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may, 2023

27may1:00 pm2:00 pmArt of Seeing @ Museum of Texas Tech University | Main Gallery @ 1pm

Event Details

Art of Seeing
Main Gallery
Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th Street

Saturday, May 27th
1 – 2pm

Space is limited. Reserve your seat today!
[email protected] or 806-834-8668

Art of Seeing is back! Join us May 27 at 1 p.m. in the Main Gallery.

The focus will be on two artists in the Diamond M Collection who served in WWII: Juan Menchaca, US Army, and Harold Von Schmidt, US Air Force.

During WWII, Texas native Juan Menchaca trained the Army’s camouflage unit and later, under the title Litho Artist, he drew training manuals and made models to aid in the identification of ships. After the war, he returned to the Colorado State Museum, where he continued making history dioramas, eventually serving as the inaugural chief curator at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City.

California native Harold Von Schmidt served in Europe as a war correspondent for the U.S. Air Force. He later served in Japan, where he reported on the country’s post-war occupation led by U. S. General Douglas MacArthur. In 1948, Von Schmidt returned to the US and taught in Connecticut as a founding faculty at a school for illustrators called the Famous Artists School.

Other artists in the current Diamond M exhibition who served include George Phippen, US Army; Tom Darrow, US Navy Air Corps; and Grant Speed, US Air Force; and artist James Earle Fraser designed the World War I Victory Medal.

Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today! [email protected] or 806-834-8668.


(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



3301 4th Street