OJAC Inmates + Modern Contemporaries Brunch

OJAC Inmates + Modern Contemporaries Brunch

OJAC Inmates will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to learn about and experience art in a social setting with friends among the Fort Worth Modern Contemporaries on Saturday, April 7th!

Meet us in Albany for a special day at the OJAC where participants from both museums’ “under forty” affinity groups will have an opportunity to tour the museum‘s Spring exhibitions, share brunch and enjoy networking opportunities. 

We’ll then walk over for a glance at the sanctuary and pipe organ in Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church, built in 1898, followed by free time to wander through the historic downtown shops. 

The final stop will be at the beautiful home and garden of OJAC Trustee Betsy Senter for petit fours, wine and lemonade. 

DFW Area Inmates: There are 5 seats available on the bus leaving from the Fort Worth Modern at 9am and returning to Fort Worth at 5pm. If you would like to join the Modern Contemporaries on the bus, contact Kenna @ khogan@theojac.org for more information. 

Tickets for this event can be purchased using the link below. Electronic receipt will follow transaction, physical tickets will not be mailed. 

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Tickets include brunch + mimosa bar: $20.00. 

Tickets for brunch + bus: $60.00 - For tickets or more information contact Kenna @ 325.762.2269 or khogan@theojac.org.



Focus Lecture: The Work of Carl Hertzog- Interwoven and Albany

Focus Lecture: The Work of Carl Hertzog- Interwoven and Albany

The Robert E. Nail Jr. Archives is home to the Sallie Reynolds Matthews Ranching Collection. This collection of furniture, books, and artifacts centers on the headquarters of the Matthews' historic Lambshead Ranch and other area ranches and honors both its namesake, author of Interwoven, and her youngest child, Watkins (Watt) Reynolds Matthews.  

Visitors are invited to enjoy an afternoon of lively discussion and light refreshments at the OJAC Spring Focus Lecture on Saturday, April, 7th. 

Jason Dean, the Director of Special Collections and Archives at Southwestern University will be at the OJAC to share about the work of Carl Hertzog. Carl Hertzog defined the look of Texas, and West Texas in his work as a book designer and publisher. 

 Photo by Matt Reynolds.

Photo by Matt Reynolds.

This talk will focus on Hertzog's 1958 reprinting of Sallie Reynolds Matthews' Interwoven. Using Hertzog's own papers, Dean will share how Hertzog created this book, as well as his other work for the Matthews family and the Fandangle

 This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The OJAC Focus Lecture Series is a quarterly offering of presentations by artists, speakers and historians on a variety of social, cultural and historical topics ranging from the visual arts to community and Texas History.

This lecture will be in the Stasney Center for Education. This event is free and open to the public.

Slow Art Day- Sponsored by OJAC Jr. Docents

Slow Art Day- Sponsored by OJAC Jr. Docents

Slow Art Day is the global all-volunteer event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.

Each year,  our Junior Docent Corps hosts SLOW ART DAY at the OJAC.

Why Slow?

When people look slowly at a piece of art they make discoveries. The typical museum-goer spends only a few seconds glancing at a work of art--not enough time to really engage (discover details, consider context, make personal connections) with each object.

How Does It work?

One day each year in April- people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly.

At the OJAC, visitors will be presented with a Gallery Guide of questions and activities created by the Junior Docent Corps, and will find these students stationed at different works of art though out the galleries.

Junior Docents will engage visitors in thoughtful conversations and fun activities they have planned and researched. Visitors are encouraged to Slow Down, look, discuss and enjoy!

JOIN US for this special event to support your local museum and it's Junior Docent Corps!

Third Thursday Studio

Third Thursday Studio

Old Jail Art Center (map)

Each Third Thursday, Adult visitors are invited to "try-out" a new art medium (from paint to clay, stained glass, weaving, welding, encaustic... just to name a few!)

This month, bring a friend and explore Advanced Weaving technique! Susan Cooper of Spero Designs is back to refresh our weaving memory and teach us a few new skills.

Participants create with an experienced educator in a fun and laid-back workshop environment. BYOB!

$15 members I $20 non-members
All supplies provided
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Family Festival: Kodomo no Hi

Family Festival: Kodomo no Hi

Bring the whole family and explore Kodomo no Hi (Children's Day in Japan!)

Enjoy traditional crafts, games, food and music from this centuries-old Japanese celebration honoring the joys of childhood. 

Create your own Kokeshi portrait, Kabuto helmet, and Mon (Family Crest).

Try your hand at Kendama and Yoyo Tsuri games, then indulge in a lucky Sweet Iris Foot bath!

Go on a virtual scavenger hunt for Japanese artifacts and then take a swing at our Koinobori-Pinata!

Student artwork from Region 14 will be on view in the Stasney Center for Education.

This Family Festival is FREE and open to the public