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and help provide invaluable support to our Joslyn Around Town programming even when our galleries are physically closed. The Museum will be offering art-making at the newly renovated Gene Leahy Mall, artist conversations at The Ashton at Millwork Commons, and festival fun at events like the Omaha Summer Arts Festival, World Refugee Day, Heartland Pride, and Maha.

The Museum first opened its doors to the public on November 29, 1931 – a generous gift to the people of Omaha from Sarah H. Joslyn in memory of her husband, George A. Joslyn.

During the opening day festivities, Sarah Joslyn quietly slipped into the crowd of 25,000 who lined up to see the magnificent new building. “I am just one of the public,” she remarked to those who recognized her, adding that the Museum was her gift to the people of Omaha and that it was up to them to determine what to do with it. “If there is any good in it, let it go on and on.”

For more than 90 years, Joslyn Art Museum has been providing the public, at all ages of learning, with the skills to understand, appreciate, and connect with art. Joslyn Art Museum showcases art from antiquity to the present. Its permanent collection includes 12,000 + works spanning across time, regions, and mediums.

At the foundation of the Museum’s mission is a dedication to address the needs and interests of a general adult audience, university faculty and students, K-12 teachers and students, families, underserved populations and individuals, with special needs.