Community Partnerships

is proud to work collaboratively with organizations in our community to present engaging programs that satisfy many interests and tastes. If you'd like to talk about partnership possibilities, please be in touch with Nancy Round, Director of Education and Outreach, at (402) 661-3859 or by email.

New Partnership
We're excited to continue our recent partnership with Restoring Dignity, an organization that assists some of our newest neighbors with housing advocacy and home assistance. After noticing that many Restoring Dignity Home Makeover projects requested donations of art, it seemed obvious that families should create their own art for their own walls!

In January, we held our first art-making session with a Karenni family of 4. For most of the family this was a first-time visit to the Museum so we spent a little time exploring the galleries, learning about upcoming classes and teen programs, and managed to make some art in our two hours together! We look forward to seeing photos of their new paintings in their apartment. Thank you for joining us at Joslyn!


Youth Programs
Joslyn offers a variety of arts-focused programs through Completely Kids. After-school art clubs, Museum visits, and summer workshops offer students the time to experiment with a variety of media while learning about artists, styles, and ideas found in Joslyn's collection and beyond.


Fashion Arts at Yates
Joslyn's Fashion Arts Program is a mentor-based opportunity for high school students with a refugee background. A collaboration with Yates Community Center, located in the Gifford Park neighborhood, students meet weekly with local designer and program mentor, Demetria Geralds, learning how to read, use, and manipulate garment patterns to create custom looks. Finished works are exhibited in Omaha Fashion Week's Student Night, Joslyn's Teen Salon, and the New American Arts Festival.


We are pleased to announce that beginning this year we welcome our first ever Fashion Arts Program Studio Assistant, Sher Moo Paw. This position offers a student the opportunity to work on the other side of an arts program, providing support to our lead staff/mentor.

Sher is in her 3rd year of the program and a senior at Benson High School. She plans to attend college this fall and pursue a career in architecture. Welcome to the team!

Art to Remember
An Art-Based Program for People Living with Memory Loss
Art to Remember gallery talks are designed for small groups of visitors with memory loss, early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and their friends or care partners. The program encourages participants to discover themselves while reminiscing, reflecting, or relating their own life stories to the thematic connections revealed in works of art. For more information, please email Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs. Art to Remember is a partnership with the Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter.

Partners A-Z

To these and other groups Joslyn has joined forces with - past and present - we say thank you!

African Culture Connection
American Midwest Ballet
Amplify Arts
Anti-Defamation League
Archaeological Association of America (AIA)
Autism Action Partnership

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
Boy Scouts of America

Boys Town National Research Hospital

Child Saving Institute
City of Omaha
Clay Works
College of St. Mary
Completely KIDS

Creighton University

Design Alliance Omaha (daOMA)
Douglas County Youth Center

El Museo Latino

Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen Academy Alumni Association
Film Streams
Fontenelle Forest

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
Greater Omaha Chamber
Great Plains Theatre Conference

Handweaver's Guild of Lincoln
Heart Ministry Center
House of Loom
Humanities Nebraska

Immigrant Legal Center
Inclusive Communities
Institute for Holocaust Education

KIOS 91.5 FM

Lauritzen Gardens
Learning Community Centers, North and South Omaha
Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail (U.S. National Park Service)
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

Maha Music Festival
MENTOR Nebraska
Methodist Hospital
Metropolitan Community College

Nebraska Alzheimer's Association
Nebraska Arts Council
Nebraskans for the Arts
Nebraska StoryArts
Nebraska Wildlife Rehab
Nebraska Writers Collective
NET Television
New Century Art Guild

Oak View Mall
Omaha Children's Museum
Omaha Conservatory of Music
Omaha Fashion Week
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Omaha Home for Boys
Omaha Modern Quilt Guild
Omaha Public Library
Omaha Refugee Task Force
Omaha Sister Cities Association
Omaha Spinners and Weavers Guild
Omaha Symphony
Omaha Under the Radar
Opera Omaha

Papio-Missouri River National Resource District
Project Everlast
Project Interfaith

Refugee Empowerment Center
Restoring Dignity

Salem Baptist Church
Sheldon Museum of Art
Siena/Francis House

The Durham Museum
The Nature Conservancy
The Rose Theater
The Stephen Center
Tri-Faith Initiative

Union for Contemporary Art
University of Nebraska High School
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine
University of Nebraska Omaha's Nebraska Watershed Network, Service Learning Academy, and The Moving Company

Yates Community Center
Youth Emergency Services

Joslyn's community outreach programs are generously supported by:

Dixon Family Foundation
Equitable Charitable Foundation
The Gifford Foundation
Kiewit Companies Foundation
Midlands Community Foundation
Omaha Steaks
Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation
University of Nebraska Medical Center
U.S. Bank
Whitmore Charitable Trust