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: Exhibition artists in front of Glenn Ligon’s America (2008, neon and paint, 24 x 168 in., Courtesy of Rubell Family Collection, Miami). Photo: Kwaku Alston. See 30 Americans at Joslyn Art Museum, February 2–May 5, 2019.

Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
1/19/2019 - 4/28/2019
Left: Cover for The Day the Crayons Quit, 2013, mixed media, gouache, crayon, and pencil on watercolor paper, © Oliver Jeffers

This exhibition chronicles Oliver Jeffers’ development and success as a children’s book artist, including illustrations from The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home, both The New York Times #1 Best Sellers. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.

2/2/2019 - 5/5/2019
Left: Rashid Johnson (b. 1977, Chicago, IL), The New Negro Escapist Social and Athletic Club (Thurgood), 2008, Lambda print, 65 x 55 1/2 in., Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Photo by Chi Lam.

This exhibition brings together over 60 works by contemporary African American artists focusing on important issues of racial, gender, and sexual identity; ongoing narratives of racial inequality in the United States; poverty; racial stereotyping; and the power of protest. Through painting, photography, works on paper, sculpture, installation, and video, these nationally and internationally recognized black artists offer a challenging account of race in the United States and how our shared history continues to shape the ways we interact and engage with our fellow citizens today.

This exhibition will have a ticket fee. $10 general public adults; $5 college students with ID (tickets for those with a UNMC student ID are free); free for Joslyn members and youth ages 17 and younger. Free First Weekends (30 Americans admission is free to all the first weekend of each month).

An exhibition from the Rubell Family Collection.

2/2/2019 - 5/5/2019
Left: Fred Tomaselli (American, b. 1956), Oct. 12, 2018, 2018, gouache, collage, and archival inkjet print on watercolor paper, 11 5/8 x 12 3/4 in., © Fred Tomaselli. Image Courtesy of James Cohan, New York.

Fred Tomaselli’s newspaper paintings transform front pages of The New York Times into lively abstractions. Featuring complex patterns, these compositions ponder the absurdity of news cycles and allow Tomaselli to respond to a range of important contemporary issues. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.