Upcoming Exhibitions

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 free with regular Museum 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 upcoming exhibitions: 
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.

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.

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.

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.

Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome
8/24/2019 - 1/19/2020
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.
Word and Image: The Saint John’s Bible
10/5/2019 - 1/19/2020

Left: Psalms Frontispiece, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2004, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA

Featuring the first handwritten illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery since the fifteenth century, The Saint John’s Bible incorporates contemporary imagery and events to connect traditional medieval craftsmanship with the twenty-first 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.