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: "Hokey pokey," from Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, 1995,
oil, © William Joyce, on view in the special exhibition William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood, January 16–
May 15, 2016


Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
1/16/2016 - 5/22/2016

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

Left: Cover from The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, 2012, digital, © William Joyce

This exhibition features art by author, illustrator, and Academy Award-winning animated short filmmaker William Joyce. Included are over 70 original ink, graphite, acrylic, and digital illustrations for some of Joyce’s early books - George Shrinks, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, and The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs – and featuring his recent The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and The Guardians of Childhood book series which explores the magical world of characters like Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North, Sandman, Toothiana, E. Aster Bunnymund, and Jack Frost. Sample preliminary sketches, a storyboard, concept art for a movie version of a book, and art from Joyce’s childhood will also be on view.

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