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Featured Current Exhibition

Cotton and Thrift: Feed Sacks and the Fabric of American Households

June 25 - Dec 15, 2019

6,000 examples of printed cotton sacks

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Exhibits & Collections

Art

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The Museum holds of more than 17,000 original works of art, features an eclectic collection of 20th and 21st-century art of the southwestern U.S. in a wide variety of media including sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, digital arts, and ceramics.

Science

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The Museum’s collections span natural science, anthropology, and paleontology. The collections detail 12,000 years of continuous human occupation on the Southern High Plains; specimen from South Plains of Texas to Antarctica; and maintains collections to document the natural history of our planet, for long-term preservation and use.

History

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The History Collection is one of the most diversified groupings of objects anywhere in the Museum. From small political campaign buttons to a 4,800-pound pink Cadillac, the objects collection contains a broad array of objects representing the social, technological, political, governmental and economic fabric of the West Texas South.

Culture

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From the clothing and textiles used and worn by Texas families to the everyday objects found in homes on the South Plains, the collections document the life and times of the people of Texas.