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: Artist Unknown, France, Bracelet, 1820–30, amethysts and gold; Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, ODUT 01955; © Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet. See Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris at Joslyn Art Museum, June 4–September 10, 2017.

Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
4/29/2017 - 9/17/2017

Left: Study "Away roared the motorboat," The Glorious Flight, 1983, watercolor and gouache on illustration board, © Alice and Martin Provensen

The Provensens made their mark as illustrators of such hugely popular books as The Color Kittens and A Child’s Garden of Verses. Known for their wit and contemporary design sense, their artwork deepened over the years with books like The Iliad and the Odyssey! and The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.

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

6/3/2017 - 9/10/2017
Left: Janet Biggs (American, born 1959), A Step on the Sun, 2012, single-channel HD video, 16:9 format, 9:05 minutes, edition 2 of 5 + 2 AP. Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York.

Janet Biggs creates videos, photographs, and performances that study the capacity of the human body to withstand intense physical demands. Her recent work has taken her to some of the most extreme environments in the world, including the Arctic Circle, a desert in China, and northern Ethiopia. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.

6/4/2017 - 9/10/2017
Exhibition produced by the Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum, Paris Musées, in association with the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.

Left: Lucien Falize (1829-1897), Neo-Renaissance Pendant, c. 1880, gold, diamonds, tourmaline, pearl, enamel, 7.7 x 4.8 cm, Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris © Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet

Bijoux Parisiens explores the intersection of French fashion, art, and history through nearly 70 works of jewelry and over 100 original design paintings, fashion prints, and photographs. Elegant brooches, necklaces, and bracelets forged from precious materials reflect the same aesthetic, social, and political concerns that drove major artists from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century.

This exhibition will have a ticket fee. Free for members, youth ages 17 and younger, & college students with ID. See it first and see it free - click here to become a member today!