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Long-Term Exhibitions

A Changing World Gallery

A Changing World Gallery

Take a journey through Texas during the Mesozoic Era (~66 million to 251.9 million years) in the A Changing World: Dinosaurs, Diversity, and Drifting Continents Gallery. Discover the Triassic beasts who walked the Earth of the once lush marshlands here in our very own Texas Panhandle.

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Biodiversity of the Llano Estacado

Biodiversity of the Llano Estacado

Biodiversity of the Llano Estacado features an in-depth look at this living landscape, explores the importance of biodiversity, and the 7 major habitats which supports a variety of wildlife.

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Diamond M Collection

The Diamond M Collection

Diamond M has temporarily moved to Gallery 4 of the Museum for the year 2023 which has provided the unique opportunity to dive into the collection in a two-part series called Unfolding.
As the Museum celebrates the Texas Tech Centennial throughout 2023, explore the Diamond M Collection through a new lens in a new space.

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Dr. Robert Neff and Louise Willson Arnold Gallery

Arnold Gallery

Field of Vision is the inaugural exhibition in the newly constructed Dr. Robert Neff and Louise Willson Arnold Gallery. Honoring these distinguished Lubbock residents, the exhibition features selections from more than 550 works of art that illuminated the Arnolds' home for many decades and were donated in 2017 to the Museum of Texas Tech University Association.

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Ice Age on the Southern Plains

Ice Age on the Southern Plains

This gallery features prehistoric megafauna from the Pleistocene Period, such as mammoths, saber-toothed cats, giant camels, short-faced bears, and dire wolves. This exhibition from the Museum's collections reflects the local area's distant natural history as revealed by ongoing research activities of the Museum and the Lubbock Lake Landmark. The gallery is currently closed while it is being updated. Expected reopening date is end of 2023/early 2024.

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Talkington Gallery of Art

Talkington Gallery of Art

The Talkington Gallery of Art combines works from the Museum's collection with a significant donation from Margaret and J.T. Talkington, long-time Lubbock business and civic leaders. The gallery features selections from 20th and 21st century art of the Southwestern United States. This art reflects the people and landscapes of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, portions of Colorado, and Utah. No particular type of landscape represents the Southwest, and no singular art style defines it. The exhibit samples many divergent paths that artists from the Southwest have followed, from realism to romanticism, from impressionism to expressionism, from minimalism to conceptualism, and more.

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William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art

Davies Gallery

The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art displays extensive collections of art and handicraft, representing more than 20 Native American tribes from across the greater southwestern region. Now part of the holding of the Museum, the Davies amassed their collection through studying, visiting museums and pueblos, and cultivating relationships with the artists themselves. The collections feature both historic and modern works, including ceramics, textiles, wood carvings, basketry, and mixed media. These pieces demonstrate the patterns and styles of the artists as well as individual tribes and represent a variety of utilitarian, trade, and creative items.