Lectures & Gallery Talks
Joslyn Art Museum is committed to providing a wide range of art-inspired lectures and gallery talks. Join us for stimulating discussions celebrating Joslyn's collections, special exhibitions, and beyond!   

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


Guided Tours
Click here for information about Joslyn's public tours.


Special Exhibition Programs

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

June 7 @ 1:00 pm
Presentation and Discussion: The Lure of Public Lands

June 19 @ 6:30 pm
Curator Gallery Talk Celebrating Mark di Suvero: River's Edge Park and Joslyn's Reinstallation of Postwar Art

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

August 24 @ 2:00 pm
Joslyn Welcomes Joni L. Kinsey, Noted Moran Scholar


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 Thursdays. Late 'til 8 features gallery talks with artist, curators, and docents, as well as music, film, and hands-on art projects. Late 'til 8 is free unless otherwise indicated.
 

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
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. 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.


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. Programs are free for Joslyn Members, Creighton students and faculty, and $5 for the general public.

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
"The Power of Water in Early Christian Art" 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



Symphony Joslyn
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 curators.


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


Lectures are free and open to the public. To purchase tickets to the concerts, contact Ticket Omaha box office at (402) 345-0606.

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. To receive the Joslyn member discounts, members must call the Symphony box office to reserve tickets. If buying tickets at the door the day of the concert, members must show their Joslyn membership card to receive the discount.