Modernist Masters, Contemporary Icons: Highlights from the Old Jail Art Center at The Rockwell Museum, February 3 – April 23, 2017

“An intimate collection of American masterworks from the Old Jail Art Center (OJAC) in Albany, TX, Modern Masters, Contemporary Icons includes works by the most highly acclaimed American artists in history. Work by American greats like Grant Wood, Alexander Calder, and Thomas Hart-Benton will be presented for the first time at The Rockwell. Other artists, familiar to The Rockwell’s collection like Fritz Scholder, John Marin and James Audobon, are also included – providing a new dialogue with The Rockwell’s modernist water colors, works on paper and sculpture. Comprised of 33 modernist works of landscape, portraiture, nudists, modern life stills and wildlife, this exhibition celebrates the work of the most honored American art masters of our time.” — The Rockwell Museum

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Charles Demuth. Three Figures on a Beach, 1934. Watercolor and graphite on paper. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center. Bequest of Bill Bomar known as the Jewel Nail Bomar and William P. Bomar, Jr. Collection

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Arthur G. Dove. Sunrise IV, 1937. Watercolor on paper. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center. Gift of Bill Bomar

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Thomas Hart Benton. Fire in the Barnyard, 1944. Lithograph on paper. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center. Gift of Bill Bomar

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Robert Rauschenberg. Autobiography, 1968. Offset lithograph on paper. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center. Gift of the Arch H. and Stella Rowan Foundation in Honor of Bob Green

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Robert Rauschenberg. Autobiography, 1968. Offset lithograph on paper. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center. Gift of the Arch H. and Stella Rowan Foundation in Honor of Bob Green

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Robert Rauschenberg. Autobiography, 1968. Offset lithograph on paper. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center. Gift of the Arch H. and Stella Rowan Foundation in Honor of Bob Green

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Alexander Calder. Mobile, 15 Leaf, n.d. Wire, sheet metal, enamel. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center. Bequest of Bill Bomar known as the Jewel Nail Bomar & William P. Bomar, Jr. Collection

Images courtesy The Rockwell Museum