Texas Tech University

Museum of Texas Tech to Host Gallery Lecture Highlighting Thoma Collection

Laura Ray

August 24, 2022

The free lecture will include wine and hors d’oeuvres, but space is limited.

The Museum of Texas Tech University and the Museum Association will host a gallery lecture from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court. The lecture is free to attend and will include wine and hors d'oeuvres, but space is limited. Guests must RSVP by Aug. 30 to the Museum Association at (806) 742-2443.

The lecture will be presented by Rosario I. Granados, the Marilynn Thoma Associate Curator for the “Art of the Spanish Americas” collection at the Thoma Foundation. The topic is “Gleaming Garments for God and the King: Andean Colonial Paintings from the Thoma Collection.” 

The lecture coincides with a traveling exhibition currently showing at the museum, “South American Splendor: Highlights from the Thoma Foundation.” The exhibition will run through Nov. 6. The reception is made possible by the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc.

The Carl and Marilynn Thoma Foundation was founded in 2014 to distinguish their initiatives in and support of the visual arts. Since 2015, the foundation has lent more than 1,100 works of art to over 165 exhibitions across the globe. The foundation's collection numbers more than 1,600 works of art and continues to grow.

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