Texas Tech University

Terry Allen Exhibit Opens at Museum of Texas Tech University

Glenys Young

December 3, 2021

Terry Allen Exhibit

The exhibit features more than 70 original works of art by the Lubbock-raised visual artist and musician.

“Down in the Dirt: The Graphic Art by Terry Allen” is now on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The exhibit features more than 70 original works of art by Lubbock-raised visual artist and musician, Terry Allen. The exhibit will be open through March of 2022.

Born in Kansas in 1943, Allen was raised in Lubbock and has worked as an independent artist since 1966 in a wide variety of media, including sculpture, painting, drawing, video, installations and musical and theatrical performances. Allen has suggested that growing up in West Texas under the tutelage of his impresario father and piano-playing mother provided early momentum for his narrative adventures. “Down in the Dirt” is an unparalleled opportunity to encounter the scope of his artistic persona and embraces more than 40 years of Allen's life experiences.

The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 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 and follow it on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.