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

Thursday, June 13 @ 6–8 pm

Thursday, June 27 @ 6:30 pm

Thursday, July 18 @ 6 pm

Thursday, July 25 @ 5 pm
Omaha Under the Radar




Garden Yoga

Sundays in August & September; 10:30–11:30 am

$5 suggested donation

Wake up with us! Join us Sunday mornings for hour-long yoga sessions in Joslyn’s Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden. Instructors from YOGA NOW (formerly Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center) will guide you through basic poses to help strengthen your body and center your mind. This series is beginner friendly and all levels are welcome to participate. Stay after and lounge in the gardens, bring a picnic, or take a stroll through the galleries. In case of rain, we'll move indoors to the Storz Fountain Court.

All donations received through Garden Yoga help keep Joslyn's public programming free!


Instructors for this year include:

August
4 - Julia Beutler
11 - Stephanie Watson
18 - Jackie Wilber
25 - Susi Amendola

September
1 - Theresa O'Halloran
8 - Stephanie Watson
15 - Jackie Wilber
22 - Deb Welk
29- Jackie Wilber




An Evening with Susan Stamberg



Symphony Joslyn Series 2019–2020

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.

September 29, 2019

November 17, 2019

January 12, 2020

March 15, 2020

April 19, 2020

May 17, 2020



Creighton McCormick Lecture

Sunday, October 6 @ 2 pm
Creighton University's Annual McCormick Lecture in Art History "On Sacred Styles and Materials: The Cathedrals of French Colonial Tunisia” presented by Daniel E. Coslett, Ph.D., Western Washington University, University of Washington



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.




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.

June 20


August 15
New on View!


October 17



Visualizing Literature: Book Club for Art Lovers

Visualizing Literature features docent-led discussion groups four times a year connecting literature and art.

Tuesday, September 10 @ 10:30 am

Tuesday, November 12 @ 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, October 3 @ 6:30 pm