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RECORD OF EXHIBITIONS
JAN 2010 / JAN 2011 / JAN 2012 / JAN 2013 / JAN 2014
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2010

JANUARY

  • December 13, 2009 - March 21, 2010 Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition - Contemporary African American Quilts, in Galleries 1 & 2. Curated by Carolyn Mazloomi, Founder and Coordinator of the Women of Color Quilters Network, and circulated by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions.
  • January 17- May 23 Turning Wood into Art: The Jane and Arthur Mason Collection, in Galleries 6 & 7 Organized by Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina. Tour by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, MO.

FEBRUARY

MARCH

  • Up from the Basement… ColorPrint USA 40th Anniversary, in Galleries 2 & 3

APRIL

  • April 25 - July 11 The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World, in Balcony Gallery Organized by the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

MAY

  • Up from the Basement…“I bought a writing desk…” The Diaries and Desk of Plains Farmer William DeLoach, in Gallery 2
  • Up from the Basement…Tapejara: New Pterosaur Research from the Paleontology Division, in Gallery 2
  • Up from the Basement… “The situation is more complex than originally envisioned.” – Dr. Robert Baker, Director of the NSRL
  • Up from the Basement… Rats, Bats, and a Whole Lot More: Expeditions by the Natural Science Research Laboratory, 1994-2008, in Gallery 1
  • Up from the Basement… A Sneak Preview: "They Weren't Always White," in Gallery 4

JUNE

  • June 6 - September 12 Accelerate: A Juried Exhibition of 15 Emerging Artists with Disabilities, in Gallery 2  Presented by VSA arts and the Volkswagen Group of America.
  • June 13 - August 8 Mark Sijan: Ultra Realistic Sculptures, in Gallery 3 Tour by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, MO.

JULY

  • Picture This!, in Gallery 101
  • Up from the Basement… Pockets of Time: Stone Caches from the Llano Estacado, in Gallery 7
  • Up from the Basement… At The Crossroads: The Singer Store Trading Post, in Gallery 7
  • Discover It! Case: “Buttneria vs Koskinonondon”

AUGUST

  • Up from the Basement… Playtime Memories, in Gallery 6
  • From Abandoned to Treasured, in Gallery 101

SEPTEMBER

  • Up From the Basement…Discovering Pterosaurs: The Importance of Soft Tissues for Understanding Prehistoric Animals, in Gallery 3
  • Up From the Basement…Arriving at the Chair: Shave and a Haircut, in Gallery 4.

OCTOBER

  • Discover It! Case: “Pterodrone: a pterosaur-inspired unmanned aircraft,” in Gallery 3.
    Sneak Peek…The Curious World of Patent Models, in Gallery 2. Toured by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, MO.
  • October 1 - November 28 Sordid and Sacred: The Beggars in Rembrandt's Etchings: Selections from the John Villarino Collection, in Gallery 1. Organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions of Los Angeles, CA.
  • October 17 - January 2, 2011 The Nature of Dogs: Photographs by Mary Ludington in Gallery 3. Tour by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, MO.
  • October 24 - January 2, 2011 Arctic Wings: Miracle of Migration, in Gallery 2. Organized by the Burke Museum in partnership with Braided River, a branch of The Mountaineers Books, with help from The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, MA.
  • October 31, 2010 - April 10, 2011 The Curious World of Patent Models: Organized by the Rothschild Patent Model Collection, in Gallery 7 Tour by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, MO.

NOVEMBER

  • Now and Then: A Photographic Retrospective of Jones AT&T Stadium,
    Gallery 101
  • Discover It! Case…“Hot Rocks for Stone Tools”

DECEMBER

  • Up from the Basement… Playtime Memories in Gallery 6
  • CHECK UP: New Additions to the MoTTU Art Collection, 2005-2010, in Gallery 3
    Up from the Basement… “Would You Call This a Doll?”, in Gallery 4
  • Mosaic: A life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities, in Gallery 101
  • Up from the Basement… A Century of Progress: The History of the American Railroad Industry, 1869-1969, in Gallery 1.

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JANUARY 2011

  • Mosaic: A life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities, in Gallery 101
  • Up from the Basement… A Century of Progress: The History of the American Railroad Industry, 1869-1969, in Gallery 1
  • CHECK UP I: New Additions to the MoTTU Art Collection, 2005-2010, in Gallery 3
  • Up from the Basement… Playtime Memories, in Gallery 6
  • October 31, 2010 - April 10, 2011 The Curious World of Patent Models: Organized by the Rothschild Patent Model Collection, in Gallery 7 Tour by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, MO.
  • Romancing the West, in Gallery 2
  • Jades and Ivories, in Gallery 4
  • Discover It! Case…“Date Nails,” in Gallery 5

FEBRUARY

  • CHECK UP II: New Additions to the MoTTU Art Collection, 2005-2010, in Gallery 3
  • February 20 - August 7, 2011 Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race, in the Diamond M Gallery. From the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

MARCH

APRIL

  • Discover It! Case—“Locust!” in Gallery 5.
  • Nests and Eggs, in the Explorium Gallery. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's Natural Science Research Laboratory collection.

MAY

  • Hands-On Africa by All Saints Episcopal School, in Gallery 101.
  • State of the Art, in Gallery 6.
  • Discover It! Case—“Pseudoscorpion from Yosemite," in Gallery 5.

JUNE

  • Colorful Kite Tales, in Gallery 101. (East lobby hallway). An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's Art collection.
  • Vision and Style: The Margaret Talkington Art Collection, in Gallery 3.
  • Preview: They Weren't Always White—Wedding Attire from the Museum's Collection, in Gallery 1.
  • June 5 - July 31... We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball, in the Balcony Gallery. Tour by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, MO.
  • June 2011-May 13, 2012… "They Weren't Always White"—Wedding Attire from the Museum's Collection, in Gallery 1. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's Textiles collection.

JULY

  • July 2011-May 13, 2012… Discover It! Case—“The Slaughter Sisters-in Law," in Gallery 5. Items on loan to the Museum from Mr. Bob Macy.

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER - Beginning September 1, the Museum and Moody Planetarium will no longer be open on Thursday evenings.

  • September 11- November 6…Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection, in Gallery 3. Organized by the Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, MI; tour was developed and managed by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, MO.
  • September 26, 2011-April 8, 2012… Chernobyl, 25 Years Later—Biological Legacy of a Nuclear Meltdown, in Gallery 2An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's Natural Science Research Laboratory.

OCTOBER

  • Preview of Making Christmas Fantasies Come True, in Gallery 6. From the Lynn Haney Collection of Santa Claus sculptures.
  • October 2011-May 20, 2012… Neighbors—Selections from the Art Division Collection, in Gallery 4. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Art Division of the Museum of TTU.

NOVEMBER

  • Mosaic: A life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities, in Gallery 101.
  • November 11 - January 8, 2012 Making Christmas Fantasies Come True, in Gallery 3 & 6. Over 80 selected figures from the Lynn Haney Santa Claus Collection represent 25 years of making Christmas fantasies come true.
  • November 27 - February 5, 2012 Latino Folk Tales: Cuentos Populares, in the Balcony Gallery. Tour by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibitions, Kansas City, MO.

DECEMBER


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JANUARY 28 - May 20… Speaking Volumes: Books and Ideas from 1250-1862, Special Exhibitions Gallery 7. Ancient and rare books, documents, andmanuscripts from The Remnant Trust, Inc.

January 29 - April 8… Windows to Heaven: Treasures from the Museum of Russian Icons, Gallery 3. A grouping of historically significant Russian Icons dating from 1590 to the present. Tour organized by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, MO.

FEBRUARY 3 - indefinite… The Ice Age on the Southern Plains. A new permanent gallery featuring megafauna from the Pleistocene Period of prehistory like 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 past as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum of TTU at Lubbock Lake Landmark.

MARCH 2 - May 6… The Year of the Girl—The Girl Scout Centennial, Gallery 101, Explorium, and Gallery 6. Exhibits of GSA uniforms, artifacts, memorabilia, photographs, and documents from 100 years of Girl Scouting.

APRIL 15 - June 30… Wizards of Pop: Sabuda and Reinhart. Pop-up art of Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. Exhibition organized and toured by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, TX.

MAY 4
The Magic of Pop-up Books by Bruce Foster,
Gallery 101.
Display in conjunction with the May 6 event "Bruce Foster Lecture and Pop-up Book Making Workshop." Examples of Mr. Foster's creations including pop-up Harry Potter books. Funded by the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc.

May 13 - July 5… America Celebrates: Quilts of Joy and Remembrance. Fifty-eight art quilts from American fiber artists. Toured by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, MO.

JUNE 16 - January 2013… On the Home Front, Gallery 1.An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's collection. WWII Era clothing and artifacts.

June 16 - January 2013… World War II on the Southern Plains, Lubbock Gallery. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's collection. Photographs from the war years of WWII pertaining to the city of Lubbock.

June 16 - January 2013… War Babies, Gallery 4. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's Art collection. Works from the Museum Art collection by artists born during war years of WWII.

June 16 - November 18…  Honor Wall for Veterans, Gallery 101. Display of the names of veterans with the opportunity to add names.

June 16- September 16… Peter Hurd World War II Sketches, Gallery 5. A collection of 120 works by artist Peter Hurd related to his wartime experiences.

June 16 - November 18… Lubbock Remembers, Gallery 7. Memorabilia from Lubbock veterans.

June 16 - August 12… Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection, Balcony Gallery. The Becker Archive contains approximately 650 hitherto unexhibited and undocumented drawings by Joseph Becker and his colleagues, 19th century artists who worked as artist reporters for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper observing, drawing, and sending back for publication images of the Civil War, the construction of the railroads, the laying of the transatlantic cable in Ireland, the Chinese in the West, the Indian wars, the Chicago fire, and other aspects of 19th century American culture.

JULY 15 - September 9… Memories of WWII: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press. As the main source of war news for most of the nation's newspapers, The AP offered Americans a daily view of the conflict through photographs by its own photographers and by photographers in the U.S. Armed Services, as well as images from the world press that otherwise would not have been seen. The best of these images make up this exhibition. Toured by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, MO.

AUGUST 3 - December 2013… Tradition and Innovation—The Ever-Evolving Navajo of the Southwest, Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art. Navajo artworks from the William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Collection. Includes textiles and pottery.

August 25 - November 18… Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight, Balcony Gallery. Based on the newly published book of the same title by National Air and Space Museum curator, Von Hardesty. The show covers significant figures, events, and themes associated with African Americans in aviation and aerospace history. A Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibitions (SITES) production; supported by MetLife Foundation.

SEPTEMBER 30 - May 2014… Sacred Places and Ancient Texts—The Rock Art of Cowhead Mesa, Balcony Gallery. Native American groups painted on or carved into rock images that record and tell stories about the past. Rock art often is located in areas of special spiritual significance and Native American groups returned to these locations to document events. Such sites provide an expanded humanistic aspect and are an enigmatic and powerful reminder of the aboriginal populations that once occupied the vast Great Plains landscape. Cowhead Mesa on the Macy Ranch is a region defined by the steep Southern High Plains Caprock escarpment, remnant mesas, and the rough terrain of the canyon breaks. The escarpment edge has provided predictable and abundant high-quality water sources, places of natural shelter, and rock panels for carving stories about the landscape. [Same exhibition modified for the Lubbock Lake Landmark's Nash Interpretive Center gallery.]

OCTOBER 5 - January 2013… Msaidia Historical and Cultural Arts Museum, Ethnohistory Gallery. A cased display in conjunction with the Museum of TTU.

October 5 - January 2013… DASPO: Department of the Army Special Photographic Office. A cased display in conjunction with the Vietnam Center and Archive.

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER 7 - January 2013“Happiness is a Warm Puppy" ~ Charles M. Schultz, Gallery 101. A showcase of artwork created by students in kindergarten through 6th grade from All Saints Episcopal School.

December 9 - February 10, 2013
Covering America in the 1950s and 1960s: The Saturday Evening Post,
Gallery 2In the 1950s and early 1960s, millions of Americans gazed at The Saturday Evening Post from the privacy of their own homes and could see their own reflection within the art that was created for the covers. During this period, The Post commissioned America’s foremost artists to illustrate the news. Among these artists are Norman Rockwell, John Clymer, Stevan Dohanos, John Falter, George Hughes, and Amos Sewell to name a few. Original works from the collection of The Saturday Evening Post form the basis of this exhibition. Organized by The Saturday Evening Post Society.

December 9 - February 17… Covering America in the 1950s and 1960s: The Saturday Evening Post. In the 1950s and early 1960s, millions of Americans gazed at The Saturday Evening Post from the privacy of their own homes and could see their own reflection within the art that was created for the covers. During this period, The Post commissioned America’s foremost artists to illustrate the news among them were Norman Rockwell, John Clymer, Stevan Dohanos, John Falter, George Hughes, and Amos Sewell to name a few. Original works from the collection of The Saturday Evening Post form the basis of this exhibition.


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JANUARY 27- December 2013… Little Black Dress, Gallery 1. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition. The little black dress is considered to be an essential wardrobe staple by most women and fashion experts of Western European and American culture. As a rule, this versatile garment manifests as being simple and elegant, to be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and is affordable and accessible. The exhibition explores this fashion icon's history from the 1840s through today, along with its role in women’s lives. The garments are from the Clothing and Textiles collection of the Museum of TTU.

February 17 - April 14… The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press, Gallery 2 & 5. Since AP launched its WirePhoto service in 1935, the news cooperative has been committed to photographic coverage of the White House. AP photographers accompany the president everywhere. Wearying routine and photo ops can yield in an instant to breaking news that moves the world and dominates front pages, broadcasts and Web sites. For the journalists of the world’s oldest and largest news agency, the mandate of covering the White House remains the same as it was in Lincoln’s day: be accurate, be fair and be fast. For photographers, who can never catch up to a missed opportunity, it means always keeping your eye on the president. Toured by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, MO.

March 1 - July 21… Fresco y Dicho: Frederico M. Vigil, A Contemporary New Mexican Master, Gallery 3, a "Community Exhibition." Born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, Frederico M. Vigil grew up inspired by the rich history that has become the trademark of his art. Vigil first became involved with the ancient art of fresco during an internship in 1984 with Lucienne Bloch and Stephen Pope Dimitroff, who were apprentices to Diego Rivera. Following in the footsteps of the great masters, he continues this time-honored tradition. Buon Fresco ("true fresco") is a complex process requiring great precision and concentration by the artist. It involves numerous coats of plaster, various stages of drawing, precise mixing of inorganic pigments, and application of paint onto wet plaster. Five cartoons and 30 dichos will be featured in this exhibition.

March 6 - June 12… Portraying the Body, Discover It! Cases, Gallery 5Ancient images of the human form from the Museum's permanent collection. An "Up from the Basement" exhibit.

 APRIL 5 -- Talkington Art Gallery Inaugural Exhibition… AZ<>NM<>TX — 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Talkington Art Gallery. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's Art Collection. The Talkington Gallery features selections from 20th and 21st century art of the southwestern United States. This region ranges from scorching deserts, broad horizontal vistas, near bottomless canyons, rugged mountain ranges to rich but rare river valleys, in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and portions of Colorado and Utah. No one type of landscape represents the Southwest and, similarly, 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. All of the works on exhibit are from the collections of the Museum.

April 19… Biosecurity—Law in the Defense Against Bioterrorism and Emerging Infectious Diseases, Gallery 7. The annual Paul Whitfield Horn Professor exhibition is based on the research and work of Horn Professor Dr. Victoria Sutton. Horn professorship is the highest honor awarded by Texas Tech University to its faculty.

MAY 12 - July 21… RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species, Gallery 2. National Geographic contributing photographer and Nebraska native Joel Sartore has spent two decades on a mission to document North American species facing extinction. Sixty-nine of these animals and plants are profiled in the book and exhibition RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species. The exhibition and the book serve as a poignant roll call of North America's most endangered wildlife and an urgent call to action. The exhibition photographs are organized by number of living populations for each species; the exhibition will also examine the history, purpose and effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act of 1973.

JULY 5 In Addition—Recently Acquired Artworks for the Museum’s Collections, Gallery 4. An “Up from the Basement” exhibition from the Art Division. During the last year over 1,000 artworks were added to the Museum's collections. The 14 on exhibit represent just a small fraction of the prints, drawings, and paintings recently acquired.

July 5… Sneak Preview of From Numerous to Non-existent—Common, Rare, Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct Species in the Collections of the Natural Science Research Laboratory, Gallery 6. A Sneak Preview of the full “Up from the Basement” exhibition in development, inspired by the exhibition RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species.

July 5 - October 2013… Masterson and Mooar Crossing Trails on the Texas Frontier, Gallery 5 (side-by-side exhibits).

Bat Masterson—Buffalo Hunter, Gambler, Journalist. A "Community Exhibition." An exhibit of genuine items used by Bat Masterson (photo right), a famous historical figure of the American West.

John Wesley Mooar and His Buffalo Gun. An “Up from the Basement” exhibit from the Museum’s History Division. The Sharps sporting rifle, caliber .40-90 on display, belonged to John Wesley Mooar, hunter, freighter, hide merchant, and well-educated businessman.

July 5… Gotta Catch ‘Em All—Collecting, Preserving, and Displaying Insects, Explorium Gallery. An “Up from the Basement” exhibit from the Museum’s Natural Science Research Laboratory Invertebrates Collection.

AUGUST 2 From Numerous to Non-existent—Common, Rare, Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct Species in the Collections of the Natural Science Research Laboratory, Gallery 6. A Sneak Preview of the full “Up from the Basement” exhibition in development, inspired by the past travling exhibition RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species. The NSRL, a division of the Museum of TTU, maintains collections of preserved specimens for scientific research and education concerning the natural history of Texas, the United States, and many areas of the world. 

August 11 - November 13…  Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier, Galleries 2 & 3. This exhibition is a trove of 60-some fascinating images rather than a collection of only well-known names. Sharing the spotlight with Bierstadt and Bodmer are works by anonymous or lesser-known artists who had in common one critical feature: they were among the first Europeans to cast an eye over the places depicted. These works speak to the truthfullness of first impressions and the artists' attempts to capture both accurate form and a sense of place in the same work.

OCTOBER 25… Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit, Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court. Forty years after their war, the Texans who served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War are being honored by their state with a monument on the Capitol grounds in Austin. Before the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument is dedicated next March 29, 2014, an exhibit that includes a tribute to the 3,417 men who died is touring the state. Information about the monument dedication is available at www.buildthemonument.org. The exhibit comes to the Museum of Texas Tech through a special initiative to honor Texas Vietnam veterans and to support a monument to their memory.

  • Nov. 6… First Annual South Plains Veterans Summit, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, 8am-4pm. This all day event is co-hosted by the Museum of Texas Tech University and the Vietnam Center and Archive in honor of the Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit. 
  • Nov. 11… For Veterans Day, the Museum will be open to the public from 10am-5pm.

NOVEMBER 2013 - January 2014… The Season of Giving and the Joy of Play—Historic Toys from Holidays Past. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's History collection, in celebration of "Joy of Play — A Season of Collaborative Exhibitions" with the Silent Wings Museum. The Museum's exhibition will reflect toys from the collection made before and after the WWII years.

DECEMBER 6, 2013 - February 24, 2014… Call of the Wild, Galleries 2 & 3.  An exhibition of crayola sculptures and enamel panels created for the Museum of TTU by NEA award winning artist Herb Williams. The exhibition will be constructed in the galleries by the artist and will later be on tour with other pieces of the artist's work throughout China and Taiwan.


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JANUARY

(exhibitions continuing from 2013)

FEBRUARY 3 - April 5… Up from the Basement—Ancient Arts. In an agreement between the Museum of Texas Tech University and the Texas Tech University School of Art. The Museum will display objects from the collections of the Museum for Art History Survey I (ARTH 1301) offered by the TTU School of Art.

February 3... GRAND RE-OPENING!!!   William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art. The focus of this newly renovated gallery is on pottery, both traditional and contemporary. Gallery sections include educational programming, media centers, a replica trading post, and one section highlighting the collectors—the Davies— who are responsible for the gallery and its collection.

MARCH 24 - June 7… Frank Lloyd Wright's Samara, A Mid-Century Dream Home. This is the story of how a young couple from Indiana and a world famous architect worked together to build the Christian Family dream home, and how they continued to honor the architect's vision long after his death. The exhibition contains 117 works including furnishings, photographs, drawings, family memorabilia, videos, and interactives.

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST 8 - November… Expressions of Arctic Tradition Contemporary Inuit Art. This exhibition narrates a way of life kept alive only through oral histories passed along by the last generations of the Inuit, a nomadic and deeply spiritual culture, before stepping into the modern world. The exhibition contains 80 works consisting of stone cut, stencil, and lithographic prints, and sculptures from the late 1950s to the present.

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER


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JAN 2010 / JAN 2011 / JAN 2012 / JAN 2013 / JAN 2014


 

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