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Wednesday, April 23
Public Tour
Modern & Contemporary Art
1:00-2:00 PM

Come to enjoy a Docent Guided Tour of Joslyn’s new Modern and Comtemporary Collection.  Art includes major works by many of the leading figures of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

Tours meet in Atrium

Doors open at 6 PM; Program begins at 6:30 PM
Artist iROZEALb returns to Joslyn to discuss the Riley CAP Gallery exhibition and her current work.

Thursday, April 24
Celebrate the art of poetry!
10 am-8 pm
Choose a poem you love, keep it tucked in your pocket, and share it with a friend. At Joslyn, read it to the admissions desk staff to receive a free gift! Joslyn members who share a poem with Museum Shop staff receive an additional 10% off their purchase (some exclusions apply). MORE DETAILS >
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
Cash bar opens at 5 pm; walkthrough begins at 6:30 pm
Join us for a gallery walkthrough and conversation with Adjunct Curator of Antiquities, Erin Averett, Creighton University, in the special exhibition Poseidon and the Sea. Cash bar opens at 5:00 pm. Gallery talk begins at 6:30 pm.

Friday, April 25
2014 Nebraska Science Festival Keynote Lecture: Jeff Corwin
7:30 pm (doors open at 7 pm; general admission seating)
This is a facility rental/non-Museum event scheduled for Joslyn's Witherspoon Concert Hall and presented by UNMC.

Celebrity speaker Jeff Corwin shares his passion for environmental conservation in this highly interactive and educational program.

Free tickets (general admission seating) required for admittance.

More info:
Please direct all questions to UNMC's Kacie Gerard at (402) 559-4319 or

Saturday, April 26
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
Poseidon and the Sea
10:30-11:30 AM
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
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 27
Public Tour
Building Architecture & History
1:00-2:00 PM
Enjoy a Docent Tour of Joslyn's extraordinary Art Deco.
Joslyn Memorial (the name Joslyn Art Museum was adopted in 1987) opened its doors in 1931, it was hailed not only as an important addition to the city of Omaha, but to American modern architecture as well. In 1938 it was listed among the 100 finest buildings in America. Some 38 marbles from around the world are used in the interior design; construction took three years and cost almost $3 million.

Tours meet in Atrium
Photography: Springtime in Omaha
Photography: Springtime in Omaha
Sundays: April 27, May 4, 11, 18; 1-3 pm

*Students need to bring a digital camera.

Explore the sights of Omaha in this class that will visit various landmarks as they break free from the ice and snow. Students will learn the basics of digital photography as we frame-up shiny sculptures at Joslyn, blooming flowers at Lauritzen Gardens, the bustle of life in the Old Market, and budding trees at Fontenelle Forest.

Instructor: Jim Ferguson