Old Jail Art Center

Old Jail Art Center



201 S. Second

Albany, TX 76430


Linda Ridgway: The Sound of Trees

Old Jail Art Center

September 19 - February 7, 2016

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

Texas Moderns: BROR UTTER

Old Jail Art Center

September 19 - February 7, 2016

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 of the artist’s work since 1985."


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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Gene Owens: Modern Vision

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...

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Cell Series: Carol Benson

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.

Bill Davenport: Old Junk Art Center

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...

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Evaline Sellors

A new exhibit focused on the life and work of artist Evaline Sellors, a member of the Fort Worth Circle of artists, featuring original sketches...

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Face Time

Portraits from the collection, from the 17th century to the present, including many of well-known Albany citizens.

Eric Zimmerman: Sixteen Tons

Minutely rendered graphite drawings of images appropriated from magazines, books and other print media are juxtaposed with sound tracks.

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