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:
"Up first was Benny, then Teddy, ..." from Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History, 2014, watercolor on paper, © James E. Ransome. See Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome at Joslyn Art Museum, August 24, 2019–February 9, 2020.

Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
8/24/2019 - 2/9/2020
Left: "Then one night the quilt was done." from Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, 1993, oil on paper, © James E. Ransome

This exhibition includes picture book illustrations celebrating inspiring stories of unknown characters, as well as individuals who made history, like Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Louis Armstrong. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX) and sponsored at Joslyn Art Museum by Cynthia Epstein and David Wiesman.