Member Appreciation Month

Member Appreciation Month

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February is Member Appreciation Month at the OJAC! 

Our members play an integral role in allowing the OJAC to provide art for all that is free for all.

Members: Please enjoy these exclusive opportunities during our Member Appreciation Month!

  • Extra savings! Get 20% off one item in the OJAC Shop!  
  • FREE giveaway during your visit to the museum!

We are truly grateful for the support of our members, and hope to see you at our upcoming events! 

Questions? Contact us @ 325.762.2269 or 



Family Festival: West African Heritage

Family Festival: West African Heritage

Bring the whole family and explore West African Culture! 

Enjoy FREE crafts, games, food and music inspired by West African countries. Investigate artifacts from the countries of Mali, Cameroon and the Ivory Coast. 

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

2018 Student Art Show Reception

2018 Student Art Show Reception

Since 2008, the museum has celebrated Youth Art Month by hosting a Student Art Show Competition for ages 13-18. This competition is named Talking Back, and it provides local teens the opportunity to explore the OJAC collection of art and artifacts and create their own work in response. 

In January, OJAC educators visited Junior and Senior High Schools throughout Region 14 to present five artists from the museum's collection. Students will explore the work of each artist, focusing on the process and the themes/ideas behind each piece that communicates with the work. 

Talking Back is unique because it is both created and juried by teens. Each Spring, the museums Junior Docent Corps jury and curate the show, as well as organize for prizes and an exhibit opening reception. With help from education department staff, the Junior Docents consider various criteria as they critique each piece. This is one of the most important experiences in our Junior Docents program, as the students gain valuable Visual and Critical Thinking Skills! They choose one winner for each response category and present a certificate and prizes that they have secured from local businesses. 

March is a a very special time at the OJAC. Our Stasney Center for Education is a popular place for families, and the museum staff is delighted to view the collection through the eyes of our youngest visitors! 

Join us for the opening of this special exhibition of student work at 2 pm on Saturday March 10th. Awards ceremony and refreshments will take place at 2:30 pm.  


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: Christoph Niemann: Illustration

A profile on renowned artist and designer Christoph Niemann. Christoph is an illustrator and his work with abstraction and interactivity in various mediums has gained him great success including his many cover illustrations for the New Yorker magazine and much more.