Old Jail Art Center

Old Jail Art Center



201 S. Second

Albany, TX 76430


Joel Sampson: Sound Advice - Beats and Other Beats

Old Jail Art Center

June 3 - August 26, 2017

"Joel Sampson combines technology, visual art, music, and design to create works of art that remind viewers they are witness to a one-man band...minus the man. Fun, whimsical, annoying, clever, loud, and ingenious are words that describe the finished works."


Intimate View: The Ramsey Collection

A small show of works on paper from the collection of Ray and Frances Ramsey. The show will include drawings and prints from Eugene Delacroix, Francisco Goya,...

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Ted Larsen: Line Out

A show of sculptures by New Mexico artist Ted Larsen. For his exhibition in the Old Jail Art Center’s jail cell, Larsen plans to install his...

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What Lies Beneath

An exhibition featuring works by nine artists who utilize the mediums of collage, montage (photographs or film), and assemblage. Artists include Andy Coolquitt, Matthew Cusick, John...

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OJAC Archives Dedication

An event celebrating the reopening of the Old Jail’s Robert E. Nail, Jr. Archives.

Dan Phillips: Blackest Cloud

An exhibition of works by artist Dan Phillips. Trained as a cabinet and furniture maker, Phillips creates custom furniture pieces out of a studio in Dallas. Additionally,...

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Margaret Meehan: Bye Bye Blue

An exhibition by Dallas-based artist Margaret Meehan. For this show, Meehan created work “based on multiple versions of an erased and reinvented past of the historical...

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Exile and Isolation

An installation of work created by self-taught artists. The show includes pieces by Hector Alonzo Benavides, Robert Adale Davis, Helen Burkhart Mayfield, Ike E. Morgan, Royal...

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Linda Ridgway: The Sound of Trees

“Dallas artist Linda Ridgway manipulates molten bronze and applies carefully considered patinas to create seemingly fragile and ethereal objects.”

Texas Moderns: BROR UTTER

This exhibition will focus “on Utter’s best-known period, the 1950s and 1960s, as well as his lesser-known but exemplary prints. The exhibition will be the first significant retrospective...

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The Real Show

A group exhibition exploring unique depicted realities beyond “realistic” rendering. Includes works by Seth Alverson, Daniel Blagg, Dennis Blagg, Julie Bozzi, Jason Cytacki, Ann Ekstrom,...

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Student Art Show: Talking Back

5-12th grade artists were invited to submit artworks that “talk back” to one of five works in the museum collection and exhibitions. Thee winning pieces...

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The Spiritual Image

A fantastically wide-ranging selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, and objects from the Old Jail Art Center’s collection that reference, elicit, or are inspired by spiritual...

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Natasha Bowdoin: HEX∆M

Intricately layered collages by artist Natasha Bowdoin, taking some inspiration from the initials HEX∆M carved into the limestone blocks that form the OJAC’s 1877 jail....

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Camp Bosworth: El Otro Lado

Marfa-based Camp Bosworth makes elaborate, gold-and-silver-leafed carved wooden objects that explore issues of violence, culture, and industry (legal and illegal) along the Mexican border.

Ken Little: The West Texas Triangle Series

The great San Antonio performance artist, songwriter, musician and sculptor Ken Little is the selected artist for the 2014 West Texas Triangle exhibition.

Allison V. Smith: Going West

Carefully edited views of the familiar, this time in far West Texas, courtesy of Dallas-based photographer Allison V. Smith.

Slow Art Day

The OJC will join hundreds of museums around the world to help local communities experience art in new ways. Jr. Docents will encourage visitors to slow...

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Drawn In / Drawn Out

OJAC’s Curator of Exhibitions, Patrick Kelly, and The Grace Museum’s Curator, Judy Deaton, have teamed up to curate a drawing exhibition simultaneously hosted by both...

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Brad Tucker: Cell Series

  Austin-based Brad Tucker is an artist, musician, skateboarder, and teacher. He casually combines aspects of these varied disciplines to create work that is both...

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