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:
Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic zones. 2015. Photo by Cristobal Zanartu. See Sheila Hicks at Joslyn Art Museum, June 5–September 4, 2016

Below are upcoming exhibitions: 
William Joyce: Guardian of Childhood
1/16/2016 - 5/15/2016

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.
Doug Aitken: migration (empire)
6/4/2016 - 9/4/2016

Left: Doug Aitken, migration (still), 2008, single video projection with billboard (steel and PVC projection screen, 24:28 minutes, © Doug Aitken, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles

For this spellbinding video, Aitken filmed animals in the incongruous setting of roadside motel rooms, reflecting the migratory patters of wildlife and illuminating tensions between the built and natural environments. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.
Sheila Hicks
6/5/2016 - 9/4/2016
Left: Sheila Hicks, Medusa, 2009, wool, 64 x 64 x 16 inches, Artwork © Sheila Hicks, image courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Drawing on traditions of weaving, architecture, fashion, and her own personal narrative, Sheila Hicks' fiber-based works reveal a remarkable understanding of color, line, and texture. The first major presentation of the artist's work in her home state of Nebraska, this exhibition will feature large hanging installations, free-standing sculptures, and weavings from across Hicks' prolific career.

This exhibition will have a ticket fee. Free for members, youth ages 17 and younger, & college students with ID. Join today to see it free!
Drawing Stories: The Picture Book Art of Marla Frazee
6/11/2016 - 9/18/2016

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

Left: Marla Frazee, "What if you could have a star?" (detail) from Stars, 2011.

Explore the art of author-illustrator and Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee. Watercolor and gouache paintings from All the World, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, Roller Coaster, Walk On!, and other books will be on view in this Mind's Eye Exhibition.