Texas Tech University

OIA Community Outreach

In a typical year, there are 10-12 art exhibits with international themes displayed in the galleries of the ICC. Likewise, we offer lectures and panel discussions on international topics throughout the year. All events are free and open to the public. If you would like us to add you to our mailing list, please email Kelley Coleman at kelley.coleman@ttu.edu.

Although most of our exhibitions/events are “one time only”, the following are some of our annual exhibits and programs (for dates and other details, email kelley.coleman@ttu.edu or randi.stevens@ttu.edu)

Since 1999, the OIA Outreach division has celebrated Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with art exhibits, special programs, and an annual procession in collaboration with the TTU School of Art, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, and the Buddy Holly Center.


Photo by Darren Minke

High and Dry: Peoples and Places of the World's Dry Lands is an annual juried photo exhibition that goes up in November with a reception held each year in December. The precise deadline changes from year to year, but it is always around the first part of October. For an entry form, email kelley.coleman@ttu.edu.


Photo by Terry Cockerham

Adventures in Study Abroad is a juried photo contest that allows us to show off the best images taken by students on TTU-approved study abroad programs. The deadline is typically around the second week of January and the exhibit is on view from March through mid-April.


Each year we observe the dog days of summer with Putting on the Dog: The Dog as Subject in Fine Art Photography, a juried exhibit that pays tribute to the extraordinary diversity of man's best friend. Of the 150+ dog breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, only a handful originated in the U.S. The country of origin is noted on the exhibit labels beneath each photograph, thus lending a decidedly international air to the event!


Photo by Peter Schlichting

My Hometown is a juried photo contest open to international students studying at TTU. It is a great way for our students from around the world to share images of their home countries and add an interesting line to their résumés. The deadline is typically around the middle of August and the exhibition is on view from September through mid-October.

Pakistan Desert

Photo by Madhu Meheshwari