Throughout the gray days of the Midwestern winter, we have had some extraordinary exhibitions lifting our spirits. The paintings from the Whitney have been an inspiration, as have William Wylie’s photographs. Jennifer Steinkamp’s Madame Curie has delighted visitors with its vibrant spring colors. The buzz generated by this video installation inspired us to consider extending the exhibition. Popular demand has prevailed, and you can see it for an extra four weeks as it now remains in the galleries through June 9.
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Coming to Joslyn that weekend is an exhibition of French masterworks from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens in Memphis. Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and important exhibitions at the Museum in years, Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color brings works by Cézanne, Chagall, Degas, Gauguin, Matisse, Monet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec to Omaha. Following an elegant gala on June 7, the public opening is June 8, building to a memorable members opening that evening with special guest Kevin Sharp, director of the Dixon. I encourage you not to miss a moment.
Keeping pace with the activity in the galleries is an array of programming. I am struck by the number of amazing collaborations in which the Museum is engaged. As a leader in the arts and arts education in Omaha, we are furthering our mission through partnerships with other arts organizations, school and college students, university faculty, UNMC, businesses, and city tourism.
Last but not least, I am so pleased that soon Joslyn Art Museum will offer free general admission. I made this announcement on April 10, and now we look forward to May 25, 2013, when free admission begins.
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See you in the galleries!
Jack Becker, Ph.D.
Executive Director & CEO