Special Exhibitions at Joslyn

Joslyn Art Museum hosts a selection of temporary special exhibitions annually. These feature works from other museums, institutions, and private collections worldwide, or represent an aspect of Joslyn's own permanent collection. Special exhibitions are limited-time engagements and are most often are included in Joslyn's free general admission (exhibitions with an additional entrance fee are noted).

What's Pictured: Karl Bodmer (1809–1893), Hotokáneheh, Piegan Blackfoot Man (detail), 1833, watercolor and graphite on paper, 11 15/16 × 17 1/16 in., Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, Gift of the Enron Art Foundation, 1986.49.288, Photograph © Bruce M. White, 2019. On view in the special exhibition Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer (October 2, 2021–May 1, 2022).

Below are exhibitions currently on view:
10/2/2021 - 5/1/2022
Left: Karl Bodmer (Swiss, 1809–1893), Péhriska-Rúhpa, Hidatsa Man, 1834, watercolor and graphite on paper, 17 1/8 x 11 15/16 inches. Joslyn Art Museum, Gift of the Enron Art Foundation, 1986.49.275. Photograph © Bruce M. White, 2019.

Faces from the Interior is the first Museum project to focus exclusively on Karl Bodmer’s watercolor portraits of Native Americans. The exhibition features over sixty recently conserved watercolors, drawn entirely from Joslyn Art Museum’s renowned Maximilian-Bodmer collection. This includes portraits of individuals from Omaha, Yankton, Lakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Assiniboine, and Blackfoot tribes, among many Native communities encountered by Maximilian and Bodmer during their travels along the Missouri River from Saint Louis to Fort McKenzie, in present-day Montana.

Organized by the Margre H. Durham Center for Western Studies, Joslyn Art Museum, in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This exhibition will have a ticket fee. $10 general public adults; $5 college students with ID; free for Joslyn members and youth ages 17 and younger.

10/2/2021 - 1/2/2022
Left: Guy Goldstein (Israeli, born 1974), Der Sekundenmacher, 2020, single-channel video, Duration: 10 min. 21 sec., Courtesy the artist, © Guy Goldstein

Guy Goldstein maintains a hybrid practice as a multimedia artist and musician. Exploring the shifting relationship between sound and image, Goldstein considers how sonic and visual experiences overlap and inform one another.

A Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project (CAP) Gallery exhibition.

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