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.

"What is a museum now?" — presented by Craig Dykers, Snøhetta founder and architect of Joslyn's 2024 expansion
Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:30 pm (5:30 pm cash bar social hour)

The annual Graham and Sally Lusk Lecture welcomes Craig Dykers, Snøhetta founder and architect of Joslyn's 2024 expansion. His presentation, "What is a museum now?," considers the place of museums in a world increasingly fixated on digital content alongside a review of the design of the new Joslyn Art Museum. This talk, held at the Omaha Conservatory of Music's Simon Concert Hall, is free to all. Omaha Conservatory of Music is located at 7023 Cass Street.

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 13 Oil and Marble: A Novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo by Stephanie Storey
  • November 8 The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

Art Adventures Visits Storytime
Third Tuesdays, September–December @ 10:30 am

Young learners and their adult chaperones are invited to attend this free drop-in program that includes storytime presented by a librarian, complete with songs and creative movement, plus a hands-on art activity inspired by a Museum work. Art Adventures Visits Storytime is geared toward preschoolers, but all ages are welcome to participate in the fun. Omaha Public Library Benson Branch is located at 6015 Binney Street.

Symphony Joslyn
Selected Sundays, October–May @ 2 pm

During the Museum’s expansion closure, Symphony Joslyn continues at UNO's Strauss Performing Arts Center. Plan to attend the upcoming six-concert season to experience the depth of talent the Omaha Symphony has to offer. 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.

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 Katie Herring, Membership Manager & Campaign Assistant, via email or phone at (402) 933-8229.

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