Joslyn Art Museum is currently closed while we grow and reimagine ourselves. Joslyn’s expansion and renovation will add galleries, classrooms, public spaces, a new entrance, and so much more! The construction is significant, and our temporary closure keeps people and art safe. We will boldly reopen in 2024, and we look forward to seeing you then. Read more about the Museum's renovation and construction project.

Our Mission
Joslyn Art Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the visual arts of the highest quality, fostering appreciation and enjoyment of art for the benefit of a diverse audience.

Our Vision
To be cherished and respected as a premier art museum.

Our Strategic Plan
Click here for a pdf version of Joslyn Art Museum's Strategic Plan.

The Museum was a gift to the people of Omaha from Sarah Joslyn in memory of her husband, George.
Joslyn's history

The Museum’s original 1931 building is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the nation. The Walter and Suzanne Scott Pavilion, a 58,000-square-foot addition built in 1994, was designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster, Lord Norman Foster of Thames Bank, as his first U.S. commission. Find more about the building. 

The Museum features galleries, a 1,000–seat concert hall, fountain court, education technology gallery, lecture hall, classrooms, café, and shop. See photos and take a 360° Tour!   

Joslyn's Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden and Discovery Garden opened in 2009. 
Experience the gardens (virtually!).  
In October 2018, Joslyn announced Snøhetta had been selected to lead a physical and programmatic expansion that will be transformative for the Museum, the city of Omaha, and Nebraska. The Museum closed to the public on May 2, 2022, for a period of two years for construction of the new Rhonda & Howard Hawks Pavilion. Our expansion project is a gift to Omaha in the same giving spirit as our founder. We look forward to seeing you in 2024.