KickstART Saturday

Presented six times per year, these FREE events will entertain and engage families with hands-on activities, performances, and demonstrations that complement Joslyn's exhibitions. Depending on the theme, you could hear a storyteller, see dancers in motion, listen to live music - or try those things yourself! And there will always be a chance to explore the galleries and create art of your own. All ages are welcome.

Saturdays, 10 am-noon:

April 8 - Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art

This month we celebrate the art of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art. Don’t forget to “Ask a Docent” about the art you see in the exhibition. Join art teacher Lindsey Tomaso to create a Wild Landscape using several art techniques, including collage. Then take a journey with Wildlife Encounters as they explore our world’s amazing habitats and animals that live in them. Wildlife Encounters' award-winning program will introduce you to some of the world’s most unique animal ambassadors. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will also be on hand with information about its mission to conserve the state's fish, wildlife, and parklands and opportunities for outdoor recreation in Nebraska.

From 10 am to noon on April 8, general public adult tickets to Wild Spaces, Open Seasons are just $5.  Youth tickets are always free!


June 10 - Glorious Flights: Illustration Art of Alice and Martin Provensen
Today’s KickstART Saturday will feature the art of illustrators Alice and Martin Provensen.  Martin was working for Disney animation and Alice was working for Walter Lantz Studio, creator of “Woody Woodpecker” when they met.  Together they have illustrated many books including the Little Golden Book The Color Kittens. Our art making activity will celebrate that book. Art teacher Lindsey Tomaso will help families mix some colors in a paper marbling masterpiece. Who loves to dance? Ballet Nebraska will present a short dance demonstration. Then children will be invited on stage to join the ballerinas to help us celebrate the illustrations of the book Tales from the Ballet. Don’t forget to “Ask a Docent” about the art you see in the exhibition. 

KickstART Saturday is sponsored by Joslyn Art Museum Association.