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Today - Wednesday, April 16
Public Tour
Nineteenth-Century French Art
1:00-2:00 PM
The Museum is noted for the strength of its nineteenth-century European collection, which includes exceptional examples of Academic paintings by William Adolphe Bouguereau, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and Ernest Meissonier, as well as Impressionist masterworks by Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet. Joslyn is also home to one of two plaster versions of Edgar Degas' famed sculpture, Little Dancer, Fourteen Years Old.

Tours meet in Atrium
Private Contemporary Art Society Event
Thursday, April 17
New on View: Modern and Contemporary Art
10:30–11:30 am
Third Thursday Art Encounters offers docent-guided tours of Joslyn's collections and special exhibitions on the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 10:30 am.

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4:30–7:30 pm
A free program for Metro area schools where teachers engage in special training and receive teaching posters and other materials useful for interpreting art across the disciplines.
Acrylic Painting: Unique Techniques
Acrylic Painting: Unique Techniques
Thursdays: March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1;
6-8 pm

Joslyn Members: $84; General Public $96
Experiment with new acrylic painting techniques in this class that will introduce you to painting on altered surfaces and using painting additives and non-traditional tools.

Instructor: Matt Jones
Life Drawing
Life Drawing
Thursdays: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8; 6-8:30 pm

Guided drawing exercises designed for the beginning to advanced student will intensify the participant’s ability to see and record the human figure. Focus will be on gesture, line, mass, value and proportion, with the nude figure as the subject.
*Written parental permission required for students under age 18.

Instructor: Ron Sykes
Public Tour
Art of the American West
6:30-7:30 PM

Joslyn Art Museum is noted for its comprehensive holdings of works by the Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, whose watercolors and prints document his 1832-34 journey through the Missouri River frontier with the German naturalist Prince Maximilian of Wied, and a major group of watercolors and paintings by Alfred Jacob Miller based on his travels in the Rocky Mountains with Sir William Drummond Stewart in 1837.

Tours meet in Atrium

Saturday, April 19
Saturday Surprise
Stop by every other Saturday, from 10 am–noon, to enjoy a self-guided art activity for the family! Take a peek in the galleries to collect the materials and inspiration you will need for a simple art-making activity. "Just what," you may wonder... That's the surprise!
Clay vessels
Clay Vessels
Saturdays: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3; 10 am-noon

Make pots as they did thousands of years ago in this class that will teach basic hand-building techniques and provide a chance to experience throwing clay on the wheel. An exhibition of antiquities will guide us as we learn to construct functional clay forms and use red and black slip to design patterns and heroic narratives. You will have an opportunity to help fire the pots in a true wood-burning kiln in the Museum’s sculpture garden.

Instructor: Iggy Sumnik
Create with Clay
Create with Clay
Saturdays: April 19, 26, May 3; 10-11:30 AM

Students will get their hands dirty in this class that will present basic clay techniques. Kids will compare various approaches to clay by looking at Asian, Greek, and American Indian ceramics in the galleries and designing clay animals, tiles, and more in the studio.

Instructor: CaSandra Johnson
Painting on the Floor
Painting on the Floor
Saturdays: April 12, 19, 26, May 3; 1-3 pm

Artists like Helen Frankenthaler and Jackson Pollock took their canvases off the easel and worked on the floor to create new approaches to painting. Try your hand at drip painting like Jackson Pollock, pour your paint like Helen Frankenthaler, and invent a few new on-the-floor-painting techniques of your own.
Instructor: Therese Straseski
Mystery and Beauty of the Ancient World
10:30-11:30 AM
Experience the Mystery and beauty of ancient civilizations, including Egypt, Greece, Rome, China and India, on a guided tour of Joslyn's rich collection of antiquities.

Tours meet in Atrium
Bronze Sculpture
Bronze Sculpture
Saturdays: April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24; 1-3:30 pm

The process of creating a sculpture in bronze includes many steps. Experience each for yourself in this special class! Use clay to create a small sculpture in the studio from which you will learn to make a series of molds, the last of which you will take to Hot Shops Art Center to have your sculpture cast in bronze.

Instructor: Pamela Hinson
Sunday, April 20
Poseidon and the Sea
1:00-2:00 PM
Poseidon and the Sea offers and intimate look at not only the mysteries of the ancient world, but at the timeless beauty and wonder of the sea.  Visitors to the exhibition will be greeted by a impressive Roman statue of Poseidon - unique in the United States for its impressive scale and fine condition.

Poseidon and the Sea is a ticketed exhibition . Admission is FREE for Joslyn members . $10 for general public adults; youth ages 17 and younger & college students with ID are free. Special Thursday pricing (4–8 pm): $5 for general public adults. All visitors, including members, must obtain a ticket for entrance to the exhibition

Tours meet in Atrium