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: John Constable (1776–1837), Yarmouth Pier (detail), ca. 1820–22, oil on paper laid on canvas, 11 1/2 x 19 1/2 in., The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum, TL-18482. See Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection at Joslyn Art Museum, June 2–September 9, 2018.

Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
5/19/2018 - 8/19/2018
Left: Cover art for How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?, 2007, acrylic, © Mark Teague

A showcase of original art from author-illustrator Mark Teague’s How Do Dinosaurs series, the La Rue stories, and many more picture books that find humor in the everyday events of childhood. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.

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

6/2/2018 - 9/9/2018
Left: Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641), Dorothy, Lady Dacre, ca. 1633, oil on canvas, 50 x 40 in.,The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum.

Discover fifty masterworks from the most significant private collection of British art in the United States, housed at the Denver Art Museum. Devotional images, history paintings, portraits, landscapes, and sporting scenes by renowned artists, including Anthony van Dyck, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, and John Singer Sargent, trace the unique and captivating development of painting in England over six centuries.

This exhibition will have a ticket fee. $10 general public adults; $5 college students with ID; free for Joslyn members and youth ages 17 and younger.

Organized by the Denver Art Museum. The exhibition is made possible by the Berger Collection Educational Trust.

6/2/2018 - 9/9/2018
Left: Arlene Shechet (b. 1951), Long Form, 2017, glazed ceramic, wood, painted steel, 46-1/2 x 28 x 14 in., © Arlene Shechet, courtesy Pace Gallery; photo: Phoebe d'Heurle

Arlene Shechet’s (American, b. 1951) whimsical, mixed-media sculptures question the boundaries of decorative arts by resisting conventional techniques for working with ceramics. Her objects frequently introduce materials not typically joined with ceramic, such as steel and wood. These unusual pairings reflect Shechet’s interest in conflating sculpture and base, and provide the opportunity to explore surface texture, shape, and color. Chromatic experimentation is particularly important for Shechet, whose masterful glazing offsets her intentionally imperfect compositions. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.