May 23 Contemporary Galleries Reopen; Showcase New Acquisitions
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

On Thursday, May 23, the public is invited to a reopening of the permanent collection galleries of postwar and contemporary art following a brief closure beginning May 7. The evening will reveal familiar favorites and important new acquisitions.

In each of galleries 14, 15, 16, and 17, works will return to view, but organized in a new way. In gallery 15, experience a fresh approach to postwar abstraction. Gallery 17 will showcase work ranging from video installation to a selection of prints by some of the most important figures in Pop Art.

Perhaps most exciting is the unveiling of five new acquisitions by major American artists in the U.S. Bank/Rismiller Gallery (gallery 16). All five are the first works by these selected artists to enter Joslyn’s permanent collection, and they reflect Joslyn’s commitment to diversifying the Museum’s holdings of works by artists who are women and non-white artists. One of these new acquisitions, a work by Omaha-based sculptor, glass artist, and painter Therman Statom (American, b. 1953), has been on view throughout April to the delight of visitors. The other four yet-to-be-announced artists (two women, two men), will be seen for the first time on May 23.

Gather on the Strauss Bridge in Joslyn’s Conagra Brands Atrium at 6 pm. A cash bar and light snacks will be available. At 6:15 pm, join Jack Becker, Joslyn’s executive director and CEO; Karin Campbell, Joslyn’s Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art; and Toby Jurovics, Joslyn’s chief curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art in the postwar and contemporary galleries for the reveal of the new acquisitions.

Do not miss this exciting opportunity to say you saw them first!