Special Exhibition Archive

Following is information on exhibitions that were recently on view at Joslyn Art Museum:
6/4/2017 - 9/10/2017
 
Exhibition produced by the Petit Palais, City of Paris Fine Art Museum, Paris Musées, in association with the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE.

Left: Lucien Falize (1829-1897), Neo-Renaissance Pendant, c. 1880, gold, diamonds, tourmaline, pearl, enamel, 7.7 x 4.8 cm, Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris © Petit Palais / Roger-Viollet

Bijoux Parisiens explores the intersection of French fashion, art, and history through nearly 70 works of jewelry and over 100 original design paintings, fashion prints, and photographs. Elegant brooches, necklaces, and bracelets forged from precious materials reflect the same aesthetic, social, and political concerns that drove major artists from the seventeenth century to the mid-twentieth century.

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6/3/2017 - 9/10/2017
Left: Janet Biggs (American, born 1959), A Step on the Sun, 2012, single-channel HD video, 16:9 format, 9:05 minutes, edition 2 of 5 + 2 AP. Courtesy the artist and Cristin Tierney Gallery, New York.

Janet Biggs creates videos, photographs, and performances that study the capacity of the human body to withstand intense physical demands. Her recent work has taken her to some of the most extreme environments in the world, including the Arctic Circle, a desert in China, and northern Ethiopia. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.

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4/29/2017 - 9/17/2017

Left: Study "Away roared the motorboat," The Glorious Flight, 1983, watercolor and gouache on illustration board, © Alice and Martin Provensen

The Provensens made their mark as illustrators of such hugely popular books as The Color Kittens and A Child’s Garden of Verses. Known for their wit and contemporary design sense, their artwork deepened over the years with books like The Iliad and the Odyssey! and The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Blériot. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX) and sponsored at Joslyn Art Museum by Fran and Rich Juro.

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2/12/2017 - 5/7/2017
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Left: Alexander Pope (American, 1849-1924), The Wild Swan, 1900, oil on canvas, 57 x 44 1/2 inches, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Museum purchase, gifts from members of the Boards of Trustees, The M.H. de Young Museum Society, the Patrons of Art and Music, Friends of the Museums, and by exchange, Sir Joseph Duveen, 72.28

Wild Spaces, Open Seasons is the first major exhibition to explore American artists' fascination with hunters, fishermen, and the sporting life in paintings and sculptures from the 1820s through the 1940s. Illuminating changing ideas about place, national identity, community, wildlife, and the environment, the exhibition offers compelling new insights into these meaningful pastimes.

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2/11/2017 - 5/7/2017

Left: Virginia Beahan (American, born 1946), Christina and Gram on Thanksgiving, New Hampshire, 2004, chromogenic development print, 18 x 23 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

In late 2002, Virginia Beahan and her husband moved her ailing 88-year-old mother into their home. Turning to her camera to help navigate this challenging situation, Beahan’s photographs of her family are a compassionate document of an alternately joyous, demanding, and painful story. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.


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1/14/2017 - 4/16/2017

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX) and sponsored at Joslyn Art Museum by Fran and Rich Juro and Wiesman Development.


Left: "Karl and Koo drew several pictures together," from Zen Ties, 2008, watercolor and ink, © Jon Muth

See paintings by children’s book author-illustrator Jon J Muth, including works from the Caldecott Honor book, Zen Shorts; its sequel, Zen Ties; and illustrations from the folk tale Stone Soup and his Tolstoy-inspired The Three Questions. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.

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10/9/2016 - 1/8/2017
 
Left: Andrew L. Moore, Yellow Porch, Sheridan County, Nebraska, 2013, © Andrew L. Moore

During the past decade, Andrew Moore made over a dozen trips to photograph along the 100th meridian, from North Dakota to the Texas panhandle. His images record vistas that can be both elegant and severe, as well as the lives of the people that have made their home in this challenging landscape.

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10/8/2016 - 1/8/2017

Left: Hayv Kahraman, Strip Search, 2016, oil on linen, 74 x 48 inches, © Hayv Kahraman. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

Hayv Kahraman draws on sources including Renaissance painting, Japanese woodblock prints, and Persian miniatures to create work that considers the repercussions of being displaced from one's home. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.

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10/1/2016 - 12/31/2016
Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX) and sponsored at Joslyn Art Museum by Rich and Fran Juro.
Left: David Shannon, "Don't start yet! Seat your grandmother," from It's Christmas, David!, 2010

This Mind's Eye Gallery exhibition includes paintings and cover art for many of David Shannon's acclaimed books including No, David! (a Caldecott Honor book which he also authored) and other David stories, Alice the Fairy, Bugs in My Hair, How Georgie Radbourn Saved Baseball, Too Many Toys, Robot Zot!, Good Boy, Fergus!, Ducks on a Bike, A Bad Case of Stripes, Jangles: A BIG Fish Story, and others.

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6/11/2016 - 9/18/2016
 
Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX).

Left: Marla Frazee, "What if you could have a star?" (detail) from Stars, 2011.

Explore the art of author-illustrator and Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee. Watercolor and gouache paintings from All the World, A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever, Roller Coaster, Walk On!, and other books will be on view in this Mind's Eye exhibition.

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6/5/2016 - 9/4/2016
  
Left: Sheila Hicks, Medusa, 2009, wool, 64 x 64 x 16 inches, Artwork © Sheila Hicks, image courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York

Drawing on global weaving traditions, architecture, and her personal history, among many other sources, Sheila Hicks’s work in fiber reveals her remarkable understanding of color, line, and texture. One of the most significant recent exhibitions of her work, presented in her home state of Nebraska, Material Voices will feature large hanging installations, free standing sculptures, and elaborate weavings from across Hicks’s prolific career. A catalogue, published by Joslyn Art Museum, will accompany this exhibition which is slated for travel to other venues.

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6/4/2016 - 9/4/2016
 
Left: Doug Aitken, migration (still), 2008, single video projection with billboard (steel and PVC projection screen), 24:28 minutes, © Doug Aitken, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles

For this spellbinding video, Aitken filmed animals in the incongruous setting of roadside motel rooms, reflecting the migratory patterns of wildlife and illuminating tensions between the built and natural environments. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.

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1/16/2016 - 5/22/2016

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX).

Left: Cover from The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, 2012, digital, © William Joyce

This exhibition features art by author, illustrator, and Academy Award-winning animated short filmmaker William Joyce. Included are over 70 original ink, graphite, acrylic, and digital illustrations for some of Joyce’s early books - George Shrinks, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, and The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs – and featuring his recent The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and The Guardians of Childhood book series which explores the magical world of characters like Man in the Moon, Nicholas St. North, Sandman, Toothiana, E. Aster Bunnymund, and Jack Frost. Sample preliminary sketches, a storyboard, concept art for a movie version of a book, and art from Joyce’s childhood will also be on view.

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11/15/2015 - 4/17/2016
 
Organized by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
Left: Rosa Bonheur (French, 1822-1899), Col. William F. Cody, 1889, oil on canvas, 18 ½ x 15 ¼ inches, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming, Given in memory of William R. Coe and Mai Rogers Coe, 8.66.

Few aspects of American history have had a more lasting impact than the exploration and settlement of the western frontier. Go West! considers evolving notions of the American West through 90 paintings, sculptures, and American Indian artifacts created between the 1830s and the 1920s, from the West’s earliest visual history to the creation of its powerful romantic legacy.

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11/14/2015 - 4/17/2016

Left: Brad Kahlhamer. Photo by Mitch Epstein, courtesy the artist.

Brad Kahlhamer draws from a variety of sources, including Native American traditions, punk rock, graffiti, country western music, and comic books, as well as Expressionism, Cubism, and Surrealism. He strives to create what he calls the “Third Place,” a mythological world where life and imagination co-exist. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.

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8/29/2015 - 1/3/2016

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX).

Left: “Pteranodons chases bird who finds a Camarasaurus” (detail), from Time Flies, 1994, oil on paper, © Eric Rohmann

Drawings, paintings, and prints comprise this exhibition of children’s book art by author-illustrator Eric Rohmann, winner of the Caldecott Medal for My Friend Rabbit and a Caldecott Honor for the wordless Time Flies. Illustrations from those and ten other books are represented – including Bone Dog, Clara and Asha, and The Cinder-Eyed Cats – among over 70 finished artworks, sketches, storyboards, and process pieces.

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6/21/2015 - 10/11/2015

Art Seen: A Juried Exhibition of Artists from Omaha to Lincoln
will showcase artists living and working in the region today. Nebraska’s two largest cities are home to vibrant and expansive artistic communities, spurred forward by an engaged and enthusiastic audience. Reflecting diverse lives and concerns, this exhibition investigates a range of media and styles and will address varied themes, including personal narrative, the social landscape, environmental issues, and contemporary approaches to painting. A total of 37 artists are featured in the exhibition, selected by a jury led by Karin Campbell, Joslyn Art Museum’s Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, and Bill Arning, Director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.

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6/20/2015 - 10/11/2015
 

Left: Kon Trubkovich. Photo by Jesse Frohman, courtesy the artist.

Working across media, Kon Trubkovich reflects on the nature of memory and personal history. A Russian immigrant who relocated to the United States as a boy, Trubkovich is interested in the notion of the disconnections – from places, people, and experiences – that occur throughout life. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.

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4/11/2015 - 8/9/2015

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX). Sponsored by an anonymous donor. An Omaha Sister Cities 50th Anniversary event.

Left: "He was surprised to see that they were two small children," from Home of the Brave, 2002, watercolor on paper, © Allen Say

Author and illustrator of more than twenty books - including Grandfather's Journey (1993), which won the Caldecott Medal in 1994 - Allen Say has spent much of his career exploring the rich divide between his Japanese youth and his American coming of age. It is his ability to convey sentiments of alienation and dislocation, in ways that speak directly to children, that makes his books so remarkable. The exhibition explores both the technical mastery and thematic complexity of this prolific artist and author.

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2/8/2015 - 5/17/2015

Organized by the Brooklyn Museum

Left: Stanton Macdonald-Wright (American, 1890-1973), Synchromy No. 3 (detail), 1917, oil on canvas, 39 x 38 in., Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal, 1992.11.24.

Between 1910 and 1960, the United States emerged as an international power, while also experiencing two world wars and the Great Depression. New technologies changed all aspects of life, while the art world witnessed dramatic transformations of its own. This exhibition explores the ways American artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Stuart Davis, Rockwell Kent, and Norman Rockwell engaged the modern world.

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2/7/2015 - 5/17/2015
 
Left: Andrew Borowiec

Andrew Borowiec has been photographing the changing landscape of industrial America for more than 25 years. This Riley CAP Gallery installation features both black and white images from his Along the Ohio series and color work from his recent project, Post-Industrial Rust Belt.

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11/8/2014 - 3/29/2015

Popular among young readers, graphic novels are known for their comic format. They are generally described as “sequential art,” where a series of illustrations tell the story, but, unlike newspaper comics, they are the length of a novel and include narrative development. This exhibition features the work of Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Mark Crilley, Matt Holm, Raina Telgemeier, and Lincoln Peirce.

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In Living Color: Andy Warhol and Contemporary Printmaking
10/11/2014 - 1/11/2015

From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation

Left: Andy Warhol, Mao (11.92), edition 212/250, 1972, screenprint, 36 x 36 inches, Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation;
© 2014 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Andy Warhol depicted the world with the volume turned up, challenging how we understand popular culture, politics, and consumer society. In Living Color examines how his use of color impacts both subject and viewer, creating a dialogue between Warhol and nineteen contemporary artists who all use color to shape how we understand images.

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10/11/2014 - 1/11/2015

Left: Orly Genger