Museum of Texas Tech University opens first clothing and textiles changing gallery

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LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — The following is a press release from the Museum of Texas Tech University:

Now on exhibition at the Museum of Texas Tech University is Louise Hopkins Underwood: Lubbock Woman Who Improved Her Community and Looked Terrific Doing It! The exhibit focuses on the fashions worn by Louise Hopkins Underwood through her many years of serving the Lubbock community. The exhibition will run through Spring of 2022.

This exhibition serves as the inaugural exhibit for the Museum, as its changing gallery for the Clothing and Textiles division. This means there is now a designated space to exhibit the 35,0000 objects from the clothing and textiles collection, the largest at a university museum in the United States.

“It is fitting to focus on the accomplishments of Louise Hopkins Underwood in this exhibition that features garments she wore for social occasions as well as to the numerous meetings she attended to improve the cultural opportunities for the Lubbock community. We are thankful to her daughters for their input on this exhibit,” says Dr. Marian Ann Montgomery, Curator of the Clothing and Textiles Collection.

Plans are in place to exhibit two shows a year in the new gallery space.

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. and is closed on Mondays. For more information regarding the exhibition, the Museum, and COVID-19 response, please visit our website Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.

(Press release from the Museum Texas Tech University)

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