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 Americans Art Festival

Friday, August 4 in the Benson neighborhood; 5-9 pm
The New Americans Art Festival, a collaboration of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and Benson First Friday, features art and performances from new Americans and local artists, celebrating the wealth of diverse cultures that call Omaha home. Joslyn will be there... stop by and make some art at our table!

Maha Music Festival
Saturday, August 19 @ Stinson Park; noon-dusk
Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program students and JAMbassadors (teen volunteers) will help raise awareness around mental health through an interactive art project in Maha's Community Village. Participants will create a mental health map using a combination of splash painting and the bag toss game! At day's end, the canvases will piece together to form the Maha bird.

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.

Outreach to Youth

Joslyn is partnering with NorthStar Foundation to provide visual arts instruction at its new facility. Weekly, Museum staff presents after-school classes with curriculum based on art the boys will see during gallery visits.

An extension of the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program (KBMP), artists are mentoring groups at Boys Town National Research Hospital's East and West campuses to reach creative teens who are unable to visit Joslyn and Kent Bellows Studio.

Joslyn offers a mentor-based Fashion Arts Program for New American youth who are interested in fashion and textile-based arts. Students meet weekly at Yates Community Center and participate in Omaha Fashion Week's Student Night and other exhibition opportunities.

Finding a Voice

Joslyn welcomes guests of Siena/Francis House for monthly workshops at the Museum that incorporate gallery viewing, art-making, writing, and reflection.

Art is sWELL

Once per month, Museum staff visits Nebraska Medicine to offer collection-related activities for pediatric patients and their families. This opportunity extends Joslyn's ongoing Passport Partners Program - benefiting students, faculty, and staff associated with the university and hospital - to now serve patients.

Partners Roll Call

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

Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter
Anti-Defamation League
Archaeological Association of America (AIA)

Ballet Nebraska
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
Completely KIDS

Creighton University
Design Alliance Omaha (daOMA)
Douglas County Youth Center
The Durham Museum
El Museo Latino
Federal Bureau of Investigation Citizen Academy Alumni Association
Film Streams
Fontenelle Forest
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
Handweaver's Guild of Lincoln
Heart Ministry Center
House of Loom
Humanities Nebraska
Institute for Holocaust Education
Lauritzen Gardens
Learning Community Centers, North and South Omaha
Lewis and Clark National Historical Trail (U.S. National Park Service)
Maha Music Festival
Methodist Hospital
Midlands Mentoring Partnership
The Nature Conservancy
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 Creative Institute
Omaha Fashion Week
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
Omaha Home for Boys
Omaha Public Library
Omaha Refugee Task Force
Omaha Sister Cities Association
Omaha Spinners and Weavers Guild
Omaha Symphony
Omaha Under the Radar
Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center
Opera Omaha
Project Everlast
Project Interfaith
Refugee Empowerment Center
The Rose Theater
Sheldon Museum of Art
Siena/Francis House
Union for Contemporary Art
UNMC and Nebraska Medicine
UNO's Nebraska Watershed Network, Service Learning Academy, and The Moving Company
Youth Emergency Services