Travel with Joslyn Art Museum in 2020

Joslyn Art Museum’s Travel with JAM program is an opportunity to connect the Museum’s donor and member audiences to art experiences throughout the world. Trips offer a unique chance to travel with Joslyn’s curators or director and encounter educational, enriching activities that show firsthand how art can bridge history and the present day. Each year, trips are offered to various national and international destinations and combine curatorial expertise, behind-the-scenes opportunities, and spectacular itineraries offering a first-class experience. Travel with JAM this year, and encounter the world!

Don’t miss out on these unique travel opportunities with Joslyn Art Museum curators in 2020. For more details about each trip or to make your reservation contact Janel Sunderland at or (402) 933-8220.  Priority given to Joslyn Patron Members.

Des Moines, IA | April 16, 2020

Enjoy a one-day journey in the art world of Des Moines with Karin Campbell, Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art.

Travel: Luxury motor coach Cost: $300. Includes luxury transportation, lunch, all entrance fees, and a donation to Joslyn Art Museum. Minimum of 20 participants, maximum of 50.
  • Tour the Krause Gateway Center and Krause Group Collection of contemporary art with collections manager Jonathan deLima.
  • Adventure through the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park featuring work by 25 of the world’s most celebrated artists.
  • Experience the remarkable Des Moines Art Center and enjoy a private tour of the Karla Black: 20 Years exhibition with curator Alison Ferris.
  • Lunch at Django Restaurant.
Complete itinerary and registration information coming soon.

Kansas City, MO & Bentonville, AR | June 11-13, 2020

Journey through the beautiful Midwest on a three-day tour to Kansas City, MO, and Bentonville, AR, with Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator & Holland Curator of American Western Art. Travel: Luxury motor coach. Cost: $1,000. Includes luxury transportation, hotel accommodations, all meals, all entrance fees, and a donation to Joslyn Art Museum. Minimum of 30 participants, maximum of 50.
  • Visit Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and enjoy a curator-lead tour of the photography collection; special exhibition Gordon Parks X Muhammad Ali: The Image of a Champion, 1966 | 1970; and an introduction to the permanent collection.
  • Experience a docent-led tour of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art’s permanent collection.
  • Explore Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and tour Ansel Adams: In Our Time with Toby Jurovics. Get an introduction to the permanent collection with a Crystal Bridges curator.
  • View Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room at Crystal Bridges and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House.
  • Dinners at JAX Fish House & Oyster Bar and The Hive
Complete itinerary and registration information coming soon.

Paris, France | September 12-17, 2020

Travel to Paris, France, for an unforgettable adventure exploring art in the city’s finest museums and private collections with Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Associate Curator of European Art.
  • Stay five nights at the elegant Westin-Vendôme, centrally located in the 1st Arrondissement.
  • Learn about the history, planning, and architectural landmarks of the city on a private tour by coach.
  • Enjoy special openings and curatorial tours at famed museums including the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Orangerie, Marmottan-Monet, Decorative Arts Museum, Musée de Nissim Camondo, and the Petit Palais.
  • Admire the collection and gardens of the Rodin Museum, following Joslyn’s summer exhibitions, RODIN: TRUTH FORM LIFE and RODIN: MUSES SIRENS LOVERS.
  • Spend a day in Giverny exploring Claude Monet’s House and Gardens and the Impressionism Museum.
  • Visit two private collections.
  • Dine at some of the city’s most revered restaurants, including Maison Blanche, on the roof of the Theatre des Champs Elysees.
Click here for more information and to register for this exciting opportunity.