Giving Societies

Would you like to become more involved in Joslyn Art Museum's giving societies? Do you have a passion for a particular type of art? Joslyn Art Museum has several themed support groups, which focus on specific Joslyn art collections and offer exclusive trips, tours, and events. Click on the links to the left to learn more about each group.

Upcoming Bodmer Society Events:

Bodmer Members are invited to join us for the annual Rendezvous dinner scheduled for October 14, 2015.  Our guest speaker, Dr. Nenette Luarca-Shoaf's lecture will explore the rhetoric of Catlin's views as compared to contemporary maps, travel narratives, and tourist's guides, revealing that the landscape paintings played a key role in establishing the artist as an authority on the West.

Dr. Nenette Luarca-Shoaf served as guest curator for the exhibition Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River, which traveled to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2014 and 2015. She earned a doctorate in art history from the University of Delaware in 2012, and her research on nineteenth-century images of the Mississippi River Valley has been supported by fellowships from the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Terra Foundation for American Art, and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently the Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Advanced Study.

Upcoming Contemporary Art Society (CAS) Events:

CAS members are invited to join us on June 19, 2015 for the opening of Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln.  Prior to this we will hold a private CAS cocktail reception from 5pm - 6pm in the Founders Room with exhibition jurors Karin Campbell, Joslyn's Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art and Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston.

We are still working on finalizing the CAS annual dinner and will keep you posted!