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“Dallas artist Linda Ridgway manipulates molten bronze and applies carefully considered patinas to create seemingly fragile and ethereal objects.”
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...Read More
An exhibition of works from an open call for football photography.
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,...Read More
An exhibition of works by Texas sculptor Joe Barrington, who has used found materials to construct a large raven and raven’s nest. Little Joe Hammer...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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....Read More
Three concurrent solo shows at the solid Old Jail Art Center. George Grammer is part of the mid-century Fort Worth Circle of artists. Houston artist...Read More
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.
The great San Antonio performance artist, songwriter, musician and sculptor Ken Little is the selected artist for the 2014 West Texas Triangle exhibition.
Carefully edited views of the familiar, this time in far West Texas, courtesy of Dallas-based photographer Allison V. Smith.
From James Magee, the man behind the iconoclastic The Hill in far West Texas, come discreet minimalist objects made of different colored scraps of car...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Broz’s humorous ceramic creations create a sense of surprise upon closer observation.
In his installation Sauter finds connections between religious and scientific ideas and imagery.
In Anthony Sonnenberg’s work, he uses Baroque approaches to make objects such as encrusted taxidermy animals using detailed ornamentation like pearls, crystal, and gold leaf....Read More
Celebrating the museum’s acquisitions over the past decade, the Old Jail Art Center will feature a selection of works highlighting the breadth and depth of...Read More
The Old Jail Art Center presents West Texas Triangle: Danville Chadbourne.
This exhibition, drawn from both public and private collections, examines Lucien Abrams’s contribution to Texas Impressionism, as well as his links to the American and...Read More
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...Read More
Playful trees, flowers, and climbing plants cut from foam sheets.
A selection of artworks featuring prominent Texas artists including David Bates, Bill Haveron, Jim Woodson, Robert McAn, Joseph Havel, Bill Komodore, Michael Miller, Helen Altman,...Read More
During the mid-twentieth century there were just a handful of artists exploring Modernist approaches to making sculpture in in North Texas. One of those pioneers...Read More
In Carol Benson’s paintings the house, bowl and cocoon forms symbolize containment, security and fortitude, but the artist allows for various interpretations of the works.
Helen C. Kleberg, a self-taught photographer, and Toni Frissell, a well known New York fashion photographer and photojournalist, photographed the world-renowned King Ranch from the...Read More
A re-examination of American nostalgia, traditions, folklore, music and literature by San Antonio multimedia artist.
The West Texas Triangle, an alliance of five art museums, presents the works of prolific sculptor Catherine Lee. Born and mostly raised in Pampa Texas,...Read More
High art, low craft, and bargains galore as Bill Davenport’s mid-career retrospective appropriates the cells of the Old Jail Art Center as a working junk...Read More
Objects rarely, or never, seen by the general public emerge from the inner vaults of Texas institutions. Accompanying each work is a short description explaining...Read More
Minutely rendered graphite drawings of images appropriated from magazines, books and other print media are juxtaposed with sound tracks.