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Old Jail Art Center

Open Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A 'must see' jewell of a museum!

The museums collection contains 2000 plus pieces of art - paintings, sculptures, etc.. The... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Arthur W
Austin, Texas
Really Awesome

The Old Jail Art Center is surprisingly wonderful especially considering the size of the town! They... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2017
Houston, Texas
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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.
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201 S 2nd Street, Albany, TX 76430-2503
+1 325-762-2269
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

The museums collection contains 2000 plus pieces of art - paintings, sculptures, etc.. The collection includess paintings and prints by American painters such as John Marin, John Sloan, Charles Demuth, and Thomas Hart Benton and also works of art by Renoir, Klee, Modigliani, Picasso, and...More

Thank Arthur W
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The Old Jail Art Center is surprisingly wonderful especially considering the size of the town! They have permanent and temporary exhibits, so when you travel there might be something different, but I believe it is worth your time if you enjoy art museums. We also...More

Thank batbirdbug
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Very nice art center with a new Lonesome Dove add-on! Old Jail is a MUST SEE! Very clean with exceptional staff!

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

If you love history, you'll love this place. It has some history of Shackelford County plus activities for the kids.

Thank colinebw
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The Old Jail Art Center is a diamond in the desert. It has a great permanent collection and has wonderful visiting exhibits. Currently, the OJAC has an Andy Warhol exhibit that is fascinating. I had no idea that Warhol used Polaroid images as part of...More

Thank Wesley C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

You will be amazed by the Old Jail Art Center. It's an incredible art museum on the edge of town. It's a great old jail building with art sculptures in its patio and even more treasures inside. You'll find famous artwork and Texas artwork there....More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We spent time in jail on Saturday, but we don't have to be ashamed of it. The Old Jail Art Center. This is a "saved from demolition" unused jail, turned into art center to display part of the family art collection. I use the term...More

Thank Jeff C
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This museum was created by Ft. Worth artists and arts supporters, some of whom grew up on Albany-area ranches. Thus, the focus is on Texas artists, both contemporary and going back in time. But, the museum also has works by Toulouse-Latrec, Klee and Renoir. There...More

Thank scott46
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This lovely at museum was an unexpected pleasure during our visit to Albany. It is a beautiful building with a lovely outdoor sculpture garden and a fine collection. Original artwork of Thomas Hart Benton, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Klee, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miro....More

Thank Texasgirl0915
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This museum tells the history of the region and the history of the Fandangle. There is a collection of various pieces of art and a nice courtyard. Worth visiting if in the area.

Thank Lisa B
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