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: Isabel Lydia Whitney (American, 1884–1962), The Blue Peter (detail), 1927–1928, oil on canvas, 18 x 23 15/16 in. (45.7 x 60.8 cm), Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. James H. Hayes, 54.20, on view in the special exhibition American Moderns, 1910–1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell, February 8–May 17, 2015


Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
4/11/2015 - 8/9/2015

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX). Sponsored by an anonymous donor. An Omaha Sister Cities 50th Anniversary event.

Left: "He was surprised to see that they were two small children," from Home of the Brave, 2002, watercolor on paper, © Allen Say

Author and illustrator of more than twenty books - including Grandfather's Journey (1993), which won the Caldecott Medal in 1994 - Allen Say has spent much of his career exploring the rich divide between his Japanese youth and his American coming of age. It is his ability to convey sentiments of alienation and dislocation, in ways that speak directly to children, that makes his books so remarkable. The exhibition explores both the technical mastery and thematic complexity of this prolific artist and author.

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