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 Events

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. Joslyn curators present pre-concert gallery talks at 1 pm and 1:25 pm showcasing works of art inspired by concert themes.

Season tickets are currently on sale. New subscribers can buy a season ticket package to Symphony Joslyn at $112 (for all six concerts), which is a 50% savings over purchasing them at regular price! To purchase season ticket package contact Ticket Omaha at (402) 345-0606 or visit

Regular single tickets for Symphony Joslyn are $35 each. Joslyn members may purchase single concert tickets for $28 each (a 20% savings). Joslyn Members must call Ticket Omaha to reserve advance single tickets or show your Joslyn membership card if purchasing tickets at the door the day of the concert. This offer is not available to the general public. Join Joslyn to qualify for this offer.

September 29, 2019

November 17, 2019

January 12, 2020

March 15, 2020

April 19, 2020

May 17, 2020

a pop of color: A Concert of Musical & Visual Creativity

The River City Mixed Chorus returns to the Witherspoon Concert Hall stage for a one-night only concert featuring songs from the musical theater and pop genres that celebrate art and color and tell stories through visualization and landscapes.

Tickets range from $15 to $30 for the performance and are available for purchase at

Now in ti's 36th season, River City Mixed Chorus is Nebraska's Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and ally chorus.  It is one of the longest-running LGBTA mixed choruses in the United States. For more information visit or find the chorus on Facebook @rcmcomaha.

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.

Thursday, February 27 @ 6:30 pm (cash bar opens at 5 pm)

Visualizing Literature: Book Club for Art Lovers

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

Tuesday, May 12, 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.

September 24, 2019
Figure Food

October 29, 2019
A Side of Dressing

January 28, 2020
Art à la King

February 25, 2020
Eat, Pink, and Be Merry

March 31, 2020
Taste of the Times

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. 

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. 

Thursday, March 26 @ 7 pm (cash bar open @ 6 pm)