October 24, 2023 | By Jennifer Stewart
September 29, 2022 | By Sallie Lewis
For thousands of years, civilizations across the globe have used gourds in their daily lives. The plant is not only a popular food source, but throughout human history its versatile shell has been transformed into a multitude of goods, including musical instruments, containers, and drinking vessels.
August 25, 2022 | By E. Dan Klepper
September 23, 2021 | By Kimya Kavehkar
August 29, 2019 | By Clayton Maxwell
Lubbock may not be the first city that comes to mind when considering the arts in Texas, but maybe it should be. The High Plains town that nurtured many of Texas’ most exalted musicians—Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and Jimmie Dale Gilmore to name a few—must have some creative fairy dust blowing through its Caprock winds. The visual arts are now finding fertile soil here, too. Just walk through the galleries and workshops of the Lubbock Cultural District, and you’ll get a whiff of the artistic freedom inspired by the city’s wide-open spaces and 265 days of sunshine a year—a freedom that also comes from a cost-of-living low enough that artists don’t sweat the rent. Like the wildly spinning wind turbines you pass on the drive into town, the “Hub City” is generating energy worthy of attention. If you are one of those travelers who buzzes through Lubbock on your way to New Mexico or Colorado, consider staying for the weekend to see what you’re missing.
February 23, 2013 | By Barbara Rodriguez
I have had some memorable museum experiences in my life: a foggy night encounter with a Rembrandt in East Berlin, a red wine and squid-fueled afternoon cooing over Degas at the Prado.