GRAND REOPENING OF A FAVORITE NATIVE AMERICAN ART GALLERY SLATED AT THE MUSEUM OF TTU

GRAND REOPENING OF A FAVORITE NATIVE AMERICAN ART GALLERY SLATED AT THE MUSEUM OF TTU

LUBBOCK, TX—The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to announce the grand reopening of the William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art, Friday, February 7 at 6pm. The exhibition titled Beyond Expressions in Clay focuses on works by Pueblo peoples of the Southwestern United States. The reopening features a completely renovated gallery offering enhanced access to the Davies Collection, portions of which have not been on display before in the Museum. Long-time collectors Bill and Evelyn Davies have provided to the Museum this collection of Southwestern Native American works. Many of the pieces in the new exhibition were donated to the Museum forming the Davies Collection, and some are on loan from these veteran collectors.{{more}}Museum Executive Director Dr. Eileen Johnson views the reopening of the Davies Gallery as a major milestone in the Museum’s public exhibition efforts. “We are honored and gratified by the confidence Mr. and Mrs. Davies have placed in the Museum staff to both care for and to make available to the public their outstanding collections,” Johnson says. She continues, “It is with great pride and a deep sense of accomplishment that through the Davies’ generosity, we are reopening the renovated gallery, with its latest exhibit, to the community of Lubbock and all our visitors.”Acoma Vase, Artist unknown, 1890-1910s. Photograph by Bill Mueller, Museum Photographer.The William C. and Evelyn M. Davies Gallery of Southwest Indian Art’s grand reopening features pieces by some of the most renowned contemporary and historic Southwest Indian potters. Beyond Expressions in Clay showcases both traditional and innovative pottery from all the major pottery-making groups of the American Southwest, and from a range of time periods. February 7th is First Friday Art Trail at the Museum. Visitor can Wedding Vase by Betty Manygoats, Navajo, 1990s. Photograph by Bill Mueller, Museum Photographer.interact with pottery puzzles, delve deeper at one of the reading nooks, and experience the meeting of award-winning art and centuries old heritage. Beyond Expressions in Clay will be open from 6-9pm on Friday night and during normal visiting hours thereafter, as are all the Museum’s public galleries. Museum admission and parking at 3301 4th Street are free. For more information about Museum hours or accommodations, call 806.742.2490, or email museum.texastech@ttu.edu. Stay up to date with MoTTU exhibitions and events at www.museum.ttu.edu.“There’s something for everyone at the Museum.”