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: Thomas Worth (American, 1834–1917), A Brush for the Lead. New York Flyers on the Snow (detail), 1867, lithograph, Gift of Conagra Brands, 2016.20.488. On view in Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives, November 21, 2020–April 11, 2021.

Below are exhibitions currently on view:
9/19/2020 - 1/3/2021

Left: Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Vietnamese, b. 1976), The Boat People, 2020, single-channel video, 4k, Super 16mm transferred to digital, color, 5.1 surround sound, 20 mins. Co-produced by Bellas Artes Projects and James Cohan, New York. © Tuan Andrew Nguyen 2020. Image courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York.

A masterful storyteller, Tuan Andrew Nguyen (Vietnamese, b. 1976) weaves together historical narratives with supernatural elements in his sculptures and videos. A Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project (CAP) Gallery exhibition.

This exhibition is free. Timed tickets are required for all Museum visitors. Make your free reservation today.

11/21/2020 - 4/11/2021

Left: George Henry Durrie (American, 1820–1863) Winter in the Country.
A Cold Morning,
1864, lithograph, Gift of Conagra Brands, 2016.20.417

In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (now Conagra Brands) donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to Joslyn Art Museum. Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives sheds new light on the famous firm’s artistic and commercial practices, revealing the complex social relationships and surprising modernity of its lavish prints, which found their way into the homes of tens of thousands of Americans in the nineteenth century.

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.