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Current Exhibitions

How Weather Works: Our Place Between the Sun and a Storm

Do you ever wonder where weather comes from? All weather, including tornadoes, blizzards, and hurricanes, can be traced back to two things: the Sun and Earth's spin. As the Sun heats a spinning Earth, the winds begin to blow, leading to all weather as we know it!

In this exciting interactive exhibit you will journey through the phenomena creating weather. The journey starts with the Sun and ends with things we can see and feel like wind, clouds, and rain.

Can things like irrigation and wind farms actually influence the weather? A research team led by Brian Ancell from the Atmospheric Sciences Group at Texas Tech helps to answer this question and explain our place in the weather. This exhibition is funded by the National Science Foundation. 

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lightning in midland texas

Andy Warhol in Lubbock

October 14, 2017 - February 11, 2018

Even after sales, thousands of artworks still remained in the Foundation's collections. On the 20th anniversary of the Warhol Foundation, these artworks were gifted to various American museums. The Museum of Texas Tech received an initial gift in 2007-08 of 160 Polaroid and black and white photographs, followed in 2013 by a donation of seven screen prints. Selections from these two gifts are on exhibit here.



Marcando el relámpago

September 30, 2017 - January 28, 2018

Marcando el relámpago is a collaborative exhibition, marking exchanges between an atmospheric scientist, Eric Bruning, and a visual artist, Tina Fuentes. The science and the art combine to present insights into lightning—a dynamic, powerful, and spectacular component of our planet's weather systems. The language and practice of science often takes the form of rigorous logic and precise experiments. Technical analyses result in charts and graphs that compare theories to experiments. These processes seek to provide clear rationales for phenomena observed in the world. Art encourages understanding through expressive means: manipulation of color, shape, movement, composition, texture and more. In this exhibition, science and art combine to advance our understanding of lightning.

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Wallace Shoe Collection

August 25, 2017 - January 7, 2018

The recent gift of L. Jean and Rebecca Wallace significantly moved forward the earliest date for shoes in the collection of the Museum from 1850 to 1750. In celebration of this donation of 101 pair of shoes, more than 50 from the collection have been selected for an exhibit August 25, 2017-January 7, 2018.

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Child’s Black Leather Flat Shoes with White Leather in Cut Out Areas on Upper that ties with Red Leather, c 1870-80, Gift of L. Jean and     Rebecca Wallace, TTU-H2017-030-077

The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust

Open Through December 2017

This exhibition not only provides a context for Second World War, a history of the Holocaust and the Liberation, but offers an interactive, engaged experience of walking between 21 free-standing panels, each one honoring a Texas Liberator featured in this project. The exhibit features an Honor Roll - a wall with the names of over 300 Liberators the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission have recovered in their efforts to record and educate a wider public on the history of holocaust and genocide in the past and the present. This exhibit is part of the larger Texas Veteran Liberators Project, a collaboration between Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission and Texas Tech University.

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