Tools for Teachers
  1. Select the materials from the database email us your list. Can't access GoogleDocs?  Click here to download a PDF of the database.
  2. Tell us the subject your class is studying and the grade level. We will select helpful resources for you.
  3. Set up an appointment to explore the Nelson Teacher Resource Center and select your materials.

Contact us to get started - call (402) 661-3871 or click here to email Joslyn's Interactive Media Coordinator.

RETRIEVAL INFORMATION:  Resources may be borrowed for FREE for up to three weeks. Joslyn ships them to schools (with ten or more students) in Nebraska and Iowa outside the greater Omaha area. Schools receiving the materials via UPS are responsible for return shipping. Educators within the Omaha area must pick up and return the resources to the Museum.

Self-Guided Resources
Includes scavenger hunts and gallery guides to use on your next visit. Preview and print these interactive materials to engage visitors of all ages in Joslyn's galleries.

Scavenger Hunts

There are two rock monsters to deal with one needs help, and the other needs to be stopped. Are you ready to play?

Click here for black and white versions of Peblo's Poppin' Paradise
and Night at the Museum

Can you find artworks based only on emoji clues? Some of the clues are not as obvious as you would think so look deep into the details of the artworks.
Click here for black and white version

Puedes encontrar obras de arte basadas solo en pistas de emoji? Algunas pistas no son tan obvias de encontrar como pensarias. Asi que mira a fondo los detalles en las obras de arte.
Haga clic aquí para versíon en blanco y negro

Indiana Stones gives visitors of all ages the unique opportunity to explore select paintings from a geological point of view. Answer the geology-related questions to get closer to the treasure. Will you save the treasure and get it to the museum curator?

Ofrece a los visitantes de todas las edades la oportunidad única de explorar pinturas selectas desde un punto de vista geológico. Responde las preguntas relacionadas con la geología para acercarte al tesoro. ¿Guardarás el tesoro y se lo llevarás al curador del museo?

The Lord of the Rocks
will take you through Joslyn looking at and learning about the rocks that make up the structure of the building. All humanity is at risk – will you find the ring-shaped fossil?

Le guiará a través del Museo Joslyn, observando y aprendiendo sobre las rocas que conforman la estructura del edificio. Toda la humanidad está en riesgo - ¿Encontrarás el fósil en forma de anillo?

There are many wild things loose in the galleries here at Joslyn. It is your mission to go on an expedition to find these animals in artworks in the Memorial Building. How many
wild things will you find?
Click here for black and white version

Here’s a fun quest to discover nine artworks in Joslyn. Use the picture details to find paintings in Joslyn’s Memorial Building. Take turns answering the questions and sharing stories with each other.
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There are signs of Spring hidden in the artworks around Joslyn. Use the map to find all of them! How many will you uncover?
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La primavera ha llegado y hay señales de ésta escondidas en las obras de arte alrededor del Joslyn. ¡Es posible que necesite utilizar el mapa para encontrar todos los Signos de la Primavera!
¿Cuántos descubrirás?
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Grab your sunscreen, sunglasses, sandals and explore the Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden. Use the limericks and the picture clues to find seven sensational sculptures.

Click here for black and white version

Trae contigo tu protección solar, gafas de sol y sandalias. Explora el Jardín de Esculturas de la Fundación Peter Kiewit en el Museo de Arte Joslyn. Utiliza las pistas y fotos para encontrar siete esculturas sensacionales.
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Kids are back in school, leaves are starting to change colors, and we want you to fall into autumn in our galleries. Find eight artworks using the clues below.
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Los niños están de regreso en la escuela, las hojas están empezando a cambiar de color, y queremos que entren al otoño en nuestras galerías. Encuentren ocho obras de arte utilizando las pistas de abajo.
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Winter has arrived. When it is too cold to play in the snow, look for some frosty artworks hiding in our galleries. Find six artworks using the clues below.
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El invierno ha llegado. Cuando es muy frío para jugar en la nieve, busca obras de arte de invierno escondidas en nuestras galerías. Encuentra seis obras de arte utilizando las siguientes pistas.
Haga clic aquí para versíon en blanco y negro

   Museum Activities

   There's more to see at the Joslyn than just the artwork in the galleries. Check out the amazing architecture!

   Gallery Guides

“Finding native voices” should be the goal of historical research involving American Indians. To the extent possible, this guide’s writings, in concert with the artworks in the galleries, attempts to highlight Native perspectives of key historical events and their cultures.

This guide highlights artworks with a connection to Hispanic culture. Start with the Spanish Colonial gallery then explore other galleries in Joslyn’s Memorial building to discover artworks with a “Hispanic voice.”

Esta guía incluye obras relacionadas a la cultura hispana. Puede empezar el recorrido en la sala denominada Spanish Colonial para luego continuar su paseo en el edificio Memorial del Museo de Arte Joslyn. Estas pinturas han sido seleccionadas por tener una “voz hispana.”

   Mobile Tech Experiences

Find out what Joslyn currently has to offer. Teachers, listen to mobile tours before your school group visit.

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Permanent Collection Resources
Includes helpful documents highlighting collection.

Temporary Exhibition Resources
Includes lesson plans and support materials.

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        Helpful links
        Preview all materials before sharing with your students.

        NEBRASKA ARTISTS: A VIDEO RESOURCE SITE FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS:  Visual arts educational resource available for all teachers that has dozens of short video segments from some of the most accomplished artists living and working in Nebraska. These videos are closely tied with the Nebraska Department of Education's Fine Arts Standards.

        THE CASE FOR NUDITY: The naked and the nude have been frequent subjects for art throughout the history of human creation, and also the frequent subject of censorship. What's wrong with seeing the unclothed human body? And what is its place in art? Video created by The Art Assignment, a weekly PBS Digital Studios production hosted by curator Sarah Urist Green.

        BODY LANGUAGE: HOW TO TALK TO STUDENTS ABOUT NUDITY IN ART: Produced by The Art Institute of Chicago, this document includes discussion questions, talking points, advice, and lesson plans for all grade levels.

        ENCOUNTERS WITH NUDITY: Columbus Museum of Art's blog post regarding nudity in art.

        ADDRESSING NUDITY IN ART: The University of Missouri's Museum of Art and Archaeology's advice for teachers to talk with their students about nudity in art prior to a museum visit.

        HEILBRUNN TIMELINE OF ART HISTORY:  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, has extensive timelines spanning 20,000 BCE to present. They cover major events that happened across the globe.