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In Addition Two: Embracing Digital Techonlogy– 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 artworks on exhibit represent just a small fraction of the prints, drawings, and paintings recently acquired.


Vampire Bats – The Good, the Bad, and the Amazing! (Gallery 7)

Learn the truth about vampire bats: what they eat, where they live, and more!


Ancient Bison Hunters on the Llano Estacado (Gallery 101)

An "Up From the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's collections. The exhibit examines the Paleoindian Period: 10,800 - 8,600 years ago.


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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 the Lubbock Lake Landmark. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition.

World War II on the Southern Plains (Lubbock Gallery)

An "Up from the Basement" exhibition from the Museum's collections. Photographs from the WWII years of pertaining to the city of Lubbock.


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AZ<>NM<>TX – 20th and 21st Century Art in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. (Talkington 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 particular type of landscape represents the Southwest, and no singluar 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.


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.


Beyond Expressions in Clay (William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art)

A new long term exhibition that focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of theSouthwesternUnited States. It showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from a range of time periods. Long-time collectorsBill and Evelyn Davies have provided the Museum with this collection of Southwestern Native American works. Many of the pieces in the new exhibition were donated to the Museum forming the Davies Collection, and some are on loan from these veteran collectors.




Antarctica – Pioneering American Explorations of the Frozen Continent (Main Gallery, Gallery 6 & Balcony)

January 30 – December 20
Exploration and Adventure! This exhibition highlights expeditions into the unknown of Antarctica and Texas Tech University’s own Dr. F. Alton Wade. Learn about the fate of the Snow Cruiser, an innovative research facility on wheels. Discover the preparation it took to explore a dangerous climate that could be 70 degrees below zero. Sled dogs, penguins, ancient animals and a mummified seal add life to this frozen continent and exhibition.


Through the Needle's Eye (April 3 – July 5)


40th Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition
(April 16 – July 15)


Ansel Adams (August 7 – January 17)




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