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"Up from the Basement" designates exhibitions from the Museum's collection
/ A "Community Exhibition"
February 3, First Friday@The Museum… The Ice Age on the Southern Plains.A new long-term 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. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition.
June 16 -January 2013 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.
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 Navajo textiles and pottery. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition.
September 30 - March 2013 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. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition.
October 5 - January 2013 Msaidia Historical and Cultural Arts Museum, Ethnohistory Gallery. A cased display in conjunction with the Museum of TTU. A "Community Exhibition.
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. Toured by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services, Kansas City, MO.
March 1 - July 7 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.
In conjunction with the exhibition…
May 3, Frederico M. Vigil gave an artist's presentation during First Friday Art Trail events. 6pm, Helen Jones Auditorium.
July 7-26, The TTU School of Art is sponsoring a class with Frederico Vigil this summer. Click on the image (R) for more information.
March 6 Portraying the Body, Discover It! Cases, Gallery 5. Ancient 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.
In conjunction with the exhibition…
May 18, Joel Sartore, Photographer's Talk, Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, 6pm. Listen to and visit with Joel Sartore, the National Geographic contributing photographer of the magnificent artworks in the exhibition RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species.
May - July 21 Endangered Species from the Collections of the Museum. An "Up from the Basement" exhibition.
A collateral exhibition with RARE: Portraits of America's Endangered Species.
July - October Bat Masterson—Buffalo Hunter, Gambler, Journalist. A "Community Exhibition."
August 8 - November 13 Window on the West: Views from the American Frontier.
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 place depicted. These works speak to the verity of first impressions and the artists' attempts to capture both accurate form and a sense of place in the same work.
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.