Creating Art from a Branch of History
- The Cabinet Oak Project
- The Friends of the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park are honored to sponsor the Cabinet Oak Project, a juried art show to honor LBJ's legacy with wood from the Cabinet Oak as the artist's inspiration.
- We are excited to announce the Cabinet Oak Celebration and Auction will be on May 6, 2023 hosted by Garrison Brothers Distillery in Hye Texas! You can get your tickets here!
Over 120 entries were received from artists from around the country. More than fifty of those artists received sections of the historic oak and have reimagined its rich heritage, bringing it into the future with their own artistic visions.
- Our juror, Katie Robinson Edwards, PhD., will select a few pieces for special recognition and these pieces will be auctioned live at the Celebration and Auction. In addition to the opportunity to purchase art inspired by the Cabinet Oak, the event will feature music, a unique LBJ inspired buffet, complimentary beer and wine, the opportunity to purchase Garrison bourbon cocktails, and surprises. You will not want to miss it!
- Get Involved
- In addition to attending the celebration event. We invite you to participate by becoming a sponsor, by joining our Host Committee, and by bidding on the Cabinet Oak art through the online auction beginning in April. Watch for updates here.
“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves, and to others, the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.”
President Lyndon B. Johnson
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Juror and Art Advisers
Our Cabinet Oak Project juror and art advisers each offer wide-ranging experience, a distinct point of view and important contributions to critical art discourse and curatorial practice. They will share their thoughtful perspectives in selecting innovative artists and works throughout the process.
Katie Robinson Edwards, Ph.D.
Katie Robinson Edwards is the Executive...more
2023 Live Auction and Celebration
The culmination of The Cabinet Oak Project will be a celebration in the spring of 2023. The event will be hosted by Garrison Brothers Distillery and will include a live auction, delicious food, drinks and entertainment. Opportunities to purchase tickets to this unique event will be announced soon!