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: Thomas Moran (American, born England, 1837-1926), The Great Blue Spring from The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Regions of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah, 1876, chromolithograph on paper, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Gift of Gail and Michael Yanney and Lisa and Bill Roskens, 2001.40.2


Below are upcoming exhibitions: 
5/3/2014 - 8/23/2014
Organized by SkyWindWorld

Left: Crows Stealing the Buffalo Ponies (artist: John Pollock; Billings, MT)

Thirty kites commemorating Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery Expedition will be on view throughout the metro area. Commissioned from America's most renowned kite builders, imagery for these kites is informed by the explorers' journal notes on the people and natural resources encountered on their journey and members of the Corps who traveled with them.

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6/7/2014 - 9/7/2014

Left: Thomas Moran (American, born England, 1837–1926), The Towers of Tower Falls from The Yellowstone National Park, and the Mountain Regions of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Utah, 1876, chromolithograph on paper, Joslyn Art Museum, Gift of Gail and Michael Yanney and Lisa and Bill Roskens, 2001.40.9

In 1876, Louis Prang published a portfolio of fifteen chromolithographs after watercolors by the renowned painter Thomas Moran. Released to coincide with the nation’s centennial, this was one of the first illustrated publications about the West to be printed in color, helping to transform our understanding of the region from an alien wilderness to a central part of our national identity.

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6/7/2014 - 9/7/2014

Left: Mark di Suvero, Figolu, 2005–11, steel, Private collection. This example of Mark di Suvero's work was featured in the 2011 New York exhibition Mark di Suvero at Governors Island: Presented by Storm King Art Center.

Coinciding with the installation of a monumental sculpture by Mark di Suvero commissioned by the Iowa West Foundation for Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park in Council Bluffs, Joslyn presents this complementary exhibition of the artist’s work, including studies for the Tom Hanafan River’s Edge commission, smaller sculptures, and prints.

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James Nares
6/21/2014 - 9/21/2014

Left: James Nares. Photo by Elizabeth Blake, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Street,
a mesmerizing 61-minute high-definition video filmed on the streets of New York City over the course of a week in September 2011, creates a fluid narrative that transforms people’s movements and gestures into an elegant, slow-motion choreography. It is accompanied by a soundtrack composed on acoustic 12-string guitar by Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore.

In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking
10/4/2014 - 1/11/2015

From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Left: Andy Warhol, Mao, 1972, Ed. 212/250, screenprint, 36 x 26 inches, Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Andy Warhol depicted the world with the volume turned up, challenging how we understand popular culture, politics, and consumer society. Andy Warhol in Living Color examines how his use of color impacts both subject and viewer, creating a dialogue between Warhol and nineteen contemporary artists who all use color to shape how we understand images.

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Orly Genger
10/18/2014 - 1/18/2015

Left: Orly Genger.

Orly Genger (b. New York, 1979) makes hand-knotted, painted rope sculptures that transform spaces into otherworldly environments. Often site-specific, Genger’s installations draw inspiration from across the history of art, from early twentieth-century masterpieces of Modern painting, to large-scale Land Art works, to the pared-down forms of Minimalist sculpture. This exhibition will feature Genger’s most recent work, which includes cast bronze sculptures, and a monumental woven sculpture.
BAM! It's a Picture Book: The Art Behind Graphic Novels
11/8/2014 - 3/29/2015

Left: One of Lincoln Peirce's illustrations for Big Nate.

Popular among young readers, graphic novels are known for their comic format. They are generally described as “sequential art,” where a series of illustrations tell the story, but, unlike newspaper comics, they are the length of a novel and include narrative development. This exhibition features the work of Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Mark Crilley, Matt Holm, Raina Telgemeier, and Lincoln Peirce.