Joslyn Around Town

While Joslyn Art Museum is temporarily closed for expansion and renovation, we look forward to making art and community connections at sites around town.

Art JAM in the Park

Every Thursday, July 7–August 25, 10 am–noon
Guided by professional artist-instructors, and 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. Join us for Art JAM in the Park, under the canopies at Gene Leahy Mall at The RiverFront (near 13th and Farnam St.). Free drop-in event. All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. The first session will begin at 10 am, and the lesson will be repeated at 11 am.

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.
  • September 14 The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art by Sebastian Smee
  • November 9 The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

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.
  • October 2 Beethoven Triple (Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, “Linz”) and art talk by Jack Becker, Ph.D., Joslyn’s Executive Director & CEO
  • November 20 Four Dances from Estancia (Revueltas’ Redes Suite, Grondahl’s Trombone Concerto, Ginastera’s Four Dances from Estancia) and art talk by Annika K. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Native American 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.
  • September 21 Art talk by Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, Richard and Mary Holland Assistant Curator of American Western Art, and poetry by Celine Haynes
  • November 16 Art talk by Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Chief Curator & Willis A. Strauss Curator of European Art, and poetry by Jeevan Narney

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.
  • October 13 Celeste Butler, fiber and textile artist, and panelist Pamela Hinson, artist and Joslyn’s Kent Bellows Mentoring Program Manager
  • December 8 Jess Benjamin, ceramic artist, and panelist Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, Richard and Mary Holland Assistant Curator of American Western Art

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