Texas Tech University

Art Talk Scheduled for Glenna Goodacre Sculpture 'Tug-of-War'

Laura Ray

April 5, 2022

Tug Of War

After its renovation, the beloved piece is back on display at the Museum of Texas Tech.

The beloved and admired sculpture “Tug-of-War” by Glenna Goodacre is now back on exhibit at the Museum of Texas Tech University. A talk about this artwork will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday (April 7) in the museum's main gallery.  

“Tug-of-War” was located outside the museum's entrance and served as a distinct landmark for many years. In 2019, construction began on the museum's arroyo entrance and the sculpture was placed in the museum's collection area for repair and conservation.

The talk, led by Taylor Ernst, collections manager of the art division at the museum, will give a brief history of the artwork and discuss proper care.

“The museum is thrilled to be able to display ‘Tug-of-War' again, after a brief hiatus to be professionally cleaned,” Ernst said. “We are looking forward to our community joining us in making new memories with the statue.”

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