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: 
4/29/2017 - 9/3/2017

Left: Study "Away roared the motorboat," The Glorious Flight, 1983, watercolor and gouache on illustration board, © Alice and Martin Provensen

The Provensens made their mark as illustrators of such hugely popular books as The Color Kittens and A Child’s Garden of Verses. Known for their wit and contemporary design sense, their artwork deepened over the years with books like The Iliad and the Odyssey! and The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX) and sponsored at Joslyn Art Museum by Fran and Rich Juro.

Janet Biggs
6/3/2017 - 9/10/2017
Left: Janet Biggs (American, born 1959), A Step on the Sun, 2012, single-channel HD video, 16:9 format, 9:05 minutes, edition 2 of 5 + 2 AP. Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York.

Janet Biggs creates videos, photographs, and performances that study the capacity of the human body to withstand intense physical demands. Her recent work has taken her to some of the most extreme environments in the world, including the Arctic Circle, a desert in China, and northern Ethiopia. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.
6/4/2017 - 9/10/2017
Exhibition produced by the Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum, Paris Musées, in association with the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.

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!