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!
Adult programs at Joslyn are supported by the Whitmore Charitable Trust.
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.
July 10 @ 6:30 PM
Omaha Under the Radar
August 31 @ 2-11 PM
LOOM Mulitcultural Festival
September 11 @ 5:30 PM
Lecture & Book Signing with Robert K. Wittman
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.
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 omahasymphony.org.
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.
Pictured: Ernest Richardson, Omaha Symphony Resident Conductor, and Thomas Wilkins, Omaha Symphony Music Director. Photo: Bill Sitzmann
Sundays: August 3 - September 28 @ 10:30am
It's back! Join us every Sunday during the months of August and September for 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.
Stay late and take a stroll through the galleries or bring a picnic to enjoy in the garden! In case of rain, we'll move indoors to the Storz Fountain Court.
Check out the instructor line up:
3 - Stephanie Watson
10 - Rebecca Pixley
17 - Sarah Brandt
24 - Sea Rose Taxman
31 - Rebecca Pixley
7 - Mark Bjorling
14 - Stephanie Watson
21 - Lindsey Stockdale
28 - Sarah Brandt
*Donations contributed during Garden Yoga sessions help keep Joslyn's public programming FREE.
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.
Omaha Under the Radar! Omaha’s only experimental music, dance, and theatre festival begins its inaugural festival at the Joslyn Art Museum.
July 17 @ 6:30 pm
Curator Gallery Talk Celebrating Yellowstone and the West
Gallery Talk “American Indian Art: Living Tradition” with Julia Olson, Joslyn’s Weitz Family Intern
Lecture & Book Signing with Robert K. Wittman
5:30 PM Reception and Book Signing; 6:30 PM Lecture
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. All programs begin at 11:30 am. Please watch for details about next season's 6-part series:
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)
November 18, 2014
Claude Lorrain (Claude Gellée) (French, 1600–1682)
Rest on the Flight into Egypt, ca. 1640
March 31, 2015
Christopher Wool (American, b. 1955)
April 28, 2015
Pinch of Piety:
Master of Barluenga (Spanish, 13th century)
St. John on Patmos, ca.1285
May 26, 2015
Relish the West:
Maynard Dixon (American, 1875-1946)
Open Range, 1942
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.
November 2 @ 2 pm
Thomas Carpenter, Ph.D., Charles J. Ping Professor of Humanities Professor of Classics, Ohio University.
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
College Night is a FREE event designed to introduce college students and faculty to Joslyn's collections and special exhibitions. Visitors enjoy live music and art making activities, indulge in free food and refreshments, and experience everything Joslyn has to offer!
October 24 @ 7 PM
Celebrating Special Exhibition In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking