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: Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild, designer (American, 1898–1985), Electrolux Corporation, manufacturer, Dover, Delaware, founded 1919, Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner (Model 30), designed 1937, chrome-plated steel, aluminum, vinyl, rubber, 8 1/2 x 23 x 7 3/4 in., Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver, 2004.3466, Courtesy of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver. Photo by Wes Magyar. On view in the special exhibition American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939 (June 5–September 5, 2021).


Below are upcoming exhibitions:  
1/30/2021 - 4/25/2021

Left: Frank Rinehart, White Swan, 1898, albumen silver print. Image courtesy Omaha Public Library.

Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke, b. 1981) works across media to explore the intersections of Native American ideologies and colonialist structures, both historically and in contemporary society. Her installations and photographic practice build upon years of research in photographic archives and museum collections of historical Apsáalooke artwork. A Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project (CAP) Gallery exhibition.


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6/5/2021 - 9/5/2021

Left: Paul T. Frankl, designer (American, born Austria, 1887–1958), Warren Telechron Company, manufacturer (Ashland, Massachusetts, 1926–1992), Modernique Clock, 1928, chromiun-plated and enameled metal, molded Bakelite, brush-burnished silver, Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver, Gift of Michael Merson, 2010.0670. Courtesy of Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Denver. Photo by Wes Magyar.

American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939 investigates a dynamic period in American history and culture when the country and its citizens went through political, economic, social, and artistic transformation and revolution. From stylish decorative art objects to products of industrial design, modern American paintings to compelling photographic images, the multi-media works of art in this exhibition reflect both the glamour and optimism of the 1920s and the devastation and escapism of the 1930s.

Organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO and Joslyn Art Museum.

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.

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Diedrick Brackens
6/5/2021 - 9/5/2021

Left: Diedrick Brackens (American, b. 1989), blessed are the mosquitoes, 2020, woven cotton and acrylic yarn, 82 x 79 inches. © Diedrick Brackens. Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles.

Drawing on textile and weaving traditions from across the Americas, Africa, and Europe, Diedrick Brackens creates intricate tapestries that interrogate personal stories and shared cultural experiences. Formally rooted in postwar American art movements, Brackens’ compositions fuse the language of abstraction with narrative-driven figuration. A Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project (CAP) Gallery exhibition.




Guy Goldstein
10/2/2021 - 1/2/2022

Left: Guy Goldstein (Israeli, born 1974), Der Sekundenmacher, 2020, single-channel video, Duration: 10 min. 21 sec., Courtesy the artist, © Guy Goldstein

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 Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project (CAP) Gallery exhibition.

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