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Joslyn Art Museum is delighted to share updates from its curatorial department. 
Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer features over sixty recently conserved watercolors, drawn entirely from Joslyn’s renowned Maximilian-Bodmer collection. This includes portraits of individuals from the Omaha, Ponca, Yankton, Lakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Assiniboine, and Blackfoot nations, among the many encountered by the travelers. Indigenous knowledge bearers, artists, and scholars from the nations that Bodmer and Maximilian visited have contributed texts and four short films for this exhibition that highlight the diverse histories, beliefs, and practices embodied in the portraits. MORE DETAILS >
NEW ENTRANCE! Visitors to Joslyn will now use a temporary, accessible entrance on the north side of the building as construction has begun on the new Rhonda and Howard Hawks Pavilion on the Museum's east side. Read on for more about the new entrance including the mural that greets visitors—a project by teen artists with Joslyn's Kent Bellows Mentoring Program. MORE DETAILS >
Today at a ceremonial groundbreaking, Joslyn Art Museum executive director & CEO Jack Becker unveiled the design for the Museum’s expansion and renovation, led by international architectural firm Snøhetta in partnership with Omaha’s Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture (APMA). The new building will be named for Rhonda and Howard Hawks of The Hawks Foundation. MORE DETAILS >
Joslyn Art Museum is proud to announce a new publication drawn from its permanent collection—Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer. The first book to focus on Bodmer as a portraitist, it provides new perspectives on Euro-American encounters with nineteenth-century Indigenous communities in the American West. Read on for details and purchase the book here. MORE DETAILS >
Joslyn is working to elevate and amplify perspectives that historically have been underrepresented in the galleries. With OMAHA SPEAKS, we look to broaden the conventional interpretation of objects in our permanent collection by introducing commentary from leaders in our community.  MORE DETAILS >
Joslyn Announces First Weekend Extended Friday Hours
First Weekend Extended Friday Hours
By popular demand, the Museum will be open from 10 am to 8 pm the first Friday of each month to allow guests to extend their visit, make Joslyn their date night destination, or drop by on their way to and from other arts and culture happenings around town. First weekend of the month? Start with art!  Visit 10 am to 8 pm on these Fridays in 2021: April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, November 5, and December 3 (no extended hours on Friday, October 1). Timed tickets required.