Upcoming Exhibitions

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 free with regular Museum admission (exhibitions with an additional entrance fee are noted).



What's Pictured:
William Merritt Chase (American, 1849-1916), The Pot Hunter (The Road through the Fields; The Hunter), ca. 1894, oil on canvas, 16 1/4 x 24 1/8 in., The Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York. Purchase Fund and Gift of Mr. Frank Sherer, 1974.5. See Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art at Joslyn Art Museum, February 12–May 7, 2017.


Below are upcoming exhibitions: 
2/11/2017 - 5/7/2017

Left: Virginia Beahan (American, born 1946), Christina and Gram on Thanksgiving, New Hampshire, 2004, chromogenic development print, 18 x 23 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

In late 2002, Virginia Beahan and her husband moved her ailing 88-year-old mother into their home. Turning to her camera to help navigate this challenging situation, Beahan’s photographs of her family are a compassionate document of an alternately joyous, demanding, and painful story. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.


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2/12/2017 - 5/7/2017
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Left: Alexander Pope (American, 1849-1924), The Wild Swan, 1900, oil on canvas, 57 x 44 1/2 inches, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Museum purchase, gifts from members of the Boards of Trustees, The M.H. de Young Museum Society, the Patrons of Art and Music, Friends of the Museums, and by exchange, Sir Joseph Duveen, 72.28

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons is the first major exhibition to explore American artists' fascination with hunters, fishermen, and the sporting life in paintings and sculptures from the 1820s through the 1940s. Illuminating changing ideas about place, national identity, community, wildlife, and the environment, the exhibition offers compelling new insights into these meaningful pastimes.

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!

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Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris
6/4/2017 - 9/10/2017
 
Organized by the Petit Palais, Paris, in association with Joslyn Art Museum and Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Memphis, TN).

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!
Marks of Genius: 100 Extraordinary Drawings from the Minneapolis Institute of Art
10/8/2017 - 1/7/2018
Organized by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Left: Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), 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. 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!