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Wednesday, August 5
Public Tour
Highlights of the Collection
1:00-2:00 PM
Come see the heart and soul of Joslyn Art Museum. Docent will introduce visitors to the world-renowned works in the Museum's Permanent Collection Galleries. Each and every tour is a little different; don't miss a chance to learn about a treasure you may have overlooked.

Tours meet in Atrium
 
Thursday, August 6
5:30 pm
Celebrate the launch of "round two" of Community Picks gallery reflections and say hello to the contributors! Join us for conversation and refreshment on the Strauss Bridge. Open to all; cash bar. MORE DETAILS >
 
Kinetic Sculpture (Adult and Teen)
Adult and Teen Classes
6:00P-8:30P
Thursdays: August 6, 13, 20, 27; 6-8:30 pm
Learn to use hand tools to construct wooden sculptures that incorporate simple mechanics to produce movement.

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Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln
6:30-7:30 PM
Experience a unique tour of a special exhibition “Art Seen”.
The exhibition showcases artists living and working in our region today. Reflecting diverse lives and concerns, this exhibition investigates a range of media and styles. A total of 37 artists are featured in the exhibition.  Art Seen is a ticketed exhibition: General public adults: $10, free for members, youth ages 17 and younger, & college students with ID

Tours meet in Atrium MORE DETAILS >
 
Friday, August 7
Art Adventures (Ages 3-5 with an adult)
10:30A-11:30A
Fridays: May 15-August 14; 10:30-11:30 am
Drop by with your preschooler to see artworks in the galleries and to do a simple art-making activity. Art Adventures is a great way for young artists to have their first Museum experiences – with a grown-up by their side – before coming to art classes on their own.

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Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Exhibition
Young Artist Reception at Kent Bellows Studio
6:00P-9:00P
KBMP's summer 2015 multidisciplinary young artist exhibition featuring works from both students and mentors.

Reception located at Kent Bellows Studio, 3303 Leavenworth Street, Omaha.
 
Saturday, August 8
KickstART Saturday: Art Seen
10:00A-12:00P
 
Sculpture with Whimsy (Ages 5-7)
Classes
10:00A-11:30A
Saturdays: August 8, 15, 22; 10-11:30 am
Not all art is super-serious! In this class we will look at sculptures that are almost toy-like and learn to make playful sculptures of our own. Students will learn to cut, glue, and assemble their works of sculpture and use simple mechanics to make them move.

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Public Tour
Nineteenth-Century French Art
10:30-11:30 AM
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.

Tours meet in Atrium
 
Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln
1:00-2:00 PM
Experience a unique tour of a special exhibition “Art Seen”.
The exhibition showcases artists living and working in our region today. Reflecting diverse lives and concerns, this exhibition investigates a range of media and styles. A total of 37 artists are featured in the exhibition. Art Seen is a ticketed exhibition: General public adults: $10, free for members, youth ages 17 and younger, & college students with ID

Tours meet in Atrium MORE DETAILS >
 
Sculptures with Motion (Ages 8-12)
Classes
1:00P-3:00P
Saturdays: August 8, 15, 22, 29; 1-3 pm
Not all sculptures are frozen in stone. This class will teach students to use simple gears and levers to construct a work of sculpture with movement. We’ll investigate examples of kinetic sculpture in the Museum to better understand the mechanics of making our sculptures move in the studio.

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Sunday, August 9
Garden Yoga
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Take a breath of fresh air with hour-long yoga sessions in Joslyn's sculpture garden. Instructors from Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center will guide you through basic poses to help strengthen, lengthen, and center your mind. Come early or stay late to stroll through the galleries or picnic in the gardens. In case of rain, we'll move indoors to the fountain court. $5 suggested donation. All are welcome!
 
Photography: People & Parks (Adult and Teens)
Adult and Teen Classes
1:00P-3:00A
Sundays: August 9, 16, 23, 30; 1-3 pm
Explore a few of Omaha’s most beautiful parks while learning to pose and direct live models. Students will experiment with basic and advance digital camera settings to control natural light and capture figures as they interact with physical space. After an initial session in Joslyn’s studios, students will shoot with a model at Elmwood Park, Gene Leahy Mall, and Joslyn’s sculpture gardens.

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Public Tour
Religion in Art
1:00-2:00 PM
The tour provides an interfaith look at how artists have presented different religious traditions and spiritual beliefs over time. From the ancient world to the present, Joslyn’s rich collection provides examples from ancient Greek mythology, American Indian spiritual traditions, the Islamic world, as well countless interpretations of major Biblical figures, including David and Goliath, the Virgin Mary and many saints.

Tours meet in Atrium