Art professor to speak on millennial collection project

Dingus will speak on the project’s origin and significance.

Written by Michael Castellon

Rick Dingus, a professor of art at Texas Tech University, is hosting a brown bag luncheon at 1 p.m., Wednesday (March 7) in the Formby Room of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. Dingus will speak on the topic of the Millennial Collection Project’s origin and significance.

The Millennial Collection is a joint documentary project between Texas Tech University's School of Art and the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library. The collection consists of work from students enrolled in the School of Art's documentary photography class and several professional portfolios.

The goal of the documentary class and the Southwest collection is to have students begin to understand how photographs function as historical documents and start to question and experiment with different variables of the photograph such as time, place and contextual information.

Since its implementation in 2000, the Millennial Collection has grown to include almost 1000 documentary works, including photographs, artist books and digital video documentaries.

CONTACT: Lynn Whitfield, associate archivist, (806) 742-3749,