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: Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), The Conch Divers, 1885, watercolor, blotting, lifting, and scraping, over graphite, 13-13/16 x 20 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Art. See Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Art at Joslyn Art Museum, October 7, 2017–January 7, 2018.

Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
10/7/2017 - 1/7/2018
Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Left: Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri; Italian, Bologna, 1591-1666), Hercules, 1641-1642, pen and brown ink, 7-1/4 x 6-3/4 in., Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Drawings, watercolors, oil sketches, and pastels dating from the Middle Ages to the present day reveal the distinct hand and inspired touch of the most important artists from the past five centuries. Examples from Guercino, Tiepolo, Delacroix, Degas, Kollwitz, Nolde, Hopper, and Ruscha, among others, provide extraordinary views into the creative process.

This exhibition will have a ticket fee: $10 for adults, $5 for college students with valid ID (tickets for those with a UNMC student ID are free). Free for members and youth ages 17 and younger. Free weekend for all college students (with valid ID): November 4 & 5, 2017. Join today to see it free!

10/7/2017 - 1/7/2018

Left: Svenja Deininger (born 1974, Vienna, Austria), Untitled, 2014, oil on canvas, 11 x 8 1/2 inches, Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York. © Svenja Deininger

Svenja Deininger’s elegant, intimate canvases offer a unique brand of cool abstraction. Through an arduous process that involves repetitive coating, scraping, varnishing, and stripping, Deininger achieves layered surfaces that slowly reveal the secrets of their making. Balancing bold hues with variations on white, her paintings contemplate the singular power of color. A Riley Contemporary Artists Project (CAP) Gallery exhibition.

10/14/2017 - 1/14/2018
Left: Cover art for Locomotive, 2013, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, and gouache, © Brian Floca

A retrospective exhibition of original art from Caldecott Medal-winning artist Brian Floca. See illustrations from more than twenty children’s books, including The Racecar Alphabet, Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, Locomotive, and Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas.

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX) and sponsored at Joslyn Art Museum by Fran and Rich Juro.