Texas Tech University

Museum of Texas Tech University Opens First Clothing, Textiles Changing Gallery

Glenys Young

October 28, 2021

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The inaugural exhibit will highlight the fashions of Louise Hopkins Underwood.


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 the spring of 2022.

This exhibition serves as the inaugural exhibit for the museum's changing gallery for the Clothing and Textiles division. This means there is now a designated space to exhibit the 35,000 objects from the clothing and textiles collection, the largest at a university museum in the U.S.


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

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

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday and is closed on Mondays. For more information regarding the exhibit, the museum and its COVID-19 response, visit the museum's website. Follow the museum on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.