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Museum of the Southwest The Old Jail Art Center
Albany, TX
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The Old Jail Art Center
201 South Second Street
Albany, Texas 76430
phone (325) 762-2269
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www.theoldjailartcenter.org

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Exhibitions:

DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD: Three Sorrows
Saturday 22, 2020 – 01/30/2021

Deborah Butterfield offers beauty and order in the disintegration of our treasured or discarded everyday objects. For Three Sorrows, Butterfield collected remnants from the devastating 2011 earthquake in Japan—the earthquake that triggered a tsunami that led to a nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

For this project, Butterfield worked with the Gulf of Alaska Keepers to collect a variety of marine debris from remote islands in Alaska. The emotionally, spiritually, and tragically-infused materials take on a new existence as one of the artist’s iconic life-size horses.

Three Sorrows is on loan from the Tia Collection in Santa Fe and is generously supported by Paula & Parker Jameson, with additional funding from Barbra & Jay Clack, Suzanne & Patrick McGee, and Moody Foundation.

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The Ruby Portfolio
22 February - 23 May 2020

In celebration of the museum's 40th anniversary, The Ruby Portfolio presents highlights from the permanent collection. A selection of over 100 works of art are thematically arranged to convey the diversity, depth, and quality of the museum's holdings.

The collection has grown from the private collections of four Albany natives, and now numbers over 2,400 works of art acquired through gift and purchase. The largest area is comprised of modern paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by well-known American and European artists. Additionally, the collection includes works by contemporary Texas artists; regional collections of the Fort Worth Circle (1945-1955) and Taos Moderns (1945-1979); an impressive Asian Art Collection--principally ancient Chinese tomb figures; and stellar Pre-Columbian objects. The collection reflects the vision of the founders, the generous support of local individuals and those from afar, as well as the professional standards upheld by a dedicated lineage of staff and board members.

The Ruby Portfolio is supported in part by John & Ginger Dudley, Kate & Charles Ferguson, James A. Griffin, Moody Foundation, Ronnie & Becky Nail, and Betsy Senter.
JO ANN FLEISCHHAUER: Disquieted Beauty
22 February - 23 May 2020

In Disquieted Beauty, Jo Ann Fleischhauer presents new work that creatively explores the definition and possibilities of language and communication. Her installation will engage the viewer through fabricated objects and scents informed by scientific studies associated with the neotropical orchid bee's ability to make complex perfumes for mating and communication.

Fleischhauer seeks answers to a multitude of questions surrounding language: "Could different smells be considered characters in an alphabet? Could combinations and layers of fragrance be phrases, sentences, conversation, and therefore language? If we see language as a defining characteristic of evolutionary advancement, how do we look at the question of different forms of language in relation to human and animal cognition?"

The 2020 Cell Series is generously supported by the McGinnis Family Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, with additional funding from Susie & Joe Clack, Jenny & Rob Dupree, Jon Rex Jones, Amy & Patrick Kelly, Moody Foundation, and Kathy Webster in memory of Charles H. Webster.

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