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:
Detail from Creation, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2003, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, USA. See Word and Image: The Saint John's Bible at Joslyn Art Museum, October 5, 2019–January 19, 2020.


Below are upcoming exhibitions: 
 
Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography
2/8/2020 - 5/10/2020
Left: John Divola (American, born 1949), On the Occasion of My 60th Birthday, 2009, archival pigment print, 59 3/4 x 96 7/8 in., Museum purchase with funds from the James Art Acquisition Fund, 2017.4

Photography met the twenty-first century in a precarious position – more ubiquitous than at any point in its history, yet fundamentally less believable. Ranging from images exposed on film and printed in a darkroom to compositions constructed from multiple digital captures, these photographs subvert our assumptions about their subjects in surprising ways.

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.
Amy Cutler
2/8/2020 - 5/10/2020
In Amy Cutler’s drawings, uncanny and often impossible scenarios unfold in stunning detail. A skilled draughtsman, Cutler calls upon transformative personal life experiences to process the collision of the inner psyche and the outside world. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.
Art. Write. Now.
3/7/2020 - 5/17/2020
This national traveling exhibition of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards showcases exceptional drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and works of writing, created by teens from all across the country. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.
RODIN: TRUTH FORM LIFE and RODIN: MUSES SIRENS LOVERS
6/6/2020 - 9/6/2020
Auguste Rodin’s expressive representations of the human form revolutionized the art of sculpture for the modern era. A selection of bronzes will showcase the intensity of Rodin’s vision, his innovative artistic process, and his complex relationships with women. Organized and made possible by the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

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.
Wendy Red Star
6/6/2020 - 9/6/2020
Wendy Red Star’s installation engages the history of the 1898 Indian Congress, an unprecedented convening of Native Americans during Nebraska’s Trans-Mississippi Exposition. Informed by archival research, Red Star’s new work exhibits the complexities of Apsáalooke (Crow) and Indigenous histories of Omaha. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.
Finding Sophie Blackall
6/13/2020 - 8/23/2020
See whimsical ink and watercolor picture book illustrations by Sophie Blackall, including the Caldecott Medal winners Hello Lighthouse (2019) and Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear (2016). A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.
Our Voice: Celebrating the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards
9/5/2020 - 12/6/2020
Explore nearly four decades of art by recipients of the American Library Association’s Coretta Scott King Award, which recognizes African American authors and illustrators who celebrate black life through children’s literature. A Mind’s Eye Gallery exhibition.
Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives
10/3/2020 - 1/3/2021
In 2016, Conagra Brands donated nearly 600 Currier & Ives lithographs to Joslyn Art Museum. Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives sheds new light on the famous firm’s artistic and commercial practices, revealing the complex social relationships and surprising modernity of its lavish prints, which found their way into the homes of tens of thousands of Americans in the nineteenth 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.
Guy Goldstein
10/3/2020 - 1/3/2021
Guy Goldstein maintains a hybrid practice as a multimedia artist and musician. Exploring the shifting relationship between sound and image, Goldstein considers how sonic and visual experiences overlap and inform one another. A Riley CAP Gallery exhibition.