Past Exhibitions

A Cell of One’s Own: Denny Pickett
September 27th – January 5th 2009
With this exhibition, the museum inaugurates a new exhibition series in the upper galleries of the 1877 old jail building featuring the work of contemporary artists. Artists will uses the spaces of the two galleries traditionally or may treat them as installation spaces. The result will be exposure for our audience to current trends in the arts.
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Asian Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection
September 26th – February 1st 2013
The museum’s Asian Collection has been re-installed in refurbished galleries in the 1877 old jail building of the Old Jail Art Center. Patrick Kelly, OJAC Preparator, designed the reinstallation and built new exhibit cases to house the pieces. Jennifer Casler Price, Curator of Asian and Non-Western Art.
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West Texas Triangle: Barrington
June 12th 2008
The five outstanding art museums that are partners in the West Texas Triangle are presenting a region-wide exhibition of the work of Texas sculptor Joe Barrington, an artist who employs a sense of humor along with his welding torch.
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James Abbott McNeill Whistler: Realism in Print, From the Dr. Richard L. Shorkey Collection, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas
June 7th – September 14th 2008
This special exhibition features twenty etchings and three drypoint engravings by the renowned 19 th-century American artist James A. McNeill Whistler. Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Whistler spent most of his adult life in Europe.
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Things Seen Anew - The Sculpture of J.C. Pace III
June 7th 2008
A cast stainless steel lawnmower, fashioned by hand, three gargantuan avocados, a large bronze tree with its root system intact, and industrial light boxes featuring x-rayed vegetables are just a few of the intriguing pieces that make up Things Seen Anew: The Sculpture of J. C. Pace, III. The exhibition opens June 7 during the museum’s thirteenth-annual Western Swing party. The artist will give a gallery talk at 7 p.m. to open the show. Because the party is a fundraiser, tickets must be purchased in advance, but the exhibition will be up throughout the summer. Admission to the museum is free.
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Annual Jurored Student Art Exhibition - Surreality
February 26th 2008
Surreality Open to All Shackelford County 5th - 12th Grade Students 5:00 Feb. 26th Entry Deadline 3:30 March 2nd Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
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Chinese New Year Family Festival
February 2nd 2008
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. OJAC Stasney Center Free & All Welcome!
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Coda: Reilly Nail’s Last Chapter
January 19th – May 25th 2008
Reilly Nail, co-founder of the Old Jail Art Center and its founding director, collected art from childhood. Over the course of his lifetime, his discerning eye helped shape an eclectic collection that gave him much pleasure as he covered every wall in his house top to bottom and each surface with things he liked. This exhibition is drawn from his last major gift and the bequest.
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