Adult Programs @ Joslyn

Designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of every artistic endeavor—from visual arts and film to music, dance and poetry—Joslyn's adult programs offer a melange of opportunities in celebration of its remarkable special exhibitions and permanent collections. Join us!

Adult programs at Joslyn are supported by the Whitmore Charitable Trust.


Something Special @ Joslyn
Looking for something fun to do?  A new and different way to experience Joslyn?  Please join us for art talks, tours, music, movies, and more - programs presented with a twist! Check back often for links to special events you won't want to miss.

April 10 @ 7 pm
CU Welcomes Scholar Katherine Rinne in conjunction with Poseidon and the Sea

May 11 @ 10 am
Rise & Shine Mother's Day Breakfast

May 29 @ 6-9 pm
Singles Night


Symphony - Joslyn Series  

Spend Sunday afternoons immersed in music and art with the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra at Joslyn Art Museum. This exciting new series features conversations about the connections between music on the concerts and specific works of art in Joslyn's collections.

All concerts begin at 2 pm in Joslyn's Witherspoon Concert Hall, with pre-concert talks at 1 pm and 1:25 pm by Joslyn staff.

2013–2014 Season Dates: September 29, November 10, January 12, February 23, March 23, and May 18.
Click here for a series overview.


Pictured: Ernest Richardson, Omaha Symphony Resident Conductor, and Thomas Wilkins, Omaha Symphony Music Director. Photo: Bill Sitzmann

All ticket-holders receive free Museum admission on the day of the concert.

To purchase tickets contact Ticket Omaha at (402) 345-0606 or visit omahasymphony.org. Joslyn members may purchase single concert tickets for $26.50 each (a 20% savings; to receive the discount, you must call Ticket Omaha to reserve advance single tickets or show your Joslyn membership card if purchasing tickets at the door the day of the concert).

Click here for complete information. Note: Joslyn members receive a special discount on single concert tickets. This offer is not available to the general public. Join Joslyn to qualify for this offer.



Joslyn Late 'til 8
Jump-start your weekend every Thursday evening 5-8 pm at Joslyn Art Museum. Mingle with friends, indulge your interest in fine art, and experience unique programs on select evenings. Late 'til 8 features gallery talks with artist, curators, and docents, as well as music, film, and hands-on art projects

April 10 @ 7 pm
Visiting Scholar Katherine Rinne to speak in conjunction with Poseidon and the Sea

April 24 @ 6:30 pm
Curator Gallery Talk Celebrating Poseidon and the Sea

May 29 @ 6-9 pm
Singles Night!

June 19 @ 6:30 pm
Curator Gallery Talk Celebrating Mark di Suvero: River's Edge Park

July 17 @ 6:30 pm
Curator Gallery Talk Celebrating Yellowstone and the West



Art Encounters
Third Thursday Art Encounters features monthly guided tours for all art lovers and is scheduled in partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center's Health and Wellness Club. All tours begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Admissions Desk.

April 17
Guided Tour: New on View: Modern & Contemporary Art

May 15
Guided Tour: Women & Art

June 19
Guided Tour: Yellowstone and the West




Visualizing Literature: Book Club for Art Lovers
Visualizing Literature features docent-led discussion groups four times a year connecting literature and art. The adult program is scheduled in partnership with the Nebraska Medical Center's Health and Wellness Club.

May 13 @ 10:30 am
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'ARt by Christopher Moore

May 15 @ 10:30 am
Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'ARt by Christopher Moore

September 9 @ 10:30 am
Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Discover the World's Stolen Treasures by Robert K. Wittman and John Shiffman.



Appetite for Art

These monthly gallery talks presented by Joslyn's Director and Curators are accompanied by thematic lunches in Joslyn's beautiful Storz Fountain Court. All programs begin at 11:30 am. All programs begin at 11:30 am. Please watch for details about next season's 6-part series:

September 24
Western Rigor & Wry
Albert Bierstadt, (American, b. Germany, 1830-1902), Dawn at Donner Lake, California, ca. 1871-1902 

October 22
Equilibri-yum!
Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Numbered One to Seven, 1950 
 
January 28, 2014
Knickers & Nosh
John George Brown (American, 1831-1913), The Card Trick, ca. 1880's 
 
February 25
Flavor of the Orient
Edwin Lord Weeks (American; 1849-1903), Indian Barbers, Saharanpore, ca. 1895

March 25
Prairie & Plains
This surprise selection, dished up by Toby Jurovics, Joslyn’s Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art, will be chosen from Joslyn’s Native American and Western holdings.  

April 29
Curator's Choice
This year's Curator’s Choice is presented by Karin Campbell, Joslyn’s Phil Willson Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.


AIA Lectures

Held in partnership with the Lincoln-Omaha Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), these fascinating lectures are free to the public on select Sunday afternoons throughout the academic year.  

April 6 @ 2 pm
AIA Lecture: "Underwater Archaeology: the New Holy Grail" presented by Bridget Buxton, University of Rhode Island.



daOMA Lectures
Design alliance Omaha (daOMA) programs provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opportunities for the Omaha design community. Programs are offered on select dates in the spring and fall. 


College Night
College Night is a FREE event for college students and faculty with I.D. (the general public may attend for $5). Visitors enjoy live music and art making activities, indulge in free food and refreshments, and experience Joslyn's special exhibitions.