00pm
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue
Free and open to the public
http://lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/

The Lubbock Downtown Farmers market is back this Saturday for our first Market in the 2018 season! Visit the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market Saturday, June 2nd at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9:00AM to 1:00PM for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The 2018 season runs every Saturday from June 2nd through October 13th. We hope to see you there!

 

Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24:  –

Cactus Theater
I am King:  The Michael Jackson Experience
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  First five (5) rows of floor  (A1, A, B, C, D) @  $40.00
Next seven (7) rows of floor  (E, F, G, H, I, J, K) @  $25.00
ADA/Companion @ $25.00
Standard balcony @ $20.00

Box seats @ $50
Saturday:  https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/i-am-king-michael-jackson-sat/tickets
Sunday:  https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/i-am-king-michael-jackson-sun/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.
http://cactustheater.com/
http://www.kingmichaelshow.com/artists/michael-firestone/
Live from Las Vegas:  I AM KING – The Michael Jackson Experience is as close as you will get to seeing the King of Pop live in concert!

Featuring Michael Jackson tribute artists who can sing live while mastering the intense dancing that Jackson was so famous for, I AM KING takes the audience on a musical and visual journey into the world of the King of Pop. 

The creators of I AM KING have put together an incredible cast of talented musicians and Broadway and Las Vegas dancers to bring Jackson to life in an explosion of unmatched energetic perfection.

Michael Firestone as Michael Jackson:

“Firestone is a consummate performer.” — Agenda Mag, Las Vegas

Having performed to millions of Michael Jackson fans worldwide, Michael Firestone has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the heir apparent to Michael Jackson in look, performance and authenticity. When it comes to Michael Jackson tribute artists, there are none quite like Michael Firestone. His ability to sing live while mastering the intense dancing that Michael Jackson was so famous for has made him the most sought-after MJ tribute artist in the world. Michael Firestone was chosen as one of two official Michael Jackson impersonators for the Michael Jackson Laser Spectacular shows in theaters and casinos all over the USA and Canada including the Tacoma Dome. Most recently, Michael Firestone co-created and starred in MJ Live and numerous other Michael Jackson tribute shows that are still using his image/video to sell tickets.

I AM KING features amazing renditions of Jackson’s biggest hits including “Bad”, “Billie Jean”, “Thriller”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Human Nature” and many more.  Prior to Michael Jackson’s untimely death, Firestone had performed as a Michael Jackson tribute artist in live shows such as ‘MTV Magic’ and ‘Around the World’ in Asia, ‘Legends in Concert’ in Myrtle Beach, ‘LaCage’ and ‘Masquerade’ in Atlantic City. Firestone also did guest appearances on ‘Larry the Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular’ and the Asian variety show ‘The Bon Show.’

 

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

Thursday, June 21:  –

Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
http://louielouiespianobar.com/

McPherson’s Cellars Patio Nights
Ginger & The Alchemists
6:00pm – 9:00pm
1615 Texas Avenue        806.687.9463
No entry fee
http://www.mcphersoncellars.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/615062958855539/
https://www.reverbnation.com/gingerandthealchemists

Food Truck:  J&M Barbecue

Join McPherson Cellars on the patio for local live music, a local food truck, and wines $5 by the glass (or just pick out your favorite bottle from the tasting room!). Thursday evenings this summer, May-September.

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Mike Pritchard
4:30pm – 6:30pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/mikepritchardmusic/

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Raised by Wolves
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/musicbyraisedbywolves/

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Junior Vasquez
6:30pm – 9:30pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com/
https://www.junior-vasquez.com/

Friday, June 22:  –

Blue Light
Red Shahan
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21+ only
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:  $12.00 at the door
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
http://www.redshahan.com/

Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
http://louielouiespianobar.com/

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Danny Cadra
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://dannycadra.bandcamp.com/

Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Jere Lowe & Steve Fillipp
6:30pm – 9:30pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com/
https://www.facebook.com/JerePopsLowe1/

 

 

Saturday, June 23:  –

Blue Light
Aaron Einhouse
9:00pm doors open; opener 10:00pm; headliner 11:00pm – 2:00am  21+ only
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue         806.762.1185
Tickets:   $7.00 at the door
http://www.thebluelightlive.com/
https://www.aaroneinhouse.com/

Louie Louie’s Piano Bar
World Famous Piano Show
8:00pm
1703 Texas Avenue          806.749.7464
http://louielouiespianobar.com/

Overton Hotel and Conference Center Pecan Grill Lounge
Raised by Wolves
7:00pm – 10:00pm
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000
No Cover Charge
http://www.overtonhotel.com/
https://www.facebook.com/musicbyraisedbywolves/


Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company
Yvonne Perea
7:00pm – 10:00pm
1807 Buddy Holly Avenue
http://www.triplejchophouseandbrewco.com/
http://www.yvonneperea.com/

ONGOING EXHIBITS

AMERICAN WINDMILL MUSEUM
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
http://www.windmill.com/

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.

BAYER MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE
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.
http://www.agriculturehistory.org

Exhibits

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.

Rentals

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.
http://agriculturehistory.org/events/rentals/

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!

Membership

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.
http://agriculturehistory.org/about/membership/

BUDDY HOLLY CENTER   
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.
http://www.buddyhollycenter.org/

FINE ARTS GALLERY
Repurposed
Friday, May 25 –  Sunday, July 22

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. For the three artists featured in this exhibition opening at the Buddy Holly Center, that expression takes on new meaning as they re-see discarded materials and turn them into unique works of art. Repurposed opens Friday, May 25, and will feature the recycled art of Linda Adkins, John Self and Becki Smith.

According to Linda Adkins, acquiring unusual objects and “one-of-a-kind finds” inspires her to blend the old with the new to create pieces of wearable art that are both functional and unique.

“Finding objects that have outlived their intended use and discovering creative ways to give the piece a new lease on life is the process I use to design handcrafted wearable art,” Adkins stated.

Artist John Self uses found objects, which he likes to refer to as “garage sale artifacts,” to create one-of-a-kind sculptures with a wide variety of subjects.

“I do assemblage sculpture made with found objects,” Self said, “creating people, creatures, critters, vehicles, and other things with a light twist of humor.

Becki Smith is an assemblage artist with a continually evolving visual language that is represented throughout her work. Themes for her art often include choices, humor, healing, and spirituality.

“I combine and repurpose objects to inspire new insights,” Smith said. “As I intuitively and meticulously assemble three-dimensional compositions inside boxes, I consider stereotypes, gender roles, values, and beliefs.”

There will be a closing reception and gallery talk on Sunday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m. with the artists. Event is free and open to the public. For more information about this exhibit or other events, please call (806) 775-3560 or visit www.buddyhollycenter.org.

FOYER GALLERY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-ccenter/foyer-gallery

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.

BUDDY HOLLY GALLERY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/buddy-holly-gallery

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

ABOUT THE CENTER

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.

J.I. ALLISON HOUSE
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/j-i-allison-house

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

­­­­BUDDY HOLLY STATUE, WEST TEXAS WALK OF FAME, AND BUDDY & MARIA ELENA HOLLY PLAZA
19TH Street and Crickets Avenue (directly across the street from the Buddy Holly Center)          806.775.3560

HISTORY
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/history

MEMBERSHIPS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/memberships


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.

RENTALS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/rentals

EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/classes-workshops

TOURS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/tours

GIFT SHOP
http://colsecure.ci.lubbock.tx.us/bhcshop/Default.aspx

ANNUAL EVENTS
https://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/buddy-holly-center/annual-events


CAVIEL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY
1719 Avenue A

African American Artists Unite by Robbyne Hocker Fuller, Midland African American Roots Historical/Cultural Arts Council, Inc.; Fulsemaj’s Diaspora: prints by Monica Stewart, Carole Joyce, and Ted Ellis.


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, Chairperson for the Lubbock Roots Historical Arts Council at sagreen3@yahoo.com or via telephone at 806.535.2475.

GLASSYALLEY ART STUDIO AND GALLERY
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
http://www.glassyalley.com/

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
http://glassyalley.com/glass-mosaic-art-classes/

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER  ***
601 Indiana Avenue           806.742.3667
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/international/

For more information, please call 806-742-3667.

LANDMARK ARTS AT THE TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF 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. The Gallery is closed on University Holidays and closed between semesters.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ART/SOA/nav/landmark/currentprograms.php

LHUCA – THE LOUISE HOPKINS UNDERWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Gallery hours Tuesday-Saturday   11:00 AM–5:00 PM
511 Avenue K   806.762.8606
www.lhuca.org

Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall, Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery, and Martin McDonald Gallery
June 1 – July 28, 2018
44 Artists from Texas: Part 2
http://lhuca.org/christine-devitt-exhibition-hall

A three-part exhibition celebrating the incredible diversity of artists living and working in Texas.

Artists:

Celan Bouillet
James Johnson

Lindy Chambers
Howard Sherman

Adrian Esparza
James Smolleck

Amy C. Evans
Gary Sweeney

Lalena Fisher
Ellen Tanner

Sarah Fisher
Brad Tucker

Jerry Jeanmard
James Isaac Zamora

 

John F. Lott Gallery
May 4 – June 30, 2018
Joel Armstrong – CLOTHESlines
http://lhuca.org/john-f-lott-gallery

Vintage Americana in the form of a clothesline, made of rusted wire, steel, and backyard noises like a lawnmower, kids playing, chirping birds and the chicka-chicka sounds of a sprinkler to invoke a summer day.

Artist Statement
“CLOTHESlines” is an experience, not just a piece to be viewed. Time and space are integral to the work, which allows the work to become an extension of real life, a chance to connect with memories and feelings and expressions that the steady sound of a sprinkler can resurrect or the bright sounds a happy bird can bring to mind. It is a chance for the audience to feel as if they have been a part of something special, something bigger—not necessarily to feel as if it is new or different but to feel as if they are home.

Biography
Artist Joel Armstrong was raised in Corpus Christi, TX, where he grew to love fishing, salt air, humidity and rust. He attended Texas Tech University and spent over 20 years as both an illustrator and graphic designer. While art director of Group, a magazine for youth ministers, at the age of 39, Joel returned to College to receive his MFA in drawing from Colorado State University (2001). At CSU, Joel began to work in wire, and then became interested in Installation art. He has continued to do wire installation for almost 15 years after graduation. More recently, he has begun working with nickel/silver wire, rust and gold paintings, as well as aluminum public art pieces. He currently teaches drawing and illustration at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. He is married to an artist, with 3 adult children.

www.joelarmstrongfineart.com

@armstong6128

joelarmsrtongfineart (facebook)

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH MOODY PLANETARIUM    ***
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.
https://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/visit/planetarium.php

June 16 – 30

Fridays
1:00 pm – Seasonal Stargazing: Spring and Summer
2:00 pm – Dawn of the Space Ages
3:30 pm – Laser X

Saturdays
11:30 am – Seasonal Stargazing: Spring and Summer
12:15 pm – Astrobreaks
2:00 pm – Dawn of the Space Ages
3:30 pm – Laser X

Sundays
2:00 pm – Dawn of the Space Ages
3:30 pm – Laser X

Seasonal Stargazing (all ages)
7 to 15 minutes

Each Seasonal Stargazing show highlights the most prominent and easy-to-find stars and constellations of the season. We’ve upgraded the old standby green-arrow show, painting the dome with choreographed circles and colorful constellation lines.

Dawn of the Space Age (grade 3 & up)
41 minutes

Re-live the excitement of the early days of space exploration, from the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings, and privately operated space flights. Who were these men and women that took part in these death-defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore in Dawn of the Space Age.

Astrobreaks (all ages)
20 minutes

Astrobreaks is a new program of the Museum of Texas Tech University Moody Planetarium that projects the Saturday night sky to show you what constellations and stars will be visible Saturday evening.

Laser X: The Alternative Experience
47 minutes

  1. Lost – Stabbing Westward
  2. Bulls on Parade – Rage Against the Machine
  3. Zero – Smashing Pumpkins
  4. Park Avenue – Girl Against Boys
  5. Monkey Wrench – Foo Fighters
  6. Would – Alice in Chains
  7. Push It – Garbage
  8. Sunshower – Chris Cornell
  9. Guilty – Gravity Kills
  10. Shame – Stabbing Westward
  11. Block Rockin’Beats – the Chemical Brothers
  12. Du Hast – Rammstein
  13. More Human Than Human – White Zombie

MUSEUM OF TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
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
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:  –

Plane and Solid:  Geometry in Art
May 6, 2018 – September 9, 2018

Geometry includes the methods and techniques of arranging lines, points, shapes of various sizes, and their configurations. It also examines their positions in space.

For thousands of years geometry has had a creative dialogue with the visual arts. The sources of geometry may date as early as 3000 B.C. in the Indus Valley and Babylonia.

Long before the axioms or rules of the 3rd century B.C. Greek geometer, Euclid (active 323-283 B.C.), Egyptian artists used mathematical calculations for angles, curves, lines, points and more to compose works of art. In many cases, these early works of art were often non-representational, that is they did not attempt to reproduce an object as it was seen daily in the world but instead searched to create images of essential or abstract qualities. Perhaps the Egyptian pyramids are among the most well-known examples of this approach.

In this exhibition, Plane and Solid, 20th and 21st century artists “play” with a wide variety of geometric forms: rectangles, ovals, circles, cones, ellipses, triangles and more. They add colors, change the values (light and dark), interrupt lines, overlap shapes, cut corners, and soften edges to arrange or compose various shapes. Some of the images are quite simple or reduced (see, for example, the works by Ellsworth Kelly and Max Bill) and others add shapes upon shapes (see the artworks by Andy Polk, Juergen Strunck, and Robert Kirschbaum). Both strategies challenge perceptions and provide visual structures.

The use of geometry allows artists to explore endless possibilities and complex relationships of what appear to be simple or elemental shapes, lines, and points. All of the artworks in this exhibit are from the permanent collection of the Art Division of the Museum of Texas Tech University.

All of the artworks in this exhibition are from the collections of the Museum of Texas Tech University.

Red or Green:  The Chile Pepper in New Mexico
May 13, 2018 – September 23, 2018

How do you like your chiles? Red or green? Hot or mild? Whatever your taste, the chile is a staple of “Hot Cuisine” in the Southwest.

Chile is the subject of a fun and educational traveling exhibit from the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Museum in Las Cruces. Red or Green? The Origins and Cultural Significance of the Chile Pepper opens at the Museum of Texas Tech University May 13.

The exhibit focuses on New Mexico chile varieties, their history and evolution, and how they came to have such a central place in the state’s culture. A major theme of the exhibit is how chile became such an integral part of New Mexico without being native to the state. It’s a part of three state symbols, there are festivals all over the state, and now we have the state’s Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail.

The New Mexico State Legislature named the chile as a state vegetable in 1965 and designated Red or Green? as the state question in 1996, in reference to whether you prefer red or green chile on your food.

The exhibit traces the origins of the chile and how the Spanish brought the plant to the American Southwest in the early 1600s. It features the emergence of regional production centers such as Hatch and Chimayo, and the development of specific varieties by researchers such as Fabian Garcia at New Mexico A&MA College in the early 1900s.

Following the historical section, the exhibit focuses on how the chile became a key component of New Mexico culture – both as a cuisine and as a symbol.

When Harry Met Meghan
April 14, 2018 – July 8, 2018

In When Harry Met Meghan, the Museum of Texas Tech University has created an exhibit that introduces some of the monarchs of England and the United Kingdom. Visitors will learn about their place in history and a little about some of their stories of love.

From the legendary Arthur and Guinevere to modern day Queen Elizabeth I, we meet such famous characters as Henry VIII and his six wives; Elizabeth I, the virgin queen; and Queen Victoria whose love for Albert was almost obsessive but did not stop her from ruling an empire that stretched around the world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
March 2, 2018 – July 1, 2018

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will open at the Museum of Texas Tech University on March 2. The 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.

“The photos tell diverse stories of the natural world and human impacts upon it,” said Gary Morgan, Executive Director of the Museum of Texas Tech University. “But they are also striking works of art, reminders that the world we live in is still a very beautiful place. Anyone who has a love of wild places and wild things should see this exhibition.”

The exhibition will run at the Museum through July 1.  Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives almost 50,000 entries from 92 countries highlighting its enduring appeal.

“I am thrilled that the Museum of Texas Tech University is able bring to West Texas what is possibly the world’s most famous annual exhibition of wildlife photography,” said Morgan. “Each year, these photos are presented by some of the foremost natural history museums around the planet, and here in Lubbock we are able – thanks to support from the Helen Jones Foundation – to present them with free admission.”

This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that allows them to be seen by millions of people.

Sir Michael Dixon, Director of London’s Natural History Museum, said, “Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one of our most successful touring exhibitions, enjoyed by millions of people all over the world. The awarded images shine a spotlight on nature photography as a work of art, whilst raising questions about our crucial role in shaping a sustainable future.”

Grasslands of North America and Africa
through January 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.

Food And…….
Through July 30, 2018

“Food and…,” the Humanities Center’s 2017-2018 theme, crosses disciplines and invites many kinds of thinkers and critical conversations. We all eat, yet the concept of food goes beyond mere nourishment. Through contributions from scholars across the campus of Texas Tech as well as selections from the Museum’s Artist/ Printmaker Research Collection and Clothing and Textiles Division, visitors to the exhibit Food and … are encouraged to explore food as food as metaphor, global challenge, cultural system and a marker of identity.

Along with this exhibit, serving as one component of the Humanities Center’s year long program, visitors are encouraged to visit http://humanitiescenter.ttu.edu to learn more about upcoming events for Spring 2018.

LONG TERM EXHIBITIONS

THE DIAMOND M GALLERY WING-ROMANCING THE WEST
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.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/diamond-m-gallery-guide.pdf
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/nc-wyeth-gallery-guide.pdf

BEYOND EXPRESSIONS IN CLAY GALLERY OF SOUTHWEST INDIAN ART
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.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/davies-gallery-guide.pdf

CHANGING WORLDS:  DINOSAURS, DIVERSITY AND DRIFTING CONTINENTS
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.

AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st CENTURY ART IN TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA
TALKINGTON GALLERY OF ART

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.
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/museumttu/exhibitions/downloads/talkington-gallery-guide.pdf

THE ICE AGE ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
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.

REMNANT TRUST
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.

NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
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 www.nrhc.ttu.edu for additional information and a complete list of special events and programs.

CURRENT EXHIBITS – NATIONAL RANCHING HERITAGE CENTER:  –

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:
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/about/history.index.php

Proctor Historical Park
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/proctor.php

Devitt Mallet Museum
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/devitt.php

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park
http://www.depts.ttu.edu/nrhc/Exhibits/gibson.php

SAM JOHNSON VIETNAM ARCHIVE (FORMERLY THE TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY – THE VIETNAM CENTER AND ARCHIVE)
Southwest Collections/Special Collections Library
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.9010
http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/
https://www.facebook.com/vietnamTTU/

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.

DONATING TO THE ARCHIVE

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.

RESEARCHING

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 INFO AND HELP

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.

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS

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

VIETNAMESE AMERICAN HERITAGE PROJECT

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

TEACHERS’ RESOURCES WEB

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.

VIETNAM GRAFFITI PROJECT

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.

CDEC DIGITIZATION 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.

ORAL HISTORIES AND DIGITAL MATERIALS

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 vnca@ttu.edu

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE  
Architecture Library inside TTU College of Architecture Building
18th Street and Flint Avenue
806.742.3136
http://arch.ttu.edu/

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SYSTEM PUBLIC ART 
Art is available to view 24 hours a day/7 days a week on campus
http://www.texastech.edu/fpc/public-art.php

Public Art Walking Tour:   Booklet – http://texastech.edu/fpc/public-art/walking-tour-booklet/FLASH/index.html

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.

 

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY SOUTHWEST COLLECTION/SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY
2805 15th Street  (15th Street and Detroit)   806.742.3749
General Hours:  Monday-Friday  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
http://www.swco.ttu.edu/

From Here, It’s Possible: West Texas Goes to The Stars
February 2018 – July 2018
SW Collection’s east rotunda

Texas Tech alumni who worked at NASA are honored in a new exhibit at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Texas Tech University and West Texas are not often associated with NASA and its many incredible accomplishments. Yet from the earliest attempts at manned space flight until the present day, many of the talented men and women who guided us to the stars hailed from West Texas, were educated at Texas Tech, or have served among Texas Tech’s faculty and administration. Quotes and stories from oral histories with former TTU Regent Bernard Harris and Dean of Engineering Al Sacco are included, as well as from moon walkers and mission controllers from the region.

 

February 2018 also commemorates the 15th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy. The exhibit includes portraits, quotes, and memorabilia from TTU graduate and STS-107 Commander Rick Husband, whose papers are housed at the Southwest Collection, as well as from Lubbockite Willie McCool, the shuttle pilot. McCool’s items were loaned for the exhibit through the generosity of his parents, Texas Tech professors Audrey and Barry McCool, and his widow, Lani McCool. A video about the STS-107 mission is also on view.

 

Food and…

November 6, 2017 through December 2018

 

A new exhibit at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library supports the Humanities Center’s 2017-2018 theme “Food and…”  The Southwest Collection has books, serials and manuscript collections touching this year’s theme.  Items range from cookbooks to food magazines to manuscript materials about food, as well as photographs which reflect illustrations of food preparation, crops and items for consumption.  Some of the items on view come from collections such as Rare Books, the Sowell Collection and the University Archives among others. All of these materials are available to researchers.

President Grover E. Murray:  A Decade of Progress
October 2017 – December 2018

An exhibit showcasing President Grover Murray and his accomplishments such as overseeing the transition of Texas Technological College to Texas Tech University, the creation of the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies (ICASALS), forming of the medical and law schools, as well as the construction of numerous campus buildings.

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 Curtis.peoples@ttu.edu.

CENSORED!  WALT WHITMAN’S LEAVES OF GRASS
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.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS:  http://swco.ttu.edu/specialcollections.php
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS:  http://swco.ttu.edu/Digital_Collections/digitalphp
ORAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS: http://swco.ttu.edu/ohaccess.php  

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 Tech Club, 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 Lyn.Stoll@ttu.edu

THE LEGACY   
Hours:   9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1500 14th Street     806.791.2723
http://www.legacylubbock.com/


EXHIBITS

Expressions in Ink and Fire, by John Bewley; Images from Death Valley by Donna Rose, photography; Every Heart Needs a Home by residents of the Children’s Home of Lubbock, mixed-media; Linda Adkins, reimagined heirloom jewelry; Greg Goodnight, wood sculpture; Ironmonger Artworks by George Gray, reclaimed steel; Paintings for sale by the West Texas Watercolor Society

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.

TORNADO GALLERY
Hours:  Monday-Friday  10:00am – 5:00pm
1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644
www.tornadogallerylubbock.com
http://tornadogallery.blogspot.com/

Current Exhibits:  Renee Steger Simpson, David Brooks, George Gray, Dawna Gillespie

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: http://tornadogallerylubbock.com/?page_id=350

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE LCD:  –

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.

Lubbock County Presents
High Noon Concert Series
12:00pm
Lubbock County Courthouse Gazebo
904 Broadway Street
Free and open to the public

We will have various food vendors including Chilly Lily’s, J&D BBQ and Llano Cubano and much, much more.  Visit Lubbock will be handing out hand held fans every week.  Two $25.00 cash drawings every week.  You must be present to win and only one ticket per person (sponsored by Ki Corp & City Bank).

Wednesday, June 27: – Caldwell Kids; Various Acts
Wednesday, July 11:  –  D.G. Flewellyn; Singer/Songwriter
Wednesday, July 18:  –  Mariachi Mi Tierra; Mariachi Music
Wednesday, July 24:  –  John Sprott; Blues/Rock
Wednesday, August 1: – Sparky’s Garden; Folk Duet
Wednesday, August 8: – Mark Gillham; Lite Rock/Country

Saturday, June 23:  –

Parks and Recreation and the Buddy Holly Center
3rd Annual T’ai Chi Chih in the Plaza
9:30am – 10:00am
Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza
1824 Crickets Avenue
Free and open to the public

 

Also to be held on Saturday:  June 30th.

T’ai Chi Chih consists of a series of 19 movements and one pose that make up a meditative, low impact form of exercise.  Practicing T’ai Chi Chih can help reduce stress, regulate hypertension, and improve balance and muscle tone.  Instructors:  Cindy Dunn and Winston Deane.

For additional information regarding this event please call 806.775.2685.

2018 WTX PCA Autocross Competition
Lubbock Municipal Coliseum Parking Lot
2720 Drive of Champions

Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24:  –

Texas State Championships & Miss Majorette of Texas Baton Twirling Competition
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall
1501 Mac Davis Lane

Cactus Theater
I am King:  The Michael Jackson Experience
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets:  First five (5) rows of floor  (A1, A, B, C, D) @  $40.00
Next seven (7) rows of floor  (E, F, G, H, I, J, K) @  $25.00
ADA/Companion @ $25.00
Standard balcony @ $20.00

Box seats @ $50
Saturday:  https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/i-am-king-michael-jackson-sat/tickets
Sunday:  https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/i-am-king-michael-jackson-sun/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.
http://cactustheater.com/

Live from Las Vegas:  I AM KING – The Michael Jackson Experience is as close as you will get to seeing the King of Pop live in concert!

Featuring Michael Jackson tribute artists who can sing live while mastering the intense dancing that Jackson was so famous for, I AM KING takes the audience on a musical and visual journey into the world of the King of Pop. 

The creators of I AM KING have put together an incredible cast of talented musicians and Broadway and Las Vegas dancers to bring Jackson to life in an explosion of unmatched energetic perfection.

Michael Firestone as Michael Jackson:

“Firestone is a consummate performer.” — Agenda Mag, Las Vegas

Having performed to millions of Michael Jackson fans worldwide, Michael Firestone has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the heir apparent to Michael Jackson in look, performance and authenticity. When it comes to Michael Jackson tribute artists, there are none quite like Michael Firestone. His ability to sing live while mastering the intense dancing that Michael Jackson was so famous for has made him the most sought-after MJ tribute artist in the world. Michael Firestone was chosen as one of two official Michael Jackson impersonators for the Michael Jackson Laser Spectacular shows in theaters and casinos all over the USA and Canada including the Tacoma Dome. Most recently, Michael Firestone co-created and starred in MJ Live and numerous other Michael Jackson tribute shows that are still using his image/video to sell tickets.

I AM KING features amazing renditions of Jackson’s biggest hits including “Bad”, “Billie Jean”, “Thriller”, “Man in the Mirror”, “Human Nature” and many more.  Prior to Michael Jackson’s untimely death, Firestone had performed as a Michael Jackson tribute artist in live shows such as ‘MTV Magic’ and ‘Around the World’ in Asia, ‘Legends in Concert’ in Myrtle Beach, ‘LaCage’ and ‘Masquerade’ in Atlantic City. Firestone also did guest appearances on ‘Larry the Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular’ and the Asian variety show ‘The Bon Show.’

Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29:  –

Buddy Holly Center
Songwriting Camp
8:00am – 12:00pm
1801 Crickets Avenue
Fee:  $75.00
www.buddyhollycenter.org

Ages 12-16.  For additional information please call 806.775.3560.

Thursday, June 28:  –

Buddy Holly Center
2018 Summer Showcase Concert Series:  No Dry County
5:30pm – 7:30pm
BHC Meadows Courtyard
1801 Crickets Avenue
Admission is free

No Dry County:  Alternative/Indie/Folk Rock; cash bar, food trucks, children’s activities.

Heather Land:  i ain’t doin’ it Tour
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.  The VIP level seats will include admittance to a personal meet and greet with Heather Land, and an autographed merch product (tbd).

Her hilarious videos have us laughing – with more than 300 million views. Now you can see her in person on the 2018 comedy tour.

“We laughed the WHOLE time; it was funnier than the videos on Facebook!”

“She had me laughing; she had me crying; she had me just on the edge of my seat.”

Thursday, June 28 – Sunday, July 1:  –

Lubbock Community Theatre
Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.
7:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:30pm on Sunday
LHUCA Firehouse Theatre
511 Avenue K
Tickets:  https://buy.ticketstothecity.com/venue.php?org_id=308
https://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass – leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!  Legally Blonde Jr. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle’s high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious” enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren’t mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

Friday, June 29:  –

Up Close and Personal with Bryan White and Cindy Hughlett Benefit for Texas Boys Ranch
7:00pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater
1501 Mac Davis Lane
Tickets:  $10.00  Tickets are available at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center.

100% of tickets sales goes to Texas Boys Ranch.

Cactus Theater
Radney Foster:  An Acoustic Evening
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets: https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/radney-foster/tickets
Reserved seats, first 3 rows $30; remainder of floor and standard balcony $25; limited box seats $50 (box ticket includes concessions; present ticket at lobby counter when ordering).
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.
http://cactustheater.com/
https://www.radneyfoster.com/

The position that Radney Foster enjoys in the country music landscape is remarkable. Mainstream country music and independent Americana tend to occupy separate orbits. Yet for 30 years Foster has thrived in both as a songwriter, recording artist, live performer and producer. His songs—solo, with Foster and Lloyd and recorded by other artists—have topped the country, Americana and AAA charts alike. He’s earned the respect of his peers and a devoted audience as intent on listening as they are eager to dance.

“Telling stories is embedded and ingrained in my DNA” says Foster. “My grandfather was a cowboy raconteur and a storyteller. He didn’t sing songs, but he sure told stories around the campfire. There’s a long, long history of yarn spinning in Texas, and I like to think I come from that tradition.”

Considered an elder statesman of Texas singer-songwriters, Foster has been a friend and mentor to many younger artists on the Texas scene. He’s written and produced songs for Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott, Pat Green, Cory Morrow and many others. His songs are regularly mined by superstar acts like Keith Urban (“Raining on Sunday,” “I’m In,”), Sara Evans (“Real Fine Place,” “Revival”) and the Dixie Chicks (“Godspeed”).

Friday, June 29 – Saturday, June 30:  –


Lubbock Moonlight Musicals
The Music Man

8:00pm
LMM Amphitheater

Tickets:  www.selectaseatlubbock.com,  806.770.2000 or any select-a-seat outlet center

Saturday, June 30:  –

Parks and Recreation and the Buddy Holly Center
3rd Annual T’ai Chi Chih in the Plaza
9:30am – 10:00am
Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza
1824 Crickets Avenue
Free and open to the public

 

T’ai Chi Chih consists of a series of 19 movements and one pose that make up a meditative, low impact form of exercise.  Practicing T’ai Chi Chih can help reduce stress, regulate hypertension, and improve balance and muscle tone.  Instructors:  Cindy Dunn and Winston Deane.

For additional information regarding this event please call 806.775.2685.

Broadway Festivals – Fourth on Broadway
La Raza on the Plaza Street Dance Featuring Shelly Laras
3:00pm
Lubbock County Courthouse Square
904 Broadway Street
Tickets:  can be purchased at www.amigolaraza.bpt.me, at Amigos Grocery Stores, or at the gate.  Tickets are $15.00 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

For additional information regarding this event please contact www.broadwayfestivals.com

The 28th Annual 4th on Broadway is proud to present Shelly Lares as the headliner for this year’s Amigos La Raza on the Plaza Street Dance, as well as Eddie Gonzalez and JR Gomez y Los Conjunto Bandits. In addition, comedian Raymond Orta will host and have a special performance. Ms. Lares is the 2005 Tejano Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.   Stay tuned for a very special surprise artist that will be announced June 11, 2018.

Ms. Lares is a San Antonio native and former Lubbock-resident, and she is is no stranger to the fun that is 4th on Broadway’s Amigos La Raza on the Plaza Street Dance.

Eddie Gonzalez, known as the “Dancing Cowboy,” has been entertaining Tejano music fans since the early 1990s. His album, Un Poco De Cambio, was nominated for Best Tejano Album at the 46th Grammy Awards in 2003. Gonzalez will also be a featured artist at this year’s event in addition to JR Gomez y Los Conjunto Bandits, bringing their energy and style to the street dance as well.



Cactus Theater
Tribute to the Top 8 80’s bands
7:30pm – 9:30pm
1812 Buddy Holly Avenue
Tickets: https://cityspin.com/cactustheater/e/top-8-80s-bands-late-june/tickets
Reserved floor seats are $20; standard balcony $20; limited box seats $40 – includes box ticket plus concession goodies – present ticket at lobby counter when ordering.
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.
http://cactustheater.com/

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