Fort Worth Circle Goes to West Texas — Part 1: George Grammer at the Old Jail Art Center

George Grammer Old Jail Art Center

It has been six years since the Amon Carter Museum of American Art mounted the exhibition Intimate Modernism. The show, for the first time, put the Fort Worth Circle under a national spotlight. The group were together just for a few years, near the end of 1940’s. But their influence is long and their reach is … Continue reading Fort Worth Circle Goes to West Texas — Part 1: George Grammer at the Old Jail Art Center

George, You’re a Long Way from Philadelphia…

A table at the Old Jail Arts Center in Albany, Texas caught my eye. It's always nice when museums feature decorative arts, but it's especially nice when museums of this size include furniture. The round inlaid center table with a classical form features prominently our first president. I assumed being in this small town Texas … Continue reading George, You’re a Long Way from Philadelphia…

The Artist Behind the Collection — Bill Bomar and the Old Jail Art Center

The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

Albany is one of those small towns of Texas- by the time you read its name from a road sign, it's almost behind you. Its museum has an unassuming name – the Old Jail Art Center. You would expect to be surrounded by bluebonnets or longhorns paintings, and be ready to associate with it the … Continue reading The Artist Behind the Collection — Bill Bomar and the Old Jail Art Center