OMAHA SPEAKS


Through exhibitions, permanent collection acquisitions, and programming, Joslyn is working to elevate and amplify perspectives that historically have been underrepresented in the galleries. The Museum recognizes the potential of interpretation to highlight the diverse histories, beliefs, and practices embodied in works of art. With OMAHA SPEAKS, we look to broaden the conventional interpretation of objects in our permanent collection by introducing commentary from leaders in our community. OMAHA SPEAKS debuts in January with new interpretations of six objects installed across permanent collection departments. Featured works include Karl Bodmer’s 1841 print Snags on the Missouri, William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s 1886 painting Return of Spring, and Jennifer Steinkamp’s 2012 digital video Judy Crook, 2. The texts will also be posted here soon.