Lubbock Cultural District Events

Various events focused on the arts, culture and entertainment occur on a daily basis here in the Lubbock Cultural District. Navigate through the calendar below to view the directory.

july, 2020


Event Details

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

Tom Chambers Photography Exhibit “Windmills of a Mind’s Eye”
This will be a permanent exhibit at the Museum
Opened March 16, 2019
This exhibition by Tom R. Chambers comprises the Collection at the American Windmill Museum, Lubbock, Texas.

Chambers takes great delight in this project since he grew up with windmills (wind pumps) and particularly the one that his grandfather used to pump water for his herd of cattle. The signature/logo that is seen bottom-right for each photograph incorporates an image of his grandfather’s windmill (wind pump).

The prints are 11″X14″ overall and framed.

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.



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American Windmill Museum, Inc.

1701 Canyon Lake Drive


Event Details

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Grace’s General Store

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

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

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


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


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Bayer Museum of Agriculture

1121 Canyon Lake Drive


Event Details

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.


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 program 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


January 31 – March 22

The opening show for this year is an exhibition of artists responding to the manner in which women are represented, perceived, and active in the arts. Participating artists have elaborated on the inspirational processes and motivations behind their works while exploring their reactions to the feminist construct as a whole. Be it past, present or future, women play an integral part in society even when discounted and marginalized.

This exhibition explores historical and current challenges that women face. From mobilizing the suffrage movement to breaking gender norms to pushing educational boundaries, the artwork represents the triumphs and groundbreaking achievements of feminism.

Revered, Reviled, Objectified is open from January 31 – March 22 in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission into the gallery is FREE.


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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







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1801 Crickets Avenue


Event Details

1719 Avenue A

Exhibiting Staying in the Mix of Expressions by Joey Martinez, featuring canvases and mixed medium pieces of work, and In and Out of Life Feelings, mixed medium and 3D objects by Texas Tech art students.

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


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Caviel Museum of African American History

1719 Avenue A


Event Details

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

Maisie Marie Alford, Tony Arnett, Victoria Bee, Shannon Cannings, Will Cannings, Christian Conrad, Hannah Dean, Ken Dixon, Carol Flueckiger, Glenn Garnett, B.C. Gilbert, Y Armitage Greene, Carol C Howell, Lynwood Kreneck, Artie Limmer, Chad Plunket, Catherine Prose, Philip Taylor, Ashton Thornhill, Sara Waters, James Watkins, and Jonathan Whitfill with work by early regional artists Peter Hurd, Henrietta Wyeth, John Miegs, Bess Hubbard and others.

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

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

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


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Charles Adams Gallery

602 Avenue J


Event Details

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

Cat Boucher, mosaic; Jan Dresher, painting; Lisa Gegner, painting; Roxi Hardegree, photography, encaustic oil and cold wax painting; Rick Kincheloe, ceramic picture; Jan Lloyd, line drawings and painting; Pauline Mills, glass and acrylics; Caiti Nolan, drawings.

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


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1940 Texas Avenue


Event Details

601 Indiana Avenue           806.742.3667

About Us

Texas Tech University strives to maximize educational opportunities for its students and the communities it serves.  As part of this mission, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) works to expand the global footprint of the University by integrating international education, scholarship, and engagement with global issues, and by strengthening intercultural understanding for students, faculty, staff, and the broader community.

Housed within the beautifully designed International Cultural Center (ICC), the OIA consists of the following divisions: International Enrollment Development and Operations, International Research and Development,  International Student and Scholar Services, International Relations, and Study Abroad.


Built in 1996, the International Cultural Center (ICC) is a significant service center and is Texas Tech University’s signature statement of its commitment to international education. Through the divisions of the OIA, it provides a continual series of conferences, lectures, art exhibitions, and performances as well as services to faculty, staff, students, and the local community. More than 35,000 people are served through the center each year.

The Award of Merit from the American Institute of Architects was awarded to the architects for the ICC design.When visiting the ICC, you will notice the 12 foot stainless steel globe just west of the building.  Inside, the building is equally beautiful. The Hall of Nations is a rotunda and features flags of nations of the world and a terrazzo floor representing the continents, oceans and seas of the world. A color mural, The Peoples of the World , and sepia murals of education and the arid lands mission of the University can be seen in the halls and gallery outside the Hall of Nations. Our World Room is featured in the center of the building and exhibits a six-foot geo-physical circulating globe by Rand McNally.

Photographic and art exhibits can be viewed in both the east and west galleries and on the walls encircling the globe in the Our World Room.

Texas Tech Athletes Champion the World

Photography Exhibit

On Display February 3 – April 3, 2020

International Cultural Center Galleries

Texas Tech Athletes bring the world to our campus and take the Double T across the globe. Athletics boasts 41 international student athletes who hail from 26 countries. In addition to bringing these talented student-athletes to Lubbock, these young men and women have the opportunity to compete globally in a variety of sports. On and off the field or court, in season and out of season, our student-athletes rank as most valuable players in the internationalization of Texas Tech University.

This exhibit is made possible in part through a grant from The CH Foundation.

For more information, call (806) 742-3667.


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International Cultural Center (ICC)

601 Indiana Avenue


Event Details

3072 18th Street           18th Street and Flint Avenue        806.535.2457

Hours for the Landmark Arts Galleries are:
Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Open until 9:00 PM on Thursday evenings;
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM;
Sunday noon – 4:00 PM.
Closed during University holidays and between semesters. 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.

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

Landmark Arts exhibitions and speaker programs in the Texas Tech University School of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock. Additionally, we thank the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts for the support provided for programs in the School of Art.


Upcoming Exhibitions





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Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech School of Art

3072 18th Street 18th Street and Flint Avenue on the Texas Tech campus


Event Details

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

Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall

Erin Cone

February 7 – March 28, 2020

1.relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.
2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

Known for her meticulously-composed realism, Erin Cone distills the emotion of traditional figurative painting into abstracted compositions, for a bold vision all her own. After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and working briefly in the design industry, Cone had her first solo show at the age of 24 and has been painting full-time ever since. From the beginning, Cone’s paintings have captured a unique fusion of aesthetics — combining the evocative detail of magical realism with the simplicity of minimal abstraction to create something completely new.

Since her first show in 2001, Cone has had twenty-five solo shows and participated in more than a dozen group shows across the U.S. and in Europe, consistently enjoying critical and commercial success for her unconventional approach to figurative realism. She has twice been recognized in the national art press as a top emerging artist, has been interviewed on PBS, and has been featured in numerous art magazines — appearing on the cover of American Art Collector Magazine and Southwest Art Magazine, among others. Cone’s work is in hundreds of private, public and corporate collections throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. She lives with her husband and daughter in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
instagram: erinconestudio


Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery

February 7 – March 28, 2020

Adrian Armstrong (b. 1990) is a creative from Omaha, NE now living and working out of Austin, TX. Armstrong received his BFA from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2014.

Armstrong’s work explores identity and what it means to be black in modern America. Armstrong aims to depict people who experience these scenarios on a daily basis through large-scale portraiture, while putting an emphasis on raw emotion. His work touches on topics such as depression within the black community, systemic oppression, and police brutality; but on the other side of the spectrum explores fashion, love, success and growth.

High’s and Lo-Fi’s is a multi-sensory exhibition, which explores the topic of mental health in African American culture. Through this show, Armstrong intends to foster an open and inclusive dialogue. It is partly an exploration of Armstrong’s own personal struggles and a discussion about why mental health is often a taboo topic in his culture. Many minorities suffer from depression in one form or another but it is often dismissed, ignored, or misdiagnosed.
By pairing music and art, Armstrong aims to fully convey the highs and lows of mental health issues. Not only exploring what mental health issues are, but also how they manifest in ones day to day life. The show consists of a series of figurative paintings and drawings (including excerpts from the “We Can’t Breathe” series), depicting different scenarios and feelings associated with depression. Accompanying these paintings will also be an EP of self-produced songs created in tandem with the visual elements.
Instagram: @adrianarmstrong art


John F. Lott Gallery

January 3 – Feb 15, 2020

“A mixed media fiber art project by Marion Coleman and Carol Larson explores personal, social, historical and political events that start in the 1940’s and continue to 2017 when they both have reached seventy years of age.”


Martin McDonald Gallery

February 7 – March 28, 2020

Bree Lamb: In the series, “A House, A Home,” I isolate ubiquitous household objects as a way to investigate traditions of domestic American life. My observations are rooted in my own personal indulgences, expectations, and questions, as well as how I see myself existing within this larger system. I’m interested in revealing some of the complex layers of this shared cultural vernacular through pairing the familiar with the unexpected and creating anticipation that is never quite resolved. The interventions and commercial style of capture re-contextualize the objects as a way to challenge traditional domesticity, to pose questions about social conventions, expectations and stereotypes, and to highlight consumption and convenience as staples of American popular culture.

Rebecca Drolen: “Factory” presents a space where the female body is increased as a means of defense and empowerment through physicality. Hair, nails, and teeth are added to the body, rather than managed or re moved. The sets are built to juxtapose the flesh and vulnerability of the figures with textured, repurposed materials. The spaces appear to be in the state of being built up and changed, just as the body itself is being re-formed and re-identified. The images address the surreal nature of the body at large, constructed appearances, and how our physicality can communicate with others. While the work humorously points at the desperation of how women’s bodies are managed and adjusted, it also imagines how multiple female bodies can work together to build each other up. Factory questions if patriarchal ideas can be dismantled and power can be regained once a body is no longer required to be smaller, hairless, and inherently vulnerable. The work uses photographs, looped video, and small sculptures to address notions of how the female body can be emboldened, rather than reduced.
Instagram: @bree.lamb
Instagram: @rebeccadrolen


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511 Avenue K


Event Details

1306 9th Street           806.775.2834


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Mahon Library

1306 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401


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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

Public guided tours of the Museum’s galleries are available for free at 3:30pm most Fridays. Please check in for your tour by 3:20pm at the kiosk in the front lobby. For additional information please call 806.742.2456 or email [email protected]


Reflections Made of Memories: James C. Watkins
January 18, 2020 – through April 2020

James C. Watkins, Paul Whitfield Horn Professor Emeritus at the Texas Tech University School of Architecture will be opening an exhibition featuring works from his 35 years as a world renowned ceramicist.

Reflections Made of Memories will open at the museum on January 18 and run through April. A book he authored of the same title will be available for purchase.

The Holy Quran Pursuit
Open through February 2020

An artist with an obsession for Islamic ornamentation, Arabesque design, and Arabic calligraphy, Marwan Aridi innovated a modern interpretation of the Quran while preserving the integrity of its historical traditions.

Aridi singularly developed a different design for each Sourah, or chapter, of the Quran. Together, these 114 individual designs create an encyclopedia of Islamic decorations and design traditions originating with the Umayyad and continuing to the present, embracing North African, Moorish, Andalusian, Persian, and Turkish influences. Extending this feat, Aridi customized an original Arabic calligraphy typestyle; 114 distinctive typestyles created to pay homage to the headers “In the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate” of each Sourah. Aridi meticulously crafted and assembled 78,000 different words for the body of the text.

Over one decade of artistic immersion, Aridi’s created 376 unique pages with a natural leather cover embossed and debossed, embellished with 24-carat gold stamping in 3-D finishing.

About the Artist

Marwan Aridi, a Lebanese American artist and calligrapher with world-renowned acclaim, embraced Arabic calligraphy as a lifelong passion. Aridi’s immersion in history’s path of knowledge and craftsmanship culminated in a singular style reflective of his lifetime devotion. Today, more than 1 million users worldwide enjoy more than 50 celebrated software releases with thousands of art images. His art transcends cultural and historical barriers blending traditional Arabic & Islamic calligraphy in inimitable, creative artistry.

Aridi has exhibited his work in Dubai, London, Paris, Beirut and major U.S. cities. Prominent public, private and global awards authenticate Marwan Aridi’s uniqueness, influence, and creative expression.

The Original Game of Thrones
Open through March 2020

Just as the popular television show centers on the struggle for the Iron Throne, the goal of chess is to capture the opposing king.

While the battles on the chess board are not quite as bloody as in the fantasy world of the Game of Thrones, chess does require tactics, planning, cunning, and courage.

In the exhibition Chess: The Original Game of Thrones, the Museum of Texas Tech University gives you a look at the centuries-long history of the game, as well as descriptions of the chess pieces and the popularity of the game from its beginnings through today.

While the exact origin of the game is not known, historians believe it began in the 6th century in India. From there it moved to Persia, and by the 10th century had spread across Eurasia and North Africa.

The strategy needed to win a bloodless battle over an opponent has appealed to nobility and the masses since its inception. The game was so popular that King Louis IX of France banned gambling to curtail betting on chess games. In England, Kings Henry I, Henry II and Richard the Lionhearted and Ivan the Terrible of Russia were all patrons of the game.

Chess: the Original Game of Thrones showcases numerous elegant and unique chess sets courtesy of the OS Museum in Post, Tx and looks at chess in the popular media, from Alice through the Looking-Glass to Star Trek and Harry Potter.Texas Tech has a world-class chess team lead by a grand master player, the highest ranking available in the game. The exhibition profiles the successes of the team and its members over the years.

Visit the exhibit. Learn the history of the original war game. Test your skill at capturing the King.

Narratives of Genocide
Open through February 2020

Narratives of Modern Genocide, an exhibit curated by the Texas Tech University Honors College and the Museum of Texas Tech University with the generous support of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission.

At a moment when violence, fear, xenophobia, ethnic conflict, and inhumanity seem to invade the front page of every newspaper, website, and blog, stories that remind us of our fragility, of our ‘unbreakability’, of our innate strength and our inherent weaknesses, help us to remember that hope, faith, and compassion are weapons in these troubled times.  The narratives of the survivors of modern genocide, in their complexity and simplicity, offer us a unique opportunity to dialogue with a wider public about the privileges we enjoy, the possibilities we overlook, and the promises we make to one another.

The Narratives of Modern Genocide exhibit shares the lessons these people have brought to Texas, how they are accessing opportunity, how they are telling their tales, and how their tragic past histories are lighting new paths for their communities.

Selected Writings of Thomas Paine: The Remnant Trust, Inc.
September 8, 2019 – August, 2020

In continuation of our partnership with The Remnant Trust, Inc., a selection of the influential writings of Thomas Paine are presented. A famous political theorist, revolutionary, and a Founding Father, Paine’s notable pamphlets, Common Sense and The American Crisis, were widely influential in crystalizing American attitudes and action towards independence from Britain. This display includes early editions and printings of Common Sense, The American Crisis, The Age of Reason and other selected works, as well as, critiques and rebuttals by John Quincy Adams, James Chalmers, and Richard Watson.

Medieval To Metal: The Art & Evolution Of The Guitar
February 9 – May 9, 2020

The guitar is the single most enduring icon in American history. Yet it evolved from European and Middle Eastern instruments (such as the oud and lute) during the Middle Ages.These instruments are displayed in the exhibit side by side with the guitar as we know it and recognize it today, distinguished by its signature hourglass shape. Ever since the guitar’s inception, though, guitar makers have experimented with hundreds of different forms looking for the perfect blend of beauty and sound–whether it be bowls, flat surfaces, slightly curved lines, or dagger sharp angles.

The historical and notable objects within the exhibit detail this design evolution. They include instruments such as the intricately inlaid Moorish oud, the six-foot long Renaissance the orbo, the modern Italian design of the EKO, the transparent acrylic body of California’s B.C. Rich guitars, and many more. Each is an exploration of the iterations of the musical instrument that has become one of the most recognizable man-made objects on the planet.

Feb 6               Emily & Brent Wheeler

Mar 5              Cary Banks & Steve Williams

Apr 2               The Square Waves

Apr 30             John Sprott (Buddy Holly Center)

May 7              Darren Welch & Mark Wallney

Land Arts 2019 Exhibition
February 21 – April 19, 2020

Texas Tech University College of Architecture and Museum of Texas Tech University announce the
LAND ARTS 2019 EXHIBITION marking ten years of the program operating from Lubbock.

The opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2020, in Leonardo’s Kitchen at the Museum of Texas Tech University at 3301 4th Street in Lubbock, Texas.

The exhibition culminates the semester-long transdisciplinary field program Land Arts of the American West presenting documents and constructions by students Isaac ArzateRomina Cardiello CereijoAshley CondinaLia ForslundDaisy LimonMaggie MittsBarbara PearsallSkylar PerezAdrian Reyna, and Franek Wardynski. Within the Texas Tech University College of Architecture, Land Arts is a “semester abroad in our own backyard” where architects, artists, historians, and writers camp for fifty-one nights while traveling 6,128 miles overland to experience major land art monuments—Double Negative, Spiral Jetty, Sun Tunnels—while also visiting sites expanding our understanding of what land art might be such as pre-contact archeology of Chaco Canyon, scientific exploration at the Very Large Array, and military-industrial operations in the Great Salt Lake Desert. To negotiate the multivalent meaning of these places and shed light on strategies to aid their comprehension we invite the wisdom of field guests—writers, artists, and interpreters—to join specific portions of our journey. 2019 field guests included Center for Land Use Interpretation director Matt Coolidge, artist-filmmaker Deborah Stratman, Holt-Smithson Foundation director Lisa Le Feuvre, and writer Barry Lopez among many others. Land Arts hinges on the primacy of first-person experience and the realization that human-land relationships are rarely singular. The Land Arts 2019 Exhibition will continue through April 19, 2020.

Gallery Hours and Events
The exhibition is open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am – 5pm and Sundays 1-5pm. Admission is free.



Opens Spring 2020

A new permanent exhibit will open at the museum in early 2020. Biodiversity of the Llano Estacado features an in depth look at this living landscape and explores the importance of biodiversity and the seven major habitats which supports a variety of wildlife. Join us in 2020 for this fascinating and significant addition to the museum.

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

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

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

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

Opens Spring 2020
Changing Worlds looks at dinosaurs of different types, offers theories about how the earth was formed, how dinosaurs developed and eventually disappeared.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mission Statement

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

Statement of Purpose

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


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3301 4th Street


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3301 Fourth Street                 806.742.2432

Planetarium Pricing:

Adult: $5
Senior (65+): $3
Student (6-18): $3
College (w/ ID): $3
Military: Free
5 and under: Free
Now offering Season Passes
$50 individual passes
$35 for TTU staff, faculty, students, and alumni
$75 family pass (up to 4 people, $10 for each additional person)
$60 for TTU family faculty, staff, students, and alumni

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.



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3301 4th Street


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3121 Fourth Street             806.742.0498

Experience the real West.

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


McKanna Gallery

The Life and Times of a Texas Icon, Charles Goodnight
Depicted in sketches and paintings by artist Lee Cable.

This exhibit presents a visual portrayal of many of the events in Goodnight’s life that made him a legend.

Cash Gallery

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

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

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

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

McCombs Gallery

This exhibit features paintings from the collection of Roland and Joyce Jones, who are avid collectors of Western Art. Roland and Joyce Jones began collecting contemporary Western Art in 1971 and have accumulated one of the finest personal art collections in the country. Longtime supporters of the Bosque Art Center in Clifton, Texas, Roland and Joyce have helped many of today’s well-known artists gain recognition for their work.

Macy Gallery

The saddle-maker built his (or her) reputation on the quality of their workmanship. Each saddle was created to certain patterns and specifications, hand-tooled (stamped) and carried the maker’s mark. These saddles were prized by their owners (still are). To make a saddle gives a rider good support for hours in the saddle along with a secure seat for the times when things get real Western. A saddle is also there to provide a center for control of the horse and rider. A good saddle makes it possible for a rider to stay in balance with the animal and to ride over that animal’s center of balance.

Flores Gallery

“Sole of the Cowboy” features a variety of cowboy boots from the NRHC’s collections. The boots in this exhibit once belonged to various people who have had an influence on the culture of the American West. The exhibit features boots from Barry Corbin, Tom Lea, Ace Reid, Tio Kleberg and many more. The exhibit also explores the evolution of the cowboy boot from its origins to the present day.

Stevens Gallery

“The Model T” was not the first car that Ford designed and manufactured, but it was the fulfillment of a dream. Ford had designed and built cars that were bigger and more luxurious, but Henry Ford had long sought to make a car that was cheap, reliable and easy to own; a car that could be bought and maintained by people of modest means.

Burnett Gallery

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

History of the National Ranching Heritage Center:

Proctor Historical Park

Devitt Mallet Museum

J.J. Gibson Memorial Park


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3121 4th Street


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

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

About the Vietnam Center

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

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

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

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

Ogden Williams Collection

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

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

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

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

About the Archive

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

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

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

Douglas Pike Collection: Other Manuscripts – American Friends of Vietnam

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

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


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


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


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


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




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.


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


Richard H. MacKinnon Collection [VA066112]

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


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


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

The Oral History Project

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

The Virtual Vietnam Archive

Earl R. Rhine Collection [VAN018343]

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

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

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

Michael Ray Goode Collection

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

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

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


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2805 15th Street (15th Street and Detroit)


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


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Texas Tech University Department of Agriculture

18th Street and Flint Avenue

Texas Tech University System Public Art

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

Public Art Walking Tour:   Booklet –

Explore our Collection – over 100 artworks to view

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

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

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

With this app you can:

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

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

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



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Texas Tech University

Various Locations throughout campus


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

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 [email protected]

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

The Marc Reisner Collection is now open for research.

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Building

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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2805 15th Street


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

Woodworkers: Greg Goodnight, cedar, juniper and mesquite; Greg Vail, bird carvings. Fine Artists: Alba Jones, How About Them Apples? West Texas Watercolor Society. Inkman: John Bewley, alcohol inks. Ironmonger: George Gray, reclaimed steel. Jewelers: Linda Adkins, heirloom jewelry reimagined; Billie Briggs, chain mail; Anna Henry, M’Lady creations. Photographers: Tif Holmes, photographs and prints; Donna Rose, archival photographs; David Sanderson, photos. Textile Animal Zoo: Anita Condit, felt creatures. 20% of sales benefit YWCA.

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.


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The Legacy

1500 14th Street


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1822 Buddy Holly Avenue  806.687.1644

Tornado Industrial/Arts creates custom fabrication of interior/exterior metalwork, furniture, railings, architectural features and visual identity. Tornado Industrial/Arts’ work can be seen at Flippers Tavern, Ag Texas, Exit Reality, First United Bank, Alliance Credit Union and elsewhere. Tornado Industrial/Arts’ strengths include working directly with artists and designers, and help their imagination come to life. The team is extremely knowledgeable in materials and fabrication techniques.

We will continue to support our neighborhood and community events. The The Downtown Farmers Market will begin it’s 11th season on May 30th of 2020.

Baron Batch originals and prints:


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Tornado Industrial/Arts

1822 Buddy Holly Avenue

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Flatland Film Festival Call for Entries

The Flatland Film Festival (FFF) selection committee will curate 90-100 minutes of some of the best short films the region has to offer. Entries should be no longer than 15 minutes.  Shorter running lengths are encouraged to enable us to include as many high-quality films as possible.

Enter your short film to the FFF 2020 as see your work as it was meant to be seen, on the big screen.  The FFF is accepting short film entries for the 19th annual FFF taking place September 24-26, 2020.

Entries will be accepted until August 1st, 2020.

For additional information regarding FFF please visit:


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LHUCA – Call for Proposals

Individual & Group Exhibit Submissions for 2021

LHUCA welcomes individual and groups of artists to submit exhibition proposals in all disciplines for consideration in one of our four galleries.

Individual artists: submit ten (10) images and an exhibition proposal or artist statement.

Group proposals: submit three (3) images per artist and an exhibition proposal.

Entry deadline: September 4, 2020

Notification date
: September 24, 2020
Artists will be notified via email. 


Images should be no smaller than 72 dpi and 800 pixels on the longest side

On one document include: contact info, image list, artist statement and (or) exhibit proposal

Contact Information
Artist Name
Address, City, State, Zip
Email Address
Website (optional)
Instagram (optional)

Image List

Artist Statement and or Exhibition Proposal

Submission Procedures

[email protected]

Email document
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CD or USB drive

Mail to:
Attention: Linda Cullum
511 Ave. K
Lubbock, TX 79401

For additional information and questions please contact:
Linda Cullum
[email protected]


June 15 (Monday) - September 4 (Friday)



511 Avenue K

julEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IN THE LCD | Production Manager @ Buddy Holly Hall

Event Details



Production Manager – ASM Global
Buddy Holly Hall

This position is responsible for establishing the technical requirements, equipment, and manpower requirements (client labor requirements) to service events at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. This is a working Production Manager position.

See application for a full list of requirements.

To Apply

This position offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

Resumes must include salary requirements for consideration.

Recruiter Name: Charlton Northington

Address 1500 Broadway, Suite 902

City, State, Zip Lubbock, Texas 79401

Email [email protected]

Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact 610-729-1072.

ASM GLOBAL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Month Long Event (july)

julCall for Submissions | Heart and Soul of Ranching @ National Ranching Heritage Center

Event Details

Heart and Soul of Ranching
National Ranching Heritage Association

During this time of uncertainty, we tend to find comfort in the things that are closest to us, the things that are more familiar and have an emotional connection. For many of us, that means the ranch where we work or live. The National Ranching Heritage Center in Lubbock, Texas, is seeking to highlight ranches from across the country along with the men and women who make the ranching industry strong. These images will be used to create online and gallery exhibits. To participate, simply send us your favorite picture of your ranch. Your favorite image may be looking out over the horizon or the view from the front porch of the ranch house. Your favorite image might be of the crew working together at branding or shipping time, or maybe it’s the family that is the heart and soul of the ranch. We want to see your favorite images!

Please send us only original photographs (see rules for details). If selected, your images could become part of an exhibit in the main gallery of the NRHC to show the character and history of ranching in North America.

The National Ranching Heritage Center may use some of the images to promote the exhibit. Your contribution to this exhibit will help tell the ranching story to new generations.

Please use the form below to upload your images directly or you can send your images to Dr. Scott White.  For more information, call (806) 834-2178.

For more information:


Month Long Event (july)



3121 4th Street

01jul10:00 am16aug(aug 16)5:00 pmWest Texas Watercolor Society 2020 Summer Membership Show @ The Legacy Event Center

Event Details

West Texas Watercolor Society Summer Membership Show
Legacy Event Center
1500 14th St

Show Opening as part of the First Friday Art Trail
July 3rd
6 – 9pm

July 1st – August 16th
10am – 5pm

Free and open to the public.

West Texas Watercolor Society is composed of water media artists from primarily the West Texas area. The Summer Membership Show allows these artists to display and sell their beautiful artworks, as well as compete for merit awards as judged by artist Carolyn Lindsey.

This exhibit is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc.


July 1 (Wednesday) 10:00 am - August 16 (Sunday) 5:00 pm


The Legacy

1500 14th Street

05jul11:00 am2:00 pmFirst Sunday Brunch @ La Diosa Cellars @ 11am

Event Details

First Sunday Brunch
La Diosa Cellars
901 17th Street

Sunday, July 5th
11am – 2pm

Reservations online:  Phone:  806.744.3600.

We WILL be open for First Sunday Brunch this Sunday!

Please note we are abiding by CDC standards and have implemented additional considerations in accordance with state and county guidelines. Social distanced seating and sanitation stations are in place, and we welcome masks!

Please make reservations by calling us 806-744-3600 or via Open Table on our website.



(Sunday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


La Diosa Cellars

901 17th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

05jul11:00 am2:00 pmBrunch | Mike Pritchard @ Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge @ 11am

Event Details

Mike Pritchard
Overton Hotel and Conference Center | Pecan Grill Lounge
2322 Mac Davis Lane          806.776.7000

Sunday, July 5th
11am – 2pm




(Sunday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Overton Hotel & Conference Center

2322 Mac Davis Lane

11jul9:00 am1:00 pmLubbock Downtown Farmers Market

Event Details

Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
Buddy Holly Avenue and 19th Street

Saturday’s through mid-October
9am – 1pm

Free admission

This event will take place every Saturday through mid-October.   For a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts visit the Down Farmers Market. We are a kid friendly, dog friendly, family event in the heart of the Depot District.  Check our facebook pages closer to each date for vendors at each market and food trucks in our food area.



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tornado Gallery

1822 Buddy Holly Avenue

18jul9:00 am1:00 pmLubbock Downtown Farmers Market

Event Details

Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
Buddy Holly Avenue and 19th Street

Saturday’s through mid-October
9am – 1pm

Free admission

This event will take place every Saturday through mid-October.   For a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts visit the Down Farmers Market. We are a kid friendly, dog friendly, family event in the heart of the Depot District.  Check our facebook pages closer to each date for vendors at each market and food trucks in our food area.



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tornado Gallery

1822 Buddy Holly Avenue

18jul10:00 am11:00 amCommunity Sound Meditation | infinitesound 360 @ LHUCA @ 10am

Event Details

Community Sound Meditation
LHUCA | Studio Gallery
511 Ave K

Saturday, July 18th
10:00am – 11:00am

Free and open to the public

Use main front entrance – practice will be in the Studio Gallery.

A Sound Immersion is an acoustic sound healing journey that relaxes the body, clears the subconscious, calms the mind and stimulates the central nervous system which encourages a parasympathetic response to life’s challenges and stressors.

This explanation may seem complicated, but the meditation practice itself is very simple. Students lay in savasana (corpse pose) while Certified Master Gong Practitioner Lane Kingsbery uses ancient sound healing instruments to create a vibratory sound healing experience.

Yoga mats provided, participants are encouraged to bring blankets and/or pillows to keep you as comfortable as possible during the meditation.

This experience is offered free of charge as part of the Saturdays at LHUCA & LHUCA Healing Arts Initiative.

Visit for details.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am



511 Avenue K

25jul9:00 am1:00 pmLubbock Downtown Farmers Market

Event Details

Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
Buddy Holly Avenue and 19th Street

Saturday’s through mid-October
9am – 1pm

Free admission

This event will take place every Saturday through mid-October.   For a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts visit the Down Farmers Market. We are a kid friendly, dog friendly, family event in the heart of the Depot District.  Check our facebook pages closer to each date for vendors at each market and food trucks in our food area.



(Saturday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Tornado Gallery

1822 Buddy Holly Avenue