Texas Tech University

Traveling Museum Exhibit Highlights Infamous Walls, Their Roles in History

Glenys Young

August 22, 2022


Viewers are asked to consider the metaphorical walls in their lives.


Now on exhibition at the Museum of Texas Tech University is “A History of Walls: The Borders We Build.” This exhibit explores four significant historic walls built by nation-states and will run through Oct. 16, 2022. 

The traveling exhibition features the infamous Great Wall of China, the Berlin Wall, the Israel/West Bank Barrier and the U.S./Mexico Border Wall and examines their individual roles in historical, cultural and political contexts. Both inclusive and engaging, all text in the exhibition is provided in English and Spanish and includes an interactive element that asks visitors to consider the walls in their lives.


“A History of Walls” was developed, designed, built and toured by Overland Traveling Exhibits. Foundation institutions include Chandler Museum in Chandler, Arizona, and the Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons, Kansas. The curator of the exhibit is Nathan Bartel.

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.