The annual Conference includes several optional excursions. The Events page will be updated regularly as we move towards April 9.  Events are listed below the video.

For information about Texas Tech and for views of our venue, play the brief video.

Texas Tech Today: A Quick History


April 9-12

School of Art, Landmark Arts Gallery 

Until April 28 – Assembling Animal Communication 
Curated by Dr. Kevin Chua  

(in conjunction with the 51st Annual Comparative Arts Symposium: Animal/Language Conference) 

School of Art, SRO Photo Gallery 

Until April 14 – René West: City Walls 

(Graduate Student-curated Standing Room Only gallery) 


April 10

Reduced Shakespeare Company
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”
“Something wickedly funny this way comes.” — NY Times
Friday, April 12, 7:00, TTU Allen Theatre
$20 General Admission or Select-A-Seat 806.770.2000

The Allen Theatre is in the same building as the conference rooms (Student Union Building). The show is part of our Presidential Lecture and Performance Series. Advance ticketing is a must since these events are almost always sold out. (The selectaseatlubbock site opens to a Civic Center page, choose the ticketing tab and scroll down.)


April 12-13  

School of Music, Hemmle Recital Hall & Allen Theatre 

52nd Annual Jazz Festival and Concert 

Guest artist, jazz trumpeter Tom Harrell.  With Jazz Ensembles I & II and Jazz Combo I. 


Explore the TTU Public Art Collection: (5 minute video) 


Tour the University

Walking tour booklet 

Download Popwalk app (free) from the App Store or Google Play for enhanced experience. 

What is Popwalk?  Developed by David Lindsay, MFA, in TTU’s School of Art, Popwalk provides site-specific context for arts. Once near campus, its map displays pins that mark sites; moving close to one of these causes its pin to glow, & you can access time-based media with, e.g., information about the art, interviews with the artist, documentation of ephemeral installations, etc.  

Site-specific dance performances by Flatlands Dance Theatre are also documented at the downtown regional arts center, LHUCA (Louise Helen Underwood Center for the Arts).  

Lindsay has collaborated on projects with the MFA Houston & the Houston Arts Alliance. He is currently working with an art historian to extend Popwalk to sites at Rome & Naples, with a faculty member in Natural Resources to provide site-specific ecological information, and with an Art Appreciation faculty member to document items in Seville (a TTU Center) so that students could complete a course there without the instructor’s physical presence. 


Explore the Museum of Texas Tech University 

Opens in March – Lunar Embrace: Korean Ceramics and Paintings by Tae Keun Yoo 

For long-term exhibits and gallery guides, click the “Exhibitions” tab at 


Explore the National Ranching Heritage Center

The NRHC:  a museum and 19-acre outdoor park with 50 historic structures dating back to the 1700’s (park closes at 4 pm daily). In addition, the NRHC has a 44,000-square-foot museum with seven galleries featuring art exhibits, photography, and artifacts that capture historical and contemporary Western life; in front, 42 life-size bronze longhorn steer sculptures figuratively mill about.  

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