Adult Programs @ Joslyn
Designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of every artistic endeavor—from visual arts and film to music, dance and poetry—Joslyn's adult programs offer a melange of opportunities in celebration of its remarkable special exhibitions and permanent collections. Join us!

Something Special @ Joslyn
Looking for something fun to do?  A new and different way to experience Joslyn?  Please join us for art talks, tours, music, movies, and more - programs presented with a twist! Check back often for links to special events you won't want to miss.

April 9 @ 6:30 PM
Smithsonian Art Historian to Speak
Eleanor Jones Harvey, Ph.D. presents "The Coming Storm: The Civil War and American Art"

April 11 @ 1 PM
Slow Art Day

April 30
Poem in Your Pocket Day

May 1 @ 7:30 PM
Ballet Nebraska Presents Momentum
Momentum V: International Masters, Ballet Nebraska’s annual mixed-repertory program is a sparkling mix of short ballets in a wide range of styles.

May 10 @ 10:00 AM
Rise and Shine Mother's Day Breakfast Brunch
Spoil your loved ones this Mother's Day with an delicious breakfast in Joslyn's beautiful Storz Fountain Court. Follow the link above for pricing and reservations.

July 9 @ 5:00 PM
Omaha Under the Radar Festival

Symphony Joslyn Series 2014-15

Spend Sunday afternoons immersed in music and art with the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra at Joslyn Art Museum. This exciting new series features conversations about the connections between music on the concerts and specific works of art in Joslyn's collections.

All concerts begin at 2 pm in Joslyn's Witherspoon Concert Hall, with pre-concert talks at 1 pm and 1:25 pm by Joslyn staff. Gallery talks are free and open to the public.

2014-15 Season

September 21 - Variations: Music by Schubert, Vivaldi, Ginastera Gallery Talks, Pavilion Gallery 14, featuring Sol LeWitt's Seven-Part Variations on Two Different Kinds of Cubes, 1967-1969

November 23 - Musical Colors: Music for Timpani, Strings and Brass
Gallery Talks, Pavilion Gallery 14, featuring Helen Frankenthaler's Monoscape,1969

January 11 - Bach: More Or Less
Gallery Talks, Pavilion Gallery 14, featuring Frank Stella's Nogoro, 1982

February 8 - Haydn’s London Symphony
Gallery Talks, Pavilion Gallery 16, featuring Roger Shimomura's Untitled, 1985

March 8 - Mendelssohn's 1st Symphony
Gallery Talks, Pavilion Gallery 17, featuring Stephen Mueller's Director's Conundrum, 1982

May 10 - Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Gallery Talks, Pavilion Gallery 17, featuring Jennifer Steinkamp's Judy Crook, 2, 2013

Season tickets are currently on sale. New subscribers can buy a season ticket package to Symphony Joslyn at $112 (for all six concerts), which is a 50% savings over purchasing them at regular price! To purchase season ticket package contact Ticket Omaha at (402) 345-0606 or visit

Single tickets will go on sale near Labor Day. Regular single tickets for Symphony Joslyn are $36 each. Joslyn members may purchase single concert tickets for $28.80 each (a 20% savings). Joslyn Members must call Ticket Omaha to reserve advance single tickets or show your Joslyn membership card if purchasing tickets at the door the day of the concert. This offer is not available to the general public. Join Joslyn to qualify for this offer.

What's Pictured: (Above) Ernest Richardson, Omaha Symphony Resident Conductor, and Thomas Wilkins, Omaha Symphony Music Director. Photo courtesy of Bill Sitzmann.

Special Exhibition Programs

April 30 @ 6:30 PM
Gallery Talk with Curator Toby Jurovics: American Moderns 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

May 7 @ 6:30 PM
A Conversation with Photographer Andrew Borowiec

July 9 @ 6:30 PM
Omaha Under the Radar

July 16 @ 5:30 PM
Edible Omaha Launch

July 30 @ 6:30 PM
Art Seen Artist Talks

September 3 @ 6:30 PM

Art Seen Artist Talks

Joslyn Late 'til 8
Jump-start your weekend every Thursday evening 5-8 pm at Joslyn Art Museum. Mingle with friends, indulge your interest in fine art, and experience unique programs on select evenings. Late 'til 8 features gallery talks with artist, curators, and docents, as well as music, film, and hands-on art projects.

April 30 @ 6:30 PM
Gallery Talk with Curator Toby Jurovics: American Moderns 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

May 7 @ 6:30 PM
A Conversation with Photographer Andrew Borowiec

July 9 @ 6:30 PM
Omaha Under the Radar

July 16 @ 5:30 PM
Edible Omaha Launch

July 30 @ 6:30 PM
Art Seen Artist Talks

September 3 @ 6:30 PM
Art Seen Artist Talks

Art Encounters
Third Thursday Art Encounters features monthly guided tours for all art lovers and is scheduled in partnership with Nebraska Medicine's Health and Wellness Club. All tours begin at 10:30 am at the Admissions Desk.

April 16
Journey of Memory: Allen Say

May 21
Family Matters

June 18
Looking for Love

July 16
Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln

August 20
Kon Trubkovich: Riley CAP Gallery Artist

September 17
My Friend Eric Rohmann

October 15
Tour TBA

November 19
Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center for the West

December 17
Brad Kahlhammer: Riley CAP Gallery Artist

Visualizing Literature: Book Club for Art Lovers
Visualizing Literature features docent-led discussion groups four times a year connecting literature and art. The adult program is scheduled in partnership with the Nebraska Medical Center's Health and Wellness Club.

May 12 @ 10:30 AM

The Other Rembrandt by Alex Connor

Appetite for Art Series 2014-15
These monthly gallery talks presented by Joslyn's Director and Curators are accompanied by thematic lunches in Joslyn's beautiful Storz Fountain Court. All programs begin at 11:30 am.

September 30, 2014
Dishing Up Dutch:
Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1699), Portrait of Dirck van Os, ca. 1658

October 21, 2014
Frank Stella (American, b. 1936), Nogaro, 1982

November 18, 2014
Pastoral Picnic:
Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (French, 1600–1682), Rest on the Flight into Egypt, ca. 1640

March 31, 2015
Relish the West:
Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946), Open Range, 1942

April 28, 2015
Pinch of Piety:
Master of Barluenga (Spanish, 13th century), St. John on Patmos, ca.1285

May 26, 2015
Christopher Wool (American, b. 1955), Untitled, 2006

AIA Lectures
Held in partnership with the Lincoln-Omaha Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), these fascinating lectures are free to the public on select Sunday afternoons throughout the academic year. 

daOMA Lectures
Design alliance Omaha (daOMA) programs provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opportunities for the Omaha design community. Programs are offered on select dates in the spring and fall. 

CU @ Joslyn Series 2014-15
Presented in partnership with Creighton's University College, CU at Joslyn offers monthly lectures presented by Creighton faculty on select Sundays at 2:00 PM throughout the academic year.

September 28, 2014
“Henri Matisse and the Fauves: An Open Window into Modern Art” presented by Jan Lund, Modern Languages and Literatures

October 5, 2014
“Spirituality and Art: the Case of Kandinsky” presented by Richard White, Philosophy

November 16, 2014
“For the beauty of the skies: sunsets, rainbows, and other tricks of atmospheric optics” presented by Timothy Wagner, Atmospheric Sciences

February 15, 2015
“Pharmakon, Sacrifice and the Death of Socrates” presented by Ross Romero, S.J., Philosophy

March 22, 2015
“Childhood Lost: Commemorating the Life and Death of Roman Children” presented by Joseph Baronovic, Sarah Copeland, and Ashley Weed, CU undergrad researchers; Mentor: Gregory S. Bucher, Classical and Near Eastern Studies

April 26, 2015
“Daily Life in Greek and Roman Households” presented by Christina Clark, Classical and Near Eastern Studies