Look Around Lubbock: Museum of Texas Tech University

Look Around Lubbock: Museum of Texas Tech University

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The Museum of Texas Tech University houses a diverse range of collections including: anthropology, fine arts, clothing and textiles, history, natural sciences and paleontology. The Museum is a non-profit institution with free admission.

There are many exhibitions currently at the museum featuring the color red including "The Red That Colored the World" that shares the history and widespread use in art of cochineal, the insect-based dye source for the color red, "Ladies in Red" that draws on the Museum's clothing and textiles collection featuring clothing from former first lady Laura Bush and local fashion leaders, and "Red, Hot & Quilted" that showcases the Caprock Art Quilter's pieces. On October 25 and 27 the Museum will hold a "come and see" event held in the Helen DeVitt-Jones Auditorium that tells the rest of the story of the ladies in red items. To RSVP email marian.ann.montgomery@ttu.edu. On Friday, "The Psychology of Red" event is from 6-8 p.m. and speakers will each give talks that broadly cover the science of the color red and how it influences our perceptions, cognitions, moods, and behaviors. On November 6 there is a Ladies in Red Style Show and Luncheon.

The largest collection of original and facsimile biblical manuscripts ever assembled in West Texas is featured at the Museum of Texas Tech called "Pre-Modern Bibles: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Complutensian Polyglot Bible" and is open until March 3.

Some exhibits opening later this month are "Sandow Birk’s American Qur’an" where the artist hand-transcribed and illustrated every verse of the holy book of Islam using the calligraphy of the individual verses to frame scenes of contemporary American life, "Why Frogs Don’t Get Fat: Predators, Fear and Feeding in the Wild" that examines what it's like to live in the real world of nature, and "Polki - Hidden Power" that features the works of Polish women illustrators and ceramic artists that approach the subject of womanhood in their arts.

On October 21 from 2-4 the Museum will host the "El Dia de los Muertos" family-friendly event featuring crafts, Mexican pastries, music by Mariachi los Matadores, face painting, dancing, and more. 

The Museum of Texas Tech University is located at: 3301 4th St.

The quilt pictured is called "Muscle Bellies" by Marika Pineda.

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