Third Thursday Studio

Third Thursday Studio

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!)

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

This month, bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite your friends, and join one of the OJAC’s own instructors as we explore an art form that is centuries old. Drypoint is a simple yet sophisticated printing process with endless possibilities. Create a unique set of stationary from your own hand-carved printing plate. Each card will be a one of a kind print that is sure to be a special gift for anyone who receives it. 

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Homeschool Family Friday

Homeschool Family Friday

Home based Educators and Students are invited to an artful afternoon of curriculum enrichment.

This FREE monthly family program allows adults and children to participate together in meaningful gallery and art-making experiences. 

Contact mmerck@theojac.org or 325.762.2936 to reserve your group's spot!

September's theme is Hispanic Heritage Month with a focus on ancient Aztec culture. Students will explore the origin, purpose, and traditions of Aztec body art. After viewing pieces in the OJAC collection, students will create their own stamps and Aztec self-portraits.

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After School Drop-In

After School Drop-In

Drop in! after school at the OJAC

Students ages 5-12 (with accompanying adult) are invited to enjoy a FREE snack, story and craft together!

Come and go between 3:30-5 pm


This month, students will experience the Festival of Lights called Diwali! 

Students will explore the origin, traditions, and culture of this ancient celebration. Inspired by pieces in the OJAC collection, students will create their own Thali Plate to decorate their Diwali table. 

Food For Thought Video Series

Food For Thought Video Series

On second Tuesdays, escape from the office at lunch-hour to enjoy artful videos and conversation at the museum!

Bring your brown bag lunch and join us at noon. Beverages and light dessert provided. 

Videos range from arts and culture documentaries, to blockbusters with an art-historical twist! 

This month's feature: 

The World's Most Expensive Paintings, a BBC Documentary

What makes a piece of art worth tens of millions dollars at auction? A number of things, but not always the things that you'd think. BBC's The World's Most Expensive Paintings chronicles the world's ten most valuable paintings, by way of journalist Alastair Sooke's guided tour of the collectors, locales, and Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses that link these great pieces of art together. 

Family Festival: Diwali

Family Festival: Diwali

Bring the whole family and explore Diwali, the Festival of Lights! 

Investigate collection artifacts and Enjoy traditional crafts, games, food and music from India!

Get a henna tattoo and take a swing at our "Rangoli- Piñata"!

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

Book Signing: Watt Casey Jr. Photography

Book Signing: Watt Casey Jr. Photography

 My Guitar is a Camera will be available for purchase November 1, 2017! 

"An exceptional body of work, this is a historical record of the fleeting nature of greatness and the moments when the worlds of the Delta, Texas, Chicago blues, rock 'n' roll, and jazz actually came together" - Steve Miller 

"My Guitar Is a Camera provides a rich visual history of the vibrant live music scene in Austin and beyond during the 1970s and early 1980s, allowing Casey's lens to reveal both the stage, awash in spotlights and crowd noise, and the more intimate backstage moments, where entertainers hold forth to interviewers and friends. As Outlaw Country's cosmic cowboys mixed with East Coast rockers, Chicago bluesmen, and West Coast hippies, Watt Casey roamed at will, capturing the people, places, and happenings that blended to foster Austin's emerging reputation as 'Live Music Capital of the World.' " 

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Watt M. Casey Jr. is a professional photographer and cattlemen from Albany, Texas. His work is featured in the Grammy's Museum's touring exhibit Pride and Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan and also appears in CDs, box sets, music books, and other publications.