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The Old Jail Art Center

The Old Jail Art Center (OJAC) is nestled in the tiny town of Albany, Texas, population 2,000. Located in a historic building that once served as a jail, this museum displays a number of its exhibitions inside the old jail cells. The OJAC’s permanent collection has over 2000 works of art, and focuses on modern American drawings, paintings, and prints, contemporary British art, and some smaller regional collections. The Old Jail Art Center draws more than 30,000 visitors each year.

The Old Jail Art Center Projects

European Art from the Collection of the Old Jail Art Center
European Art from the Collection of the Old Jail Art Center

These presentations include materials adapted from the Art-for-All program, previously funded by the Edward and Betty Marcus Foundation and distributed in print. Two works are featured in this unit: The Tragic Death of Pepe Illo in Madrid Arena (The Bull Barbuda Piercing Him With The Left Horn) by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya and Au […]


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Pre-Columbian Sculpture and Asian Tomb Figures
Pre-Columbian Sculpture and Asian Tomb Figures

Highlighting four Pre-Columbian sculptures and four Asian tomb figures, this Digital Teacher’s Guide provides resources in the subject areas of history, geography, and of course, art. Students have the opportunity to learn about the ancient objects and may use customized interactive activities to create their own tomb figure, take quizzes, and more. The presentation also […]


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The Elements and Principles of Art
The Elements and Principles of Art

The Old Jail Art Center created a presentation that uses the museum’s stellar permanent collection to teach basic elements and principles of art in an engaging and memorable way. This online interactive program teaches the basics in an innovative format that excites students and builds a much-needed foundation of art knowledge. Once the students have […]


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