Community Partnerships
JOSLYN ART MUSEUM 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

StoryCorps Mobile Tour
April 16-May 15

StoryCorps' mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. Joslyn is proud to be the host site for the recording booth, which will be parked in the Museum's entrance turn-around on the east side of the building. Reservations are required to record an interview; visit for details.

StoryCorps Opening Day - Thursday, April 16 @ 10:30 am
Hear remarks, see the booth, and enjoy an activity and time with other StoryCorps fans. For more information, click here.
Presented in partnership with KIOS 91.5 FM and Omaha Public Library.

Saturday, April 18, 9 am-1 pm @ The Durham Museum

Joslyn gets geeky at the Nebraska Science Festival Public Expo, part of a multi-day celebration showcasing the diversity of science. Come check out the Museum's P.P.U. (Pigment Projectile Unit) to see paint bounce off the walls! Learn how to use the power of contained gas to make a glowing piece of abstract art. Admission to the Public Expo, held at The Durham Museum, is free, however tickets are required; visit

The Quilted Conscience

The Quilted Conscience Project (TQC Project) fosters creativity, respect, and friendship between immigrant/refugee children and traditional-American communities through special quilt workshops. Joslyn recently hosted a week-long workshop for twenty Karen students - most from camps along the Thai-Burma border and all now attending Benson High School. Working with volunteer quilters, each teen created two squares - a memory of their homeland and a dream for their future - to contribute to a "Dreams & Memories" story quilt.

Thursday, February 5 @ 6:30 pm - Joslyn Karen Quilt Unveiling 
Gather with students, their families, and the local quilters, to celebrate the completion of the Dreams & Memories Quilt. Free. All are welcome!

February 7-April 25 - Multi-Venue Quilt Exhibition
Joslyn's Karen quilt be displayed, adjacent to the Omaha Steaks Conference Room, along with five smaller Newcomer Quilts created by students from Grand Island Public Schools. Additionally, TQC Project quilt will be on view at these locations:
  • KANEKO (1111 Jones St.) - Sudan Dreams & Memories Quilt (from Lincoln Public Schools)
  • W. Dale Clark Main Library, Omaha Public Library (215 S. 15th St.) - Karen Dreams & Memories Quilt (from Lincoln Public Schools)
Free guided tour shuttle service to all three venues will be available on the following dates - details to come: February 28, March 14 and 28, April 11; 1-4 pm.

Outreach to Youth

Joslyn is partnering with NorthStar Foundation to provide visual arts instruction at its new facility. Three days per week, Museum staff presents 75-minute after-school classes with curriculum based on art the boys will see during gallery visits.

An extension of the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program (KBMP), artists are mentoring teens groups at Omaha Home for Boys and Boys Town National Research Hospital. This marks the KBMP's first foray into off-site mentor placement in an effort to reach creative teens who are unable to visit Joslyn and Kent Bellows Studio.

Oak View Kid's Club

Joslyn offers art-making for children and their families at Oak View Mall (3001 S. 114th St.) on the last Tuesday of each month, 10:30-11:30 am. Join the Museum's staff for this free, drop-in program and create "mini masterpieces" inspired by artwork from the galleries.

For more information, please visit

Finding a Voice

Joslyn staff welcomes guests and residents of the Siena/Francis House for monthly programs at the Museum. Participants in the shelter's addiction recovery program gather for gallery viewing, art-making, writing, and reflection.

Art is sWELL

Once per month, Museum staff visits The Nebraska Medical Center 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!
Anti-Defamation League
Archaeological Association of America (AIA)

Ballet Nebraska
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Boy Scouts of America

Boys Town
Clay Works
Completely KIDS

Creighton University
Design Alliance Omaha (daOMA)
The Durham Museum
El Museo Latino
Film Streams
Fontenelle Forest
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
Heart Ministry Center
House of Loom
Humanities Nebraska
Institute for Holocaust Education
Lauritzen Gardens
Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail (U.S. National Park Service)
Maha Music Festival
Methodist Hospital
Midlands Mentoring Partnership
The Nature Conservancy
Nebraska Arts Council
Nebraska Medical Center's Health and Wellness Club
Nebraskans for the Arts
Nebraska StoryArts
Omaha Children's Museum
Omaha Conservatory of Music
Omaha Creative Institute
Omaha Fashion Week
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Omaha Public Library
Omaha Symphony
Opera Omaha
Project Interfaith
Sheldon Museum of Art
Siena/Francis House
UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center
UNO's Nebraska Watershed Network, Service Learning Academy, and The Moving Company
Youth Emergency Services