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: Name page for Tiny Animal Stories (The Tiny Golden Library), 1948, watercolor on paper © Garth Williams. See Garth William: Illustrator of the Century at Joslyn Art Museum, May 4–August 11, 2019.


Below are exhibitions currently on view or traveling:
5/4/2019 - 8/11/2019
Left: Cover for Home for a Bunny, 1956, gouache and watercolor on illustration board, © Garth Williams

See work by Garth Williams (1912-1996), illustrator of dozens of children’s classics, including E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Little House series, and many Golden Books. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX). Sponsored by Cynthia Epstein and David Wiesman.

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6/1/2019 - 9/8/2019
Left: Designed and Manufactured by Vivian Beer (b. 1977), Penland, NC, Current, 2004; Photo by Douglas J. Eng

Pulling this familiar everyday object out from under the desk and dining table, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design surprises us with the imaginative style and creativity found in this seemingly humble piece of furniture.

The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, in collaboration with the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen, Ph.D. Foundation and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.

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 weekend for all college students: Auust 24 and 25); free for Joslyn members and youth ages 17 and younger.

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6/1/2019 - 9/8/2019
Left: Jay Heikes (American, born 1975), Mother Sky, 2018, oil on canvas, 47 1/8 x 65 1/8 in., Courtesy the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen, © Jay Heikes. Photo credit: Object Studies

Jay Heikes’ diverse practice engages a range of traditional media, including graphite, oil paint, and bronze, as well as found materials, such as dirt, rocks, and sheet music. Often conceiving strange or unexpected pairings of these and other materials, Heikes questions the relationships among the substances that make up the universe, an inquiry that stems from his lifelong interest in the natural sciences. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.

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