To become a member, choose an option below and pay through our secure online system

or if you prefer, print and fill out this form and mail to: 

Kenna Hogan, Old Jail Art Center, 201 South 2nd Street, Albany, Texas 76430.

from 25.00

All membership levels include invitations to exhibition previews and special membership events, advanced notification of special programs and lectures, newsletter, and 10% discount on Museum Shop Merchandise. 

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The Old Jail Inmates are a new generation of Albany and Old Jail supporters in their 20s, 30s, and 40s - Albany natives, new residents, art lovers all over the world, and anyone with ties to the Albany heritage.

The Inmates enjoy exclusive social, cultural and educational events planned by the Old Jail. Proposed events throughout the year include casual outdoor events in Albany, hometown parties throughout the state, Albany tours, fun swag and much more!

Join our Facebook Group to stay current.

View Membership Levels at left to join this affinity group.



High School and Undergraduate

The museum hosts four, paid High School Internships each year for the Fall, Spring and Summer Semesters. 

High School Interns must be current Juniors or Seniors. Interns work 5 hours a week (flexible to school schedules) in the Education Department. Tasks include event set-up, supply prep for school and family programs, project sample creation and visitor service during family events. 

If interested, fill out this online form.

The museum offers two, 10-week Undergraduate Internships each Spring, Summer and Fall Semester.

Undergraduate Interns must be currently enrolled in an arts-related program (Art History, Museum Studies, Museum Science, Studio Art, Art Education, etc.) Internships are project-based (with the intention of providing a project for resume or portfolio) and require 7 hours of on-site work each week. Flexible start date and workdays to be determined upon offer and acceptance of appointment.

2016-2017 Application deadlines are as following:

Fall 2016 Internships             September 23
Spring 2017 Internships        December 2
Summer 2017 Internships     May 20

If interested, fill out this online form.



OJAC DOcent corps 

The Old Jail Art Center welcomes volunteers-women and men-to join its Docent Program, currently some 50-strong. Join our Corps today to meet new friends, explore a variety of art and cultures and to enjoy trips and other benefits!


  • Be a member of the museum (Membership begins at $25)
  • Be a member of one of the six Docent Committees
  • Attend a monthly meeting (for exhibit training, etc.)
  • Work one weekend shift per quarter
  • Work a shift during Fandangle weeks (last two weeks in June)
  • Volunteer time and talents for museum events


  • Monthly art education and collection-talks
  • Seasonal day and weekend trips
  • Merchandise discounts

CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT ONLINE APPLICATION                                         or contact Education Director at 325.762.2936 for information and application packet.



The Old Jail Art Center has received many gracious donations of art, time, talent and funds over the years. Many donations have come in the form of bequests from estates. In fact, over 98% of the permanent art collection has come to the Old Jail Art Center from donations and/or bequests. The Old Jail Art Center greatly appreciates these contributions. Please consider supporting the Old Jail Art Center this year with a donation.



It is simple to leave a bequest to the Old Jail Art Center. Just include the Old Jail Art Center in your will or designate the Old Jail Art Center as a beneficiary of your IRA or insurance policies.  Call our director, at (325) 762-2269 for a confidential discussion about your charitable intentions and/or specific needs at the Old Jail Art Center that you would like to support.  

The following legal wording is suggested for use in a will:

"I give, devise and bequeath the following  _______________________ (describe the assets which are the subject of the bequest; for example, a stated sum or the residue of the estate or a percentage of the residue of the estate)  to the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas, a Texas nonprofit corporation."