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.
October 4 @ 7 pm
November 16 @ 7 pm
Patricia Smith, Critically-Acclaimed Poet
December 19 @ 6 pm
Framing the Flame: Art That Ignites
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 the Omaha Symphony box office at (402) 342-3560.
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.
Click here for a listing of more Adult Programs at Joslyn!
Visualizing Literature: Book Club for Art Lovers
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.
November 12 @ 10:30 am
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
November 14 @ 6:00 pm
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Express Yourself Through the Arts
A Partnership with Methodist Hospital
Have you or someone you love experienced serious illness? One positive way to deal with the accompanying emotion is through artistic expression. If you, a family members, or friend has been touched by illness, please join us for hands-on art workshops that can relieve stress and help express emotions.
September 7 @ 10 am-noon
Dr. Seuss's The Lorax will inspire you to create leaves for his "truffala" trees. Impress, carve, and alter a slab of clay to make naturalistic leaves that can hang on a wall.
October 5 @ 10 am-noon
See a kinetic Alexander Calder sculpture in the galleries, then balance shapes and wire to create your own colorful hanging mobile.
November 2 @ 10am-noon
TEXT IN ART
Artists Ed Ruscha and Barbara Kruger frequently use text within their art. See examples of their "wordy" artworks, then create paintings with literal language.
December 7 @ 10 am-noon
PAINTING WITH PLASTER
Fresco painting involves applying paint onto wet plaster. Give it a try after looking at a thirteenth-century fresco in the gallery.
Workshops are offered FREE of charge and are funded by the Methodist Volunteers in Partnership (VIP), a support group of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital. Pre-registration is required and opens two weeks before each session. Call the Express Yourself Through the Arts hotline at Methodist, (402) 354-4591, to register.
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:
Western Rigor & Wry
Albert Bierstadt, (American, b. Germany, 1830-1902), Dawn at Donner Lake, California
, ca. 1871-1902
Alexander Calder (American, 1898-1976), Numbered One to Seven,
January 28, 2014
Knickers & Nosh
John George Brown (American, 1831-1913), The Card Trick,
Flavor of the Orient
Edwin Lord Weeks (American; 1849-1903), Indian Barbers, Saharanpore
, ca. 1895
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.
This year's Curator’s Choice
is presented by Karin Campbell, Joslyn’s Phil Willson Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
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.
February 13, 2014 @7 pm
Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, NY and Director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) Baltimore, MD
CU at Joslyn
Presented in partnership with Creighton's University College, CU at Joslyn
offers monthly lectures presented by Creighton faculty on select Sundays throughout the academic year.
September 22 @ 2 PM
“Do you see what I see?: The Traveling Views of Martín Rico y Ortega, a Spanish Landscape Arts painter in 19th Century Europe“ presented by José McClanahan, Modern Languages and Literatures
October 6 @ 2 PM
“Imagining the Universe: The Collage of Art & Science” presented by Jack Gabel, Physics
February 16, 2014 @ 2 PM
Presented by Gregory Bucher, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, this talk will complement Joslyn’s special exhibition, Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life.
March 30 @ 2 PM
“Treasure Found: The Joslyn’s Early Christian Sarcophagus Fragment” presented by Amanda Swisher, Classical and Near Eastern Studies
April 13 @ 2 PM
“The Life and Times of François Auguste René Rodin” presented by Jan Lund, Modern Languages and Literatures
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.
October 4 @ 7 pm
College Night featuring Skypiper