Past Exhibitions

Eric Zimmerman: Sixteen Tons
September 25th – January 23rd 2012
Austin artist Eric Zimmerman, now residing in New York, explores concepts of utopias, time and place, history, and multiple meanings in appropriated materials in his art. His works vary in media from traditional graphite drawings to complexly constructed installations.
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Face Time: Portraits from the Collection
September 24th – January 23rd 2012
Face Time is drawn from the diverse holdings of the OJAC and presents portraits in a variety of styles and media from painting and drawing to prints and sculpture. The art selected for this first-time portrait survey, demonstrates the depth and breadth of the Museum's portrait collection and includes work from the 17th century to the present.
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Evaline Sellors
September 24th – January 22nd 2012
In late September the Robert E. Nail Jr. Archives will produce a new exhibit which focuses on the life and work of artist Evaline Sellors.
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Big Bend: From The Pecos To The Rio Grande, Photographs by Michael H. Marvins
June 4th – September 11th 2011
Michael Marvins is a fourth generation photographer who has traveled Texas' Big Bend by backpack, car and horseback for more than twenty years to capture the grandeur, beauty, remoteness, rich history and dramatic ecological diversity of this unique National Park.
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West Texas Triangle: Tobolowsky
June 4th – September 11th 2011
A region-wide collaborative exhibit by the West Texas Triangle consortium of art museums featuring noted Dallas sculptor, George Tobolowsky.
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Cell Series featured artist: Will Henry
June 4th – September 11th 2011
Will Henry is a Houston based artist who creates paintings on paper that depict stylized west Texas landscapes. The results are a mixture of traditional landscapes injected with a subtle sense of humor and surrealism.
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Anne Allen: Alchemy, from the Cell Series
February 6th – May 23rd 2011
Anne Allen takes everyday objects that have their origins in decorative craft or utilitarian use as her subjects. Lace, doilies, floral and wall patterns, hairnets and dryer sheets are some of the image sources Allen distorts, manipulates and then enlarges. The ordinary becomes the unique as she translates the intricacies of these objects utilizing materials such as charcoal, graphite, ink, prism-color and gouache.
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The Shackelford County Courthouse
February 5th – May 22nd 2011
“Be it remembered that on Thursday, June 21st, 1883, the first stone was dressed and the first shovel full of earth removed for the foundation of the new court house. […] Hurrah for the new court house!” - The Albany Echo
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Ed Blackburn - Jumping Across (The River)
February 5th – May 22nd 2011
Ed Blackburn creates paintings using multiple panels juxtaposing text and image. The pictorial imagery Blackburn creates to accompany these texts have their origins in newspaper photos, art history books, film stills and other image sources.
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