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New exhibition installed in TTU Administration Building art gallery

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From Texas Tech University

The Texas Tech University System Administration Building's first and second-floor art gallery was initiated by former Board of Regent and former TTU System First Lady Debbie Montford upon the opening of the building in 2017.

The gallery installed Wednesday is "The Artwork of Terry Allen."

The gallery is an opportunity to showcase the cultural collections of component institutions of the TTU System, as well as cultural endeavors by various departments and organizations within the system. 

Exhibits rotate about every three to six months with approximately three to four exhibits per year. 

Terry Allen is a conceptual artist and singer-songwriter whose multidisciplinary works utilize a variety of media to explore themes inherent in American culture, politics and mythologies. 

Allen is known for his large installations including Juarez, Dugout and Youth in Asia - all of which include visual art, music and theatrical performance. 

Allen is a prolific songwriter and has released several albums including Juarez, Lubbock (on everything), and his most recent album Just Like Moby Dick

Allen has also created over a dozen public art pieces including Symphony Lounge, Notre Denver, Wish and Texas Tech's own Red Reader

Allen's art is held in the collections of museums such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library houses the Allen Collection. The holdings in this collection include both Terry and Jo Harvey Allen's work, consisting of more than 200 workbooks, photographs, correspondence, scripts and audio-visual material. 

These materials give direct insight into the Allen's creative process by allowing researchers to explore the trajectory of their ideas found in their work throughout their long careers. 

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