Annual Fund
Annual giving provides an important foundation for daily learning and exploring that takes place at Joslyn Art Museum. The Annual Fund supports all activities of the Museum from presenting special exhibitions and providing educational programs to preserving and growing our collection. Some example of what the Annual Fund helps to support are:

General Operating 
Your unrestricted gift provides support for turning on the lights, opening the doors, and welcoming visitors daily.

Funding examples

$10 – Cover the cost of art supplies for one child participating in Saturday Surprise, a free art-making session

$25 – Purchase classroom supplies such as paper, paint, and brushes

$50 – Purchase classroom supplies such as canvas and easels

$100 – Purchase a classroom chair for use in Joslyn’s art studios

$100 – Refurbish and/or ship an Outreach Trunk to classrooms in Nebraska and Iowa

$250 – Cover the cost of transportation and art-activity fees for 50 students to take a field trip and visit the Museum which includes an art activity

$250 – Purchase a classroom table for use in Joslyn’s art studios

$500 – Cover the cost for a teacher to attend the Museum’s Thursdays for Teachers program for one year

$750 – Cover the cost for a student to participate in the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program for one semester

$1,000 – Provide support for Portfolio Panel, a free panel discussion for art students led by artists and educators

$1,500 – Cover the one-day utility and protection officer costs of the magnificent building

$2,500 – Provide support for Family Fun Day, a free afternoon for families to tour the galleries, enjoy musical performances, and participate in various art-making activities

Exhibition Programs
As Nebraska's premier institution for the collection, preservation, and interpretation of visual arts and as a regional resource, Joslyn Art Museum seeks to provide exhibitions that appeal to a wide audience and that provide both a scholarly impact and complement Joslyn's permanent collection. Your corporation or organization has an opportunity to enhance its relationship with current Museum members and visitors through programming and sponsorship benefits associated with special exhibitions. With each special exhibition, Joslyn unveils a promotional campaign highlighting exhibition-related special events and educational programming. The audience targeted by these campaigns consists of the local and regional general public, current and prospective members, those interested in art and culture, tourists and conventioneers, weekend travelers, senior citizens, art tour groups from other regional Museums, and more.

Please CLICK HERE for a list of upcoming exhibitions.

Education Programs
Joslyn Art Museum's educational programs bring art and people together for discovery, learning and enjoyment and are fundamental to the institution's mission. Building on a tradition of quality programming in education and interpretation, the Museum offers innovative programs that challenge the imagination, entertain and engage diverse audiences. Joslyn seeks to become a primary center for teaching and learning in the arts and humanities. 

Please CLICK HERE for more information on Joslyn's education programs.

Funding example - A gift of $500 will cover the cost of busing ($150 per bus), and art-activity fees ($2 per student) for 100 students to visit the Museum.

Outreach Programs 
Joslyn Art Museum features a wide variety of public programming targeting various demographics and reaching audiences across our community. From Family Fun Days and public lectures to film and musical offerings, Joslyn offers something for everyone!

Funding example - A gift of $100 will ship an outreach trunk - Outreach trunks are available to schools and include many resources to strengthen students' appreciation of art and connect visual arts to classroom lessons on various subjects.  

Special Events
Joslyn Art Museum hosts some of the hottest events of the year in Omaha, including the annual Gala and events for young professionals such as Art on Tap and the Art Crawl. Sponsors are VIPs at these fun (and charitable) events and receive numerous event-related benefits while helping Joslyn raise funds, awareness, and interest in the arts!

Please make a gift today to the Annual Fund to ensure that Joslyn Art Museum will continue to exemplify excellence throughout the year. Your gift to the Annual Fund is 100% tax-deductible. For questions or additional information contact the Development Department at
Please CLICK HERE to make your donation today.