Texas Tech University

Putting on the Dog: Dogs without Borders

Reception: July 8, 2016, 4:30-6:30 pm

This is the seventh year that the International Cultural Center has observed the dog days of summer with an exhibition of photographs that show dogs in all their diversity. Of the 150+ breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, only a handful originated in the United States. The rest have international ancestors: Belgian Tervurens, English Setters, Irish Setters, Russian Wolfhounds, German Shepherds, etc. The list is long, distinguished, and undeniably international. Of course, the mutt (which AKC classifies as “All-American”) is probably the quintessential American “breed” since, like many of us, mutts claim a lineage that includes genetic input from a wide variety of ancestors. Each photograph is accompanied by an exhibit label that informs the viewer about each dog's breed and country of origin.

©Amanda Ingram

Photographs by Len Ainsworth, Tanya Baker, Jeanne Bertonazzi, Holly Black, Fran Bohannon, Bill Brown, Justin Burrus, John Chinn, Kelley Coleman, Christy Czerwien, Justin Deurmyer, Mike Diaz, Jeff Driver, Dan English, Sandy Fortenberry, John Franklin, Margaret Freeman, Aaron French, Steve Goff, Eric Hidalgo, Jennifer Haddock, Nikki Harney, Melinda Green Harvey, Ronnie Hill, Neal Hinkle, Josh Huff, Amanda Ingram, Richard Jespers, Cindy Jones, Atul Joshi, Cathy Jung, Leslie Kitten, Neil Kurtzman, Ginny Mahan, Philip Marshall, Rachel Massey, Brian McFadden, Logan Morris, Gary Morrison, Susan Nall, Heather J. Norville, Kyle Pace, Camille Patterson, April Pilley, Thelma Pilley, Richard Porter, Cranston Reid, Reagan Ribordy, Brian Ridge, Kyla Shannon, Heather Taylor, Ashton Thornhill, Rick Vanderpool, Darla Vasquez, Melissa Wells and Stephanie West.

During the July 8 reception we will show My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story at 5:30 p.m. in the ICC auditorium. This 50 minute documentary explores the unique relationship between people and their beloved pets through candid interviews with notable dog lovers such as Edward Albee, Glenn Close, Billy Collins, Richard Gere, Isaac Misrahi, etc.

On display through August 20, 2016 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm

International Cultural Center of TTU, 601 Indiana Ave, Lubbock, TX 79409-5004
For more information: (806) 742-3667
Exhibition made possible, in part, by a grant from The CH Foundation.