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: Reuben Haley, designer (American, 1872–1933); H.C. Fry Glass Company, manufacturer (Rochester, Pennsylvania, 1902–1933); Aztec Cocktail Glasses, c. 1930, glass, Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver, 2015.0446. On view in American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939, June 5–September 5, 2021.

Below are exhibitions currently on view:
6/5/2021 - 9/5/2021

Left: Paul T. Frankl, designer (American, born Austria, 1887–1958), Warren Telechron Company, manufacturer (Ashland, Massachusetts, 1926–1992), Modernique Clock, 1928, chromium-plated and enameled metal, molded Bakelite, brush-burnished silver, Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver, Gift of Michael Merson, 2010.0670. Courtesy of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver. Photo by Wes Magyar.

American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939 investigates a dynamic period in American history and culture when the country and its citizens went through political, economic, social, and artistic transformation and revolution. From stylish decorative art objects to products of industrial design, modern American paintings to compelling photographic images, the multi-media works of art in this exhibition reflect both the glamour and optimism of the 1920s and the devastation and escapism of the 1930s.

Organized by Joslyn Art Museum and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.

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.

6/5/2021 - 9/5/2021
Left: Diedrick Brackens (American, born 1989), grief has no gills, 2020, woven cotton and acrylic yarn, 81 x 79 in., © Diedrick Brackens. Courtesy the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul

Drawing on textile and weaving traditions from across the Americas, Africa, and Europe, Diedrick Brackens creates intricate tapestries that interrogate personal stories and shared cultural experiences. Formally rooted in postwar American art movements, Brackens’ compositions fuse the language of abstraction with narrative-driven figuration.

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