Fine Arts Gallery

The Buddy Holly Center features 2,500 square feet of gallery space dedicated to the presentation of changing contemporary visual arts programs. These exhibitions are a continuation of a tradition of quality initiatives that were presented by the Lubbock Fine Arts Center from 1984 - 1998. With the relocation of the Fine Arts program to the Buddy Holly Center in 1999, we continue the commitment to present challenging visual arts exhibitions that serve as a crucial resource for showcasing contemporary arts of the region and the nation.

Art is a form of communication independent of language... It is a way of manifesting human uniqueness. It is a way of reminding us that life is infinitely fragile, infinitely precious. - Norman Cousins


Current and Upcoming Exhibitions




Barbie Exhibition Graphic

    The Buddy Holly Center will host the exhibition, Barbie: Examining an Icon January 26 through March 18, 2018. This is an open invitational exhibition featuring artworks in various media that explore and respond to themes associated with this iconic doll. 

     In addition to the exhibition, there will be a panel discussion on February 8, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. featuring the varying viewpoints of experts from the areas of Women's Studies; Clothing/Fashion/Textiles; and Marketing. We expect lively discussion that will include a response to the exhibition.

Past Exhibitions