Joslyn Around Town

Join us for Joslyn Around Town! Until the Museum reopens in 2024, we are bringing art and inspiration to sites around town. See below for upcoming programs and events.

Studio Classes

Ready to explore your creativity? Hands-on art class series for all ages are now held at Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Studio, 3303 Leavenworth Street. Explore the class listings here. New series begin every month; register for one today!

Visualizing Literature: Book Club for Art Lovers

Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
Explore connections between the literary and visual arts through moderated book discussions led by Joslyn volunteers at Omaha Public Library’s Abrahams Branch. Free program. Space is limited; advanced registration recommended at; walk-ins welcome if space permits. Abrahams Branch is located at 5111 N. 90th Street.
  • April 12 Horse: A Novel by Geraldine Brooks
  • September 13 Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo by Stephanie Storey.


Tuesdays, May 9–30 @ 6:30 pm (includes a pre-screening introduction)
Sundays, May 14–June 4 @ noon
Join us for a series exploring the intersection of the art and life of renowned painters as depicted on film. On Tuesday evenings, each film will be introduced by Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Willis A. Strauss Curator of European Art. ART/LIFE screenings are held at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater. Tickets at Film Streams' Ruth Sokolof Theater is located at 1340 Mike Fahey Street.
  • May 9 @ 6:30 pm Frida (2002); includes pre-screening introduction
  • May 14 @ noon Frida (2002)
  • May 16 @ 6:30 pm Renoir (2012); includes pre-screening introduction
  • May 21 @ noon Renoir (2012)
  • May 23 @ 6:30 pm Rembrandt (1936); includes pre-screening introduction
  • May 28 @ noon Rembrandt (1936)
  • May 30 @ 6:30 pm Pollock (2000); includes pre-screening introduction
  • June 4 @ noon Pollock (2000)

Symphony Joslyn

Sundays: Art Talk @ 1:30 pm, Concert @ 2 pm
Join us for artful afternoons with talks by Joslyn staff and performances by the Omaha Symphony. Symphony Joslyn 2022/23 is held at UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $28 Joslyn members; $35 general public. Tickets at or (402) 345-0606; program details at UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center is located at 6305 University Drive.
  • April 16 Ancient Airs & Dances; art talk by Karin Campbell, Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art
  • May 21 Higdon & Mendelssohn 5; art talk by Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, Ph.D., Richard and Mary Holland Assistant Curator of American Western Art

Art and Verse at Joslyn Castle

Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm (cash bar @ 6 pm)
Cast your vote, then come to Joslyn Castle to hear a curator’s take on a crowdsourced artwork and a poet’s performance of an original piece inspired by it. Free to Joslyn and Castle members; $10 general public. Space is limited; advanced registration recommended at; walk-ins welcome if space permits. Joslyn Castle is located at 3902 Davenport Street.
  • May 17 Art talk by Karin Campbell, Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art; poetry by Ryan Boland

Based in Omaha

Thursdays @ 6 pm
Come to The Ashton and connect with the creative community when Karin Campbell, Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, a featured artist, and a guest panelist delve into lively conversation. Free, drop-in program held at The Ashton at Millwork Commons, located at 1229 Millwork Ave.
  • April 20 Angie Seykora, sculptor and installation artist, and panelist Annika K. Johnson Ph.D., Associate Curator of Native American Art

Art JAM in the Park

Thursdays in June & July @ 10 am & 11 am
Led by professional artist-instructors, program activities are inspired by works in Joslyn Art Museum’s collections and the beautiful outdoor setting. Families will enjoy learning simple art concepts and techniques while exploring their own creativity using a variety of media. Art JAM in the Park is a free, drop-in program for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us under the canopies at The RiverFront, near 13th and Farnam!

Omaha Summer Arts Festival

Saturday, June 10 (time TBD)
Stop by and see us at Joslyn's table, hosted on Saturday, June 10, during Omaha Summer Arts Festival at Aksarben Village, located at 67th and Center Streets.

Juneteenth Joy Fest — Black Arts & Culture Festival

Saturday, June 17 (time TBD)
Stop by and see us at Joslyn's table, hosted on Saturday, June 17, at Joy Fest, held at Fabric Lab Common Grounds, located at 2514 N. 24th Street.

World Refugee Day

Saturday, June 24 @ 10 am–2 pm
Join us to celebrate Nebraska's newest neighbors! For years, Joslyn has been a partner and the host site for Omaha’s annual World Refugee Day event. During the Museum’s closure, festivities are being held at Levi Carter Park. Our resettled refugee communities have overcome unbelievable odds to find peace and freedom in Omaha. Come to explore their stories, talents, and cultures—and find Joslyn in the park pavilion where we will be leading art-making activities throughout the event. Levi Carter Park is located at 809 Carter Lake Shore Drive.

Joslyn: NEXT

Outreach for Adult Groups
Are you part of a professional organization or community service club looking for a guest speaker in the coming year? If your group would be interested in a snapshot of Joslyn’s 90-year history, ways to engage during the closure, and a preview of our bright future, we may be able to help! Joslyn: NEXT will keep your members connected and reveal how the Museum is evolving to further realize Sarah Joslyn’s vision of a place for all to gather and experience the arts.
For more information or to request a speaker, please contact Sally Otis, Interpretation Manager, via email or phone at (402) 661-3862.

Joslyn Around Town is supported by


Holland Foundation

Conagra Brand Foundation, H. Lee and Carol Gendler Charitable Fund, Lincoln Financial, Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, Sherwood Foundation, and Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation