The Arkansas Tech Museum


Museum Mission

Established in December 1989, the mission of this Museum is to provide a center for collection, conservation, interpretation, and research concerned with the history of Arkansas Tech University while making this knowledge and interpretation available to the community served by Arkansas Tech University.

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Art and Architecture 2016

In 1968 Arkansas Tech student, James Gowing created six watercolor paintings of campus buildings for the Tech Alumni Association calendar.  These paintings inspired the Art and Architecture Series, which is a collaborative project between the Tech Museum and the Department of Art that began in 2009.  Each spring semester the Watercolor Class students create paintings of a selected historic building on campus.  The paintings are exhibited in the Museum along with information prepared by Museum staff about the history of the building.  The painting judged "Best of Show" is purchased by the Museum for its collection. 

A new exhibit focusing on Tucker Coliseum opens March 18, 2016.  The exhibit features the transformation of the area from university and regional airport to the home of the "Special Events Center," dedicated in honor of revered Tech Alum, John E. Tucker.  This exhibit features photographs of Tucker Coliseum shot by the Basic Photography Class.  Awards to be presented at 11 a.m. in the Techionery.

 Tucker Coliseum, courtesy of ATU University Relations                                                                                                          Tucker Coliseum, photograph courtesy of ATU University Relations