Community Partnerships

is proud to work collaboratively with organizations in our community to present engaging programs that satisfy many interests and tastes. If you'd like to talk about partnership possibilities, please be in touch with Nancy Round, Director of Education and Outreach, at (402) 661-3859 or by email.

Find Us Around Town!

New American Arts Festival
Friday, August 3; 4–11 pm
Downtown Benson (Military Ave & Maple St)
The New American Arts Festival, a collaboration of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and Benson First Friday, highlights the visual and performing arts of Omaha's refugee and immigrant communities and includes workshops, live music, dance, a street market, and more! Joslyn will have its well-loved button machine ready to go and information on upcoming programs and workshops – come and see us! More on Facebook @newamericanartsfestival.

Maha Music Festival's Community Village
Friday & Saturday, August 17 & 18
evening on Friday, noon–dusk on Saturday
@ Aksarben Village
Joslyn's teen JAMbassadors and Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program will povide a collaborative art-making experience inspired by the tradition of quilt making. The final product will be installed in the Museum's Community Gallery. Visit the Maha website for more information on this year's event!

Sunday, August 26; 10 am–5 pm
@ New North Makerhood (11th & Cuming)
Joslyn will have a booth at this one-day celebration showcasing over 250 modern designers from across the Midwest. Celebrate the region's freshest talent surrounded by handmade artisans, food trucks, and beer gardens! Learn more here.

Outreach to Youth

Joslyn is partnering with NorthStar Foundation to provide visual arts instruction at its new facility. Weekly, Museum staff presents after-school classes with curriculum based on art the boys will see during gallery visits.

Museum staff provides weekly, off-site, visual arts instruction to students enrolled in Completely Kids after-school programming. Workshops provide students with the opportunity to learn about different artists and experiment with ideas and techniques inspired by works of art from Joslyn's collection and beyond!

An extension of the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program (KBMP), artists are mentoring groups at Boys Town National Research Hospital's East and West campuses to reach creative teens who are unable to visit Joslyn and Kent Bellows Studio.

Fashion Arts Program @ Yates Community Center
Joslyn offers a mentor-based Fashion Arts Program for New American teens in partnership with Yates Community Center. This program meets weekly and offers students time to develop their skills through artist-led mentorship while gaining professional, real-life experience as they explore their interests and consider a future in fashion.

Seven students from Joslyn's Fashion Arts Program at Yates exhibited works on the runway at Omaha Fashion Week's Student Night in February. Congratulations to Paw TaMwee Htoo who won the Student Night award this year! (pictured right image, second from left)

Art to Remember
An Art-Based Program for People Living with Memory Loss
Art to Remember gallery talks are designed for small groups of visitors with memory loss, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their friends or care partners. The program encourages participants to discover themselves while reminiscing, reflecting, or relating their own life stories to the thematic connections revealed in works of art. For more information, please email Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs. Art to Remember is a partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter.

New Outreach Program!
Joslyn welcomes a new partnership with the Stephen Center, an Omaha-based organization providing services that include addiction recovery, supportive and transitional housing, life skills classes, and an emergency shelter. Museum staff visits the Stephen Center twice a month, offering a hands-on art program for guests and residents.

Creative Workshop
Once a month Joslyn staff offers art-based programs for individuals at Siena Francis House. These programs take place at Joslyn Art Museum as well as off-site at the Siena Francis House campus. Workshops incorporate docent-led Museum tours, art-making, writing and reflection.

Art is sWELL

Once per month, Museum staff visits Nebraska Medicine to offer collection-related activities for pediatric patients and their families. This opportunity extends Joslyn's ongoing Passport Partners Program - benefiting students, faculty, and staff associated with the university and hospital - to now serve patients.

Partners Roll Call

To these and other groups Joslyn has joined forces with - past and present - we say thank you!

Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter
Anti-Defamation League
Archaeological Association of America (AIA)

Ballet Nebraska
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
Boy Scouts of America

Boys Town National Research Hospital
Child Saving Institute
City of Omaha
Clay Works
Completely KIDS

Creighton University
Design Alliance Omaha (daOMA)
Douglas County Youth Center
The Durham Museum
El Museo Latino
Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen Academy Alumni Association
Film Streams
Fontenelle Forest
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
Handweaver's Guild of Lincoln
Heart Ministry Center
House of Loom
Humanities Nebraska
Institute for Holocaust Education
Lauritzen Gardens
Learning Community Centers, North and South Omaha
Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail (U.S. National Park Service)
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
Maha Music Festival
Methodist Hospital
Midlands Mentoring Partnership
The Nature Conservancy
Nebraska Arts Council
Nebraskans for the Arts
Nebraska StoryArts
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
Nebraska Writers Collective
NET Television
New Century Art Guild
Oak View Mall
Omaha Children's Museum
Omaha Conservatory of Music
Omaha Creative Institute
Omaha Fashion Week
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Omaha Home for Boys
Omaha Public Library
Omaha Refugee Task Force
Omaha Sister Cities Association
Omaha Spinners and Weavers Guild
Omaha Symphony
Omaha Under the Radar
Opera Omaha
Project Everlast
Project Interfaith
Refugee Empowerment Center
The Rose Theater
Sheldon Museum of Art
Siena/Francis House
Union for Contemporary Art
University of Nebraska High School
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine
UNO's Nebraska Watershed Network, Service Learning Academy, and The Moving Company
Yates Community Center
Youth Emergency Services