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:
"Last year I went back to the farm," from Music for Alice, 2004, watercolor on paper, © Allen Say, on view in the special exhibition Journey of Memory: Allen Say, April 11–August 9, 2015

Below are upcoming exhibitions: 
Journey of Memory: Allen Say
4/11/2015 - 8/9/2015

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX). Sponsored by an anonymous donor. An Omaha Sister Cities 50th Anniversary event.

Left: "He was surprised to see that they were two small children," from Home of the Brave, 2002, watercolor on paper, © Allen Say

Author and illustrator of more than twenty books - including Grandfather's Journey (1993), which won the Caldecott Medal in 1994 - Allen Say has spent much of his career exploring the rich divide between his Japanese youth and his American coming of age. It is his ability to convey sentiments of alienation and dislocation, in ways that speak directly to children, that makes his books so remarkable. The exhibition explores both the technical mastery and thematic complexity of this prolific artist and author.
Kon Trubkovich
6/20/2015 - 10/11/2015

Left: Kon Trubkovich. Photo by Jesse Frohman, courtesy the artist.

Working across media, Kon Trubkovich reflects on the nature of memory and personal history. A Russian immigrant who relocated to the United States as a boy, Trubkovich is interested in the notion of the disconnections – from places, people, and experiences – that occur throughout life. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.
6/21/2015 - 10/11/2015

Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln
will showcase artists living and working in the region today. Nebraska’s two largest cities are home to vibrant and expansive artistic communities, spurred forward by an engaged and enthusiastic audience. Reflecting diverse lives and concerns, this exhibition investigates a range of media and styles and will address varied themes, including personal narrative, the social landscape, environmental issues, and contemporary approaches to painting. A total of 37 artists are featured in the exhibition, selected by a jury led by Karin Campbell, Joslyn Art Museum’s Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, and Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

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!

Brad Kahlhamer
11/14/2015 - 4/17/2016

Left: Brad Kahlhamer. Photo by Mitch Epstein, courtesy the artist.

Brad Kahlhamer draws from a variety of sources, including Native American traditions, punk rock, graffiti, country western music, and comic books, as well as Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. He strives to create what he calls the “Third Place,” a mythological world where life and imagination co-exist. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.
Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
11/15/2015 - 4/17/2016
Organized by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Left: Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822-1899), Col. William F. Cody, 1889, oil on canvas, 18 ½ x 15 ¼ inches, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, Given in memory of William R. Coe and Mai Rogers Coe, 8.66.

Few aspects of American history have had a more lasting impact than the exploration and settlement of the western frontier. Go West! considers evolving notions of the American West through 90 paintings, sculptures, and American Indian artifacts created between the 1830s and the 1920s, from the West’s earliest visual history to the creation of its powerful romantic legacy.

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!