Special Exhibitions at Joslyn
Joslyn Art Museum hosts a selection of temporary special exhibitions annually. These feature works from other museums, institutions, and private collections worldwide, or represent an aspect of Joslyn's own permanent collection. Special exhibitions are limited-time engagements and are most often are included in Joslyn's free general admission (exhibitions with an additional entrance fee are noted).



What's Pictured: William Ranney (American, 1813–1857), Advice on the Prairie, 1853, oil on canvas, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, Gift of Mrs. J. Maxwell Moran, 10.91, on view in the special exhibition Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, November 15, 2015–April 17, 2016


Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
11/14/2015 - 4/17/2016

Left: Brad Kahlhamer. Photo by Mitch Epstein, courtesy the artist.

Brad Kahlhamer draws from a variety of sources, including Native American traditions, punk rock, graffiti, country western music, and comic books, as well as Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. He strives to create what he calls the “Third Place,” a mythological world where life and imagination co-exist. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.

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11/15/2015 - 4/17/2016
 
Organized by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Left: Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822-1899), Col. William F. Cody, 1889, oil on canvas, 18 ½ x 15 ¼ inches, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, Given in memory of William R. Coe and Mai Rogers Coe, 8.66.

Few aspects of American history have had a more lasting impact than the exploration and settlement of the western frontier. Go West! considers evolving notions of the American West through 90 paintings, sculptures, and American Indian artifacts created between the 1830s and the 1920s, from the West’s earliest visual history to the creation of its powerful romantic legacy.

This exhibition will have a ticket fee. Free for members, youth ages 17 and younger, & college students with ID. Click here to become a member today!

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1/16/2016 - 5/15/2016

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX).

Left: Cover from The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, 2012, digital, © William Joyce

This exhibition features art by author, illustrator, and Academy Award-winning animated short filmmaker William Joyce. Included are over 70 original ink, graphite, acrylic, and digital illustrations for some of Joyce’s early books - George Shrinks, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, and The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs – and featuring his recent The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and The Guardians of Childhood book series which explores the magical world of characters like Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North, Sandman, Toothiana, E. Aster Bunnymund, and Jack Frost. Sample preliminary sketches, a storyboard, concept art for a movie version of a book, and art from Joyce’s childhood will also be on view.

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