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!
- Over 120 entries were received from artists from around the country. Sixty selected artists have received their sections of the historic oak and are working now to reimagine its rich heritage and bring it into the future with their own artistic vision.
“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
President Lyndon Baines Johnson had a deep attachment to place, heritage, and nature. In particular, he had a deep connection to his beloved ranch in Stonewall, Texas—where he was born, lived, and spent over one-quarter of his presidency.
The ranch was his respite, but it was also his workplace: he held important meetings with his Cabinet, international dignitaries, celebrities, and friends.
Many of these events,...more
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
The culmination of The Cabinet Oak Project will be a celebration in the spring of 2023. The event will include a live auction, delicious food, drinks and entertainment.
Sponsorships are available; all sponsors will receive complimentary admission to the live auction and celebration event, and public recognition for their contributions...more