Landmark Arts: Exhibits & Speakers
Current & Upcoming
The Race & Social Justice in the Arts Speakers' Series starts on March 12th. See the full schedule here - registration links are provided.
Face coverings are required in the Art Building.
The virtual exhibition presents artwork by seniors of the BFA in Studio Art program. Specializations of Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics, Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing, Sculpture, and Transmedia are represented. Click on the title above to view the exhibition.
Amy Elkins: Parting Words
SRO Photo Gallery
February 8 - April 30, 2021
Parting Words, a visual archive created by Amy Elkins from 2009 into the present, out of mug shots and testimony readily available through public record of the 556 inmates executed in Texas since 1976, the year the ban on capital punishment was overturned. Using an algorithm, each mug shot is converted into looping excerpts from last utterances ranging from confessions to hymns, sorrows to fears. Parting Words is a work in progress, growing in size with the growing numbers of those executed in Texas, a state responsible for over 37% of all executions in the United States, which is more than the totals of Virginia, Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri, Georgia and Alabama combined.
Elkins will be a guest speaker of the Race & Social Justice in the Arts Speakers' Series on April 23rd.
Landmark Arts Exhibitions and Speaker Programs in the Texas Tech University School
of Art are made possible in part with a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation