This November, Joslyn opens Art Works,
an entirely new and engaging
center for art exploration. Located on the Memorial Building’s lower
level, Art Works features hands-on activity stations and art-making
projects in an accessible space designed for multigenerational appeal.
Every Joslyn visitor can use this amazing resource, and it is included
in free general Museum admission.
In her recent article on the arts
and education (August 19, Hartford Courant
), Gina Barreca noted that,
through art, “connections (are) forged between people who would
otherwise remain strangers.” People meet “themselves and others
instinctively in the arts” through tactile and sensory exploration. Art
Works is a gathering place that offers that opportunity — a place to
develop deeper relationships with others and art — at Joslyn. The Museum
extends its deepest thanks to Barbara and Wally Weitz and their family
for the gift that made this new initiative, unique to Omaha, a reality. If you have not yet joined Joslyn, be sure to do so
for a sneak peek of Art Works. The space will be open exclusively to members this November 15 through 26. Art Works opens to the public on November 28.
fall, we are delighted to present an array of traveling exhibitions
throughout the Museum. From the sculpture in various media and woven
rope columns of Orly Genger
in the Riley Contemporary Artists Project
(CAP) Gallery to the reopening of the Mind’s Eye Gallery with
an exhibition devoted to the art of graphic novels for young people,
there is much to experience.
Highly anticipated is In Living Color: Andy Warhol & Contemporary Printmaking from theCollections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation.
The rich and diverse collections of Jordan Schnitzer and his
family foundation represent the largest private grouping of prints in
the United States. Collecting since the age of 14, Jordan is a champion
of the art of our time and an active and generous philanthropist. I encourage everyone to visit the exhibition often and
spread the word about Warhol at Joslyn. This is a ticketed exhibition,
free to Joslyn members, so remember to join or renew your membership if it is
expiring this fall so you do not miss a thing. In addition to the
exhibition, Warhol and the other featured exhibition artists are
inspiring our presentation of a number of informative and entertaining
Pop programs this fall. Be sure to join in the fun!
See you in the galleries!
Jack Becker, Ph.D.
Executive Director & CEO