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: Thomas Worth (American, 1834–1917), A Brush for the Lead. New York Flyers on the Snow (detail), 1867, lithograph, Gift of Conagra Brands, 2016.20.488. On view in Revisiting America: The Prints of Currier & Ives, November 21, 2020–April 11, 2021.


Below are upcoming exhibitions: 
 
11/21/2020 - 4/11/2021

Left: George Henry Durrie (American, 1820–1863) Winter in the Country.
A Cold Morning,
1864, lithograph, Gift of Conagra Brands, 2016.20.417

In 2016, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (now 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.

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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, racial, and artistic transformation and revolution. The narrative will resonate with 21st-century audiences as they observe recent parallel events. The exhibition explores themes including industrial and technological progress in the period following World War I; the rise of the middle class and consumer culture; some measure of progress for women and People of Color; and the migration of styles, ideas, and designers from Europe to the US.

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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