Old Jail Art Center
June 2 - August 18, 2018
"This exhibition features a selection of crosses bequeathed to the OJAC by the late artist, collector, and OJAC co-founder Bill Bomar. The entire collection of some 280 crosses from around the world reveal the infinite creativity of artists and artisans devoted to this simple form. Various sizes and materials are utilized in their creation, employing such diverse materials as wood, stone, iron, straw, thread, silver, brass, ivory, clay, coral, turquoise, and other semi precious stones."
June 2 - August 25, 2018
Two Worlds considers a loaned work by American artist Norman Lewis (1909-1979) titled Untitled (Subway Station), 1945, and selections from the Old Jail Art Center’s permanent collection as the artists explore the balance between depicting reality and investigating non-objective creations through abstraction." The show includes works by members of the Fort Worth Circle, a Texas artist group from the mid-twentieth centry.
June 2 - August 25, 2018
An exhibition of works by Fort Worth-based artist Helen Altman. From the Old Jail: "Altman’s work centers around common materials, objects, and images of animals and nature. The objects she utilizes in her work often derive from the flawed or discarded. Altman then makes alterations to these objects elevating them into the realm of “art,” thereby forcing interpretation of her choices and manipulations."
“Since 1998 the Old Jail has celebrated Youth Art Month by hosting a Student Art Show Competition for ages 13-18. This competition provides local teens...Read More
An exhibition featuring works recently acquired by the Old Jail Art Center. Over the past few years, the center has acquired works by David Bates, Ed...Read More
Lily Cox-Richard’s works “focus on systems and networks that exist all around us, yet often go unnoticed-the electrical wiring and plumbing between walls, the sprawling...Read More
“Matt Kleberg creates intriguing and ironic visual works by drawing inspiration from architectural facades, textile designs, altars, and modernist paintings. Lines become stripes, stripes become...Read More
Katie Robinson Edwards, the curator of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum in Austin, will discuss midcentury Texas art, specifically highlighting the artists of the Fort Worth...Read More
A show of paper, wood, and plywood structures by artist Ronald Watson. “Watson utilizes strict systems of order, artistic intuition, and the viewers’ perception to...Read More
A show of works by San Antonio-based artist Kelly O’Connor. In her site-specific installation in the Old Jail’s cell galleries, O’Connor draws parallels between the Emerald City...Read More
A show of works by Bill Bomar (1919-1991). Bomar was a member of the Fort Worth Circle of artists and co-founded the Old Jail Art Center.
A suite of Andy Warhol prints depicting American West icons such as Annie Oakley, General George Custer, John Wayne, and Geronimo. The show will also feature a...Read More
“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...Read More
Watt Casey Jr. began photographing musicians while working as a roadie in 1970. This show features photographs of musicians taken over the last five decades.
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
An event celebrating the reopening of the Old Jail’s Robert E. Nail, Jr. Archives.
A film about the history of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa .
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,...Read More
An exhibition bringing together the works of influential Texas art teachers Sallie Gillespie, Wade Jolly, Blanche McVeigh, and Evaline Sellors. All four artists were instructors at...Read More
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...Read More
An exhibition featuring more than 125 drawings by nineteenth-century artist-reporters who observed and recorded images for newspaper publications for the American Civil War.
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...Read More
An exhibition of photographs by Robert Langham. The artist rescues wild animals and then poses them in his studio using simple and arbitrary props. In many...Read More
A free family event of performance, crafts, games, and food.
“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