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:
"Did I mention we love to travel?" from Germs, 2017, collaged watercolor and paper, © James E. Ransome. See Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome at Joslyn Art Museum, August 24, 2019–January 19, 2020.


Below are upcoming exhibitions: 
 
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.

Organized by National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature (Abilene, TX) and sponsored at Joslyn Art Museum by Cynthia Epstein and David Wiesman.

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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.

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Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography
2/7/2020 - 5/10/2020
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.
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.