Adult Programs @ Joslyn

Designed to encourage understanding and appreciation of every artistic endeavor—from visual arts and film to music, dance and poetry—Joslyn's adult programs offer a melange of opportunities in celebration of its remarkable special exhibitions and permanent collections. Join us!

Special Exhibition Programs

Virtual Tour: Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography
Joslyn’s exhibition Fact and Fiction in Contemporary Photography was one month into its three-month run at closure, but selections from the show can still be enjoyed! The mobile tour for the exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, now features images of the art referenced at each audio stop so it can be all be experienced from home. Click here to start the tour now!

Online Conversation Premieres Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30 pm

Special Online Events

During the Museum's temporary closure through May 2020 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, Joslyn is offering a series of virtual engagement opportunities for all ages. Check out Art From Afar and come visit us, virtually!

Curator-led Virtual Gallery Talks
Listen to our curators give short talks about works on view in the galleries, accompanied by video of the art. Find them on Facebook and YouTube.

Joslyn Short Courses, Tuesdays, May through June, 5-6 pm.
Structured as weekly online seminars, these curator-led courses take place in a virtual learning environment. Click here to learn more!

Symphony Joslyn 2019-20

Spend Sunday afternoons immersed in music and art!

The Omaha Symphony presents its 2019-20 Symphony Joslyn Series in Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall on six select Sundays, September through May, at 2 pm. Due to COVID-19 concerns, Omaha Symphony's live concerts have been cancelled for the remainder of the season. However, Joslyn curators will present online gallery talks on the original dates showcasing works of art inspired by concert themes. Tune in!

Joslyn Late 'til 8

Jump-start your weekend every Thursday evening 5-8 pm at Joslyn Art Museum. Mingle with friends, indulge your interest in fine art, and experience unique programs on select evenings. Late 'til 8 features gallery talks with artist, curators, and docents, as well as music, film, and hands-on art projects.

Online Conversation Premiers Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30 pm

Art Encounters

Art Encounters
features monthly guided tours for all art lovers. All tours are held on Thursdays and begin at 10:30 am at the Admissions Desk.

Visualizing Literature: Book Club for Art Lovers

Visualizing Literature features docent-led discussion groups four times a year connecting literature and art.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am

Appetite for Art 2019–2020

Do you crave fine art? Join us for stimulating gallery talks presented by Joslyn Curators on select Tuesdays, September through May, followed by thematic lunches in Joslyn's beautiful Storz Fountain Court. All programs begin at 11:30 am.

Virtual Gallery Talk with Taylor Acosta Premiers April 28, 2020
A Pinch of Flower

Art to Remember

Art to Remember, Joslyn's art-based program for people living with memory loss, is designed for small groups of visitors with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their friends or care partners. Held on select Sundays at 2 pm, gallery talks are facilitated by experienced Joslyn docents. Registration is required through the Nebraska Alzheimer's Association. 

Art to Remember 2020:
July 26
September 27
November 29

AIA Lectures

Held in partnership with the Lincoln-Omaha Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), these fascinating lectures are free to the public on select Sunday afternoons or Thursday evenings throughout the academic year. Check back soon for more programs!

daOMA Lectures

Design alliance Omaha (daOMA) 
programs provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and opportunities for the Omaha design community. Programs are offered on select dates in the spring and fall.