Sherman Museum shows Jazz exhibit

The Sherman Museum opened its 2013 exhibit series with a collaborative effort entitled “Sherman Jazz.” The exhibit highlights collections from the Sherman Jazz Museum, including trumpets played by renowned musicians such as Al Hirt and Wynton Marsalis, and is designed make the visitor want to tap his toes and hum an old favorite hit. Sculptures, albums, posters and more complete the exhibit.

Such a musical exhibit normally is housed at the Sherman Jazz Museum, 201 E. Lamar. While that building is being renovated, a few of its many collections will be featured at The Sherman Museum, just a few blocks away at 301 S. Walnut.

“We had this great opportunity to use some of our space to promote jazz in Sherman and to bring something special to residents,” said Dan Steelman, Sherman Museum director. “The Sherman Museum is open more hours each week than the Jazz Museum, and this was a great opportunity to let residents view their collections during their construction period. Their director, Bill Collins, and I have worked together to build arts and culture for the Sherman community.”

Sherman Jazz exhibit will continue through May and will include a members-only jazz party in February at the culmination of the Sherman Museum’s 2013 membership drive. The Museum open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details are available at