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2014

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  • 3... Gather up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection, a captivating exhibition of more than 200 Shaker objects collected over 40 years by Faith and Edward Deming Andrews. Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., and funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition will be on display until January 9, 2015.
  • 3... Reading Inuit Art: Interpretive Journey, 6pm. A lecture by Christopher Trott about the Expressions of Arctic Tradition: Contemporary Inuit Art (Gallery 6). The presentation will be held in the Helen DeVitt Jones auditorium with a reception to follow in the Sculpture Court.
  • 3… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. FREE public event.
    • 5:30pm... Seasonal Stargazing (Fall/Winter)*
    • 6:30pm... Planetarium show "Black Holes"*
    • 6:30-7:30pm... Bedtime@The Museum: The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale by Lydia Dabcovich. Activity will include paper doll/clothing of Inuit children.
    • 7:30pm... Planetarium show "Dinosaur Prophecy"*

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 14... Toddler Tuesday: The Sound of Music: Making Maracas, 10:30-11:30am. Ages 2-5 with accompanying adults. Space limited. Register by phone 806.742.2432 or email museum.education@ttu.edu
  • 15-16... Planetarium closed to the public due to TTU Astronomy labs.
  • 17... Planetarium public hours resume.
  • 17... Movies@TheMuseum, 2pm. “Absence of Malice”
  • 18… Saturday@The Museum: No Saturday at the Museum due to home TTU football game.
  • 25...Fossil Day Meets Bat Day: A Day at the Museum, 1-4pm. Join us at MoTTU to celebrate and learn about fossils and bats. Come talk to real experts, do arts and crafts, and have some fun! For more information, click here.
  • 30... FREE Public Lecture by Gerry Carter - “Vampire Bats: The Secret Lives of Real Vampires”, 6-8 pm. Presented by the Natural Science Research Laboratory (NSRL) at the Museum of Texas Tech University. A kid-friendly lecture and activity about bats. Located in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court. Cookies! For more information click here.

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  • 2... El Dia de Los Muertos, 1:30-4pm. Come enjoy a family fun event celebrating El Dia de Lost Muertos. There will be free food, crafts, and other fun activities. The event will be held in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court.
  • 6... Come and See Program, 10:30am - 12pm. With over 26,000 objects in the Clothing and Textiles Collection it is difficult to show all of them. To begin to share the treasures, four programs are planned showing 12-15 objects at each. Identical sessions will be held on Thursday and Saturday mornings, to accommodate work and family schedules. Clothing and Textiles Curator, Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery, will discuss the objects, their context in social history and how they fit the research needs of the University. The sessions will be a wonderful opportunity to see the treasures of the collection as well as items coming into the collection.
  • 7... Music@TheMuseum presents the United States Air Force Band of the West, 7pm. This FREE Veteran's Day tribute performance is brought to you in partnership with the Museum of Texas Tech University and will be held in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court. The Concert Band is a 45-member ensemble that represents the Air Force by performing for formal military ceremonies, educational clinics, and public concerts throughout the Southern United States. At every performance they offer a wide range of entertaining music for their audiences. The bandís repertoire consists of music from the Renaissance through the present day, from symphonic band literature to Broadway musicals, and from Sousa marches to todayís popular hits. Parking is free and access through the West doors will be available. For more information, click here.
  • 7… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. FREE public event.
    • 5:30pm... Seasonal Stargazing (Fall/Winter)*
    • 6:00pm... Docent "Highlight Tour"
    • 6:30pm... Planetarium show "Earth's Wild Ride"
    • 6:30-7:30pm... Bedtime@The Museum: "There's No Place Like Space" by Tish Rabe. This is part of the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library.
    • 7:30pm... Planetarium show "Saturn Ring World"

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 8... Come and See Program, 10:30am - 12pm. With over 26,000 objects in the Clothing and Textiles Collection it is difficult to show all of them. To begin to share the treasures, four programs are planned showing 12-15 objects at each. Identical sessions will be held on Thursday and Saturday mornings, to accommodate work and family schedules. Clothing and Textiles Curator, Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery, will discuss the objects, their context in social history and how they fit the research needs of the University. The sessions will be a wonderful opportunity to see the treasures of the collection as well as items coming into the collection.
  • 11…Toddler Tuesday, 10:30 am - Animals: Dinosaurs
  • 15…Saturday@ the Museum – No program this Saturday because of TTU Football. Join us on the 22nd for Science Made Simple.
  • 21..Movies@TheMuseum, 2:00 pm “His Girl Friday”
  • 22…Science Made Simple, 1-4 pm – Join us as we explore the amazing world of science. For more information, click here.

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  • 5… First Friday Art Trail, 6-9pm. FREE public event.
    • 5:30pm... Seasonal Stargazing (Fall/Winter)*
    • 6:00pm... Docent "Highlight Tour"
    • 6:30pm... Planetarium show "Dawn of the Space Age"
    • 6:30-7:30pm... Bedtime@The Museum: TBA
    • 7:30pm... Planetarium show "IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System"

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              * usual ticket prices apply.

  • 6… Holiday@theMuseum, 1-4 pm, crafts and other fun for the upcoming holidays
  • 9…Toddler Tuesday: “I Love A Parade” 10:30am. 2nd Annual Museum of Texas Tech University Toddler Parade.
  • 23-Jan 1, 2015... CLOSED for University holiday - Museum, Moody Planetarium, & Lubbock Lake Landmark. Regular hours resume Jan. 2, 2015.

Color Key to events: • Red - Special programs and events • Dk. Blue - Regular MoTTU programs and events Lt. Blue - MoTTU programs and events connected with exhibitions Magenta - Seasonal Programs  Orange - MoTTU Camps Green - Lubbock Lake Landmark programs and events • Purple - Museum Association events • Collegial Cross-posting Gray - Completed Event

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Check out the numerous programs & activities available by clicking on the links below:

MUSEUM EDUCATION
For a more complete calendar and details about programs and events,
click here,
2014 for the Education Programs Calendar
Education Division BLOG

000066 Guidelines for School/Group Tours


LUBBOCK LAKE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK Programs
Website fort this satellite element of the Museum of Texas Tech University. Click
here.
LLL Public Programs, click here.


MOODY PLANETARIUM
Planetarium Sky Shows

Click here.


MUSEUM of TTU ASSOCIATION
Events, programs, and how to join the Museum Association are hosted on this website. Click here.

 CURRENT CHANGING EXHIBITIONS top

..Currently Showing ...

  • Ancient Bison Hunters on the Llano Estacado,** Gallery 101
  • Gathering Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection Gallery 2&3
  • In Addition Two: Embracing Digital Technology—Recently Acquired Artworks for the Museum's Collections,** Gallery 4
  • Expressions of Arctic Tradition: Contemporary Inuit Art, Gallery 6
  • Vampire Bats – The Good, the Bad, and the Amazing** Gallery 7
  • Gotta Catch 'Em All—Collecting, Preserving, and Displaying Insects,** Explorium Gallery
  • Beyond Expressions in Clay** William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art
  • AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona,** Talkington Gallery of Art

Coming Attractions in 2015…

  • Antarctica – Pioneering American Explorations of the Frozen Continent** (January 30)
  • 40th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Ehibition (April 16)
  • Through the Needle's Eye (National Embroidery Exhibit, May 3)
  • Ansel Adams (August 7)

** "Up from the Basement…"  designates in-house exhibition from the Museum's five million object collection.

Check out all exhibition listings for 2013- 2014

 GENERAL INFORMATION top

LOCATIONS - Museum, Planetarium, Lubbock Lake Landmark

MUSEUM SHOP - Gifts and Books (Museum of TTU Association)

PUBLIC HOURS - Museum, Planetarium, Lubbock Lake Landmark

TEXAS TECH EVENTS CALENDAR - TTU Speakers, Programs, and Events

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