Annual Fund - Making an Impact

Annual giving provides an important foundation for daily learning and exploring that takes place at Joslyn Art Museum. Most importantly it helps the Museum to connect visitors with art - in a multitude of ways. From exploring a traveling exhibition to offering a monthly professional development program for local teachers to integrate their curriculum with art.

By giving to the Museum you support the following ares of impact in our community:
  • The Impact of Access:  In May of 2013, admission to Joslyn Art Museum became free to the public. One year later, the Museum had already had 72,347 visitors, an increase of over 26% from the previous year.
  • The Impact of Education and Mentoring:  In the past year, over 110,000 children and adults have participated in Joslyn Art Museum educational programming such as art classes, camps, stroller tours, gallery talks, and mobile tours. d that they cared about graduating high school.
  • The Impact of Collaboration:  Over the past year, Joslyn has worked in partnership with more than 50 community organizations to increase arts awareness and provide public access to art across the metro area. This diverse group of organizations includes the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Siena Francis House, the NorthStar Foundation, and Ballet Nebraska to name a few.
  • The Impact of An International Experience:  With over 11,000 pieces of art, you can find pieces of Joslyn’s collection on loan from London to Paris to New York and across the globe. On May 5, 2014, Joslyn revealed the conserved painting Portrait of Dirck van Os (ca. 1658) now definitively attributed to Rembrandt. The painting brought local, regional and national coverage to the museum, including an article in The Wall Street Journal, which touted Joslyn as one of America’s outstanding regional museums.
Please consider making a gift today and supporting the impact Joslyn is making in our community.  Please click here to make your donation today.