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Museum of the Southwest The Old Jail Art Center
Albany, TX
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Exhibition: BASIL CLEMONS: Witness to a West Texas Boomtown
08/12/2020 - 01/30/2021 (more information)
BASIL CLEMONS
Circus performer holding a snake, Breckenridge, TX, ca.1926
Courtesy Basil Clemons Photography Collection, Special Collections. The University of Texas at Arlington Libraries. Arlington, TX.
Circus performer holding a snake, Breckenridge, TX, ca.1926
Hand in Hand, 2017
Exhibition: CHARIS AMMON: Inheritance
08/12/2020 - 01/30/2021 (more information)
CHARIS AMMON
Hand in Hand, 2017
oil on canvas, 8 x 10 in.
Courtesy of the artist & Inman Gallery, Houston, TX.

The Old Jail Art Center
201 South Second Street
Albany, Texas 76430
phone (325) 762-2269
fax (325) 762-2260
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www.theoldjailartcenter.org

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Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Old Jail Art Center is to be the primary cultural resource for the region, providing visual art, performing art, and local history resources for residents and visitors alike, and fostering memorable experiences for all.

Permanent Exhibitions:

  • Asian Art: Selections from the Permanent Collection, augmented with loaned works
    • The museum’s Asian Collection has been re-installed in refurbished galleries in the 1877 old jail building of the Old Jail Art Center.

  • W.O. Gross, Jr. Collection of Pre-Columbian Art
    • The Old Jail Art Center is also home of the W.O. Gross, Jr. Collection of Pre-Columbian Art. This extensive and important collection features earthenware vessels, votive figurines and tomb pottery. Among the numerous cultures represented in this collection are Chimu, Colima, Huastec, Jalisco, Maya, Mixtec, Nayarit and Teotihuacan.

  • Sallie Reynolds Matthews Room
    • This gallery honors both its namesake, author of Interwoven, and her youngest child, Watkins (Watt) Reynolds Matthews. The room is a generic family gathering room based on two rooms at the headquarters of the Matthews' historic Lambshead Ranch. Some of the furniture in this room and a number of the artifacts involved with ranch life are from Lambshead Ranch. The remaining furniture and artifacts are from other ranches in the area.


Exhibitions:

BASIL CLEMONS: Witness to a West Texas Boomtown
12 September 2020 - 30 January 2021
(more information)

CHARIS AMMON: Inheritance
12 September 2020 - 30 January 2021
(more information)

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