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: (Above) Thomas Moran (American, born England, 1837-1926), The Great Blue Spring from The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Regions of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah, 1876, chromolithograph on paper, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Gift of Gail and Michael Yanney and Lisa and Bill Roskens, 2001.40.2, on view in the special exhibition Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran, June 7–September 7, 2014


Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
5/3/2014 - 8/23/2014
Organized by SkyWindWorld

Left: Crows Stealing the Buffalo Ponies (artist: John Pollock; Billings, MT)

Thirty kites commemorating Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery Expedition will be on view throughout the metro area. Commissioned from America's most renowned kite builders, imagery for these kites is informed by the explorers' journal notes on the people and natural resources encountered on their journey and members of the Corps who traveled with them.

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6/7/2014 - 9/7/2014

Left: Thomas Moran (American, born England, 1837–1926), The Towers of Tower Falls from The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Regions of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah, 1876, chromolithograph on paper, Joslyn Art Museum, Gift of Gail and Michael Yanney and Lisa and Bill Roskens, 2001.40.9

In 1876, Louis Prang published a portfolio of fifteen chromolithographs after watercolors by the renowned painter Thomas Moran. Released to coincide with the nation’s centennial, this was one of the first illustrated publications about the West to be printed in color, helping to transform our understanding of the region from an alien wilderness to a central part of our national identity.

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6/7/2014 - 9/7/2014

Left: Mark di Suvero, Untitled (model for Council Bluffs), 2010, Sharpie marker, marker, ink, and graphite on paper, Collection Mark di Suvero studio; Photograph Courtesy of the Artist and Spacetime C.C.; © JSP Photography

Coinciding with the installation of a monumental sculpture by Mark di Suvero commissioned by the Iowa West Foundation for Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs, Joslyn presents this complementary exhibition of the artist’s work, including studies for the Tom Hanafan River’s Edge commission, smaller sculptures, and prints.

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6/21/2014 - 9/21/2014

Left: James Nares. Photo by Elizabeth Blake, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Street,
a mesmerizing 61-minute high-definition video filmed on the streets of New York City over the course of a week in September 2011, creates a fluid narrative that transforms people’s movements and gestures into an elegant, slow-motion choreography. It is accompanied by a soundtrack composed on acoustic 12-string guitar by Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore.

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