Director's Message

On June 2, Joslyn opens Treasures of British Art 1400–2000: The Berger Collection. Housed at the Denver Art Museum, this collection is unique in the U.S. Its curator, Kathleen Stuart, notes, "On size alone, the Berger Collection is without peer among privately owned collections of British art in America. Moreover, it rivals the public collections at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in holdings of British artworks made during the 1500s and early 1600s." Spanning six centuries, the exhibition is remarkably varied and features something for every to enjoy.

A highlight of opening weekend for Treasures of British Art 1400–2000 is the Joslyn Art Museum Association's Annual Gala on Saturday, June 2. This formal event features exhibition viewing and an elegant dining experience with tented, outdoor seating. Most importantly, this event raises funds for the Museum and its education programs. The Gala has sold out, and we certainly are incredibly grateful for this outstanding community support.

On Saturday, June 16, Joslyn will again host Omaha World Refugee Day, an extraordinary celebration of Omaha's rich diversity and an opportunity to learn about the issues facing the city's refugee population. The day is full of activities and performances that are fun and free for everyone. A highlight each year is the moving naturalization ceremony welcoming new American citizens.

Be sure to make Joslyn a part of your summer! See you in the galleries!

Jack Becker, Ph.D.
Executive Director & CEO