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!

American Midwest Ballet Presents Momentum - Habeneras: The Music of Cuba




2019 Lusk Lecture



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.

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 omahasymphony.org.

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



Creighton McCormick Lecture

Sunday, October 6 @ 2 pm
"On Sacred Styles and Materials: The Cathedrals of French Colonial Tunisia” presented by Daniel E. Coslett, Ph.D., Western Washington University, University of Washington

Creighton Archaeology Lecture

Sunday, November 24 @ 2 pm
"Race and Representation in the Roman Empire: Images of Africans between Myth, Stereotype, and Reality" with Sinclair Bell, classical archaeologist and Associate Professor of Art History at Northern Illinois University


2019 Holiday Lights Family Festival
Sunday, December 1; Noon–5pm

Here it comes... a full day of art-making, music, and more at Joslyn! A free trolley service will offer transportation to participating venues throughout the city. Information about activities and performances coming soon!




Wednesdays and Fridays, December 4–20
Concerts begin at noon; admission is free.

Enjoy sounds of the season during Holiday Under Glass, Joslyn’s annual holiday concert series featuring area musical groups, now in its 25th year.
Performances are held in the Conagra Brands Atrium. A gallery tour follows each concert at 1 pm (see calendar; regular exhibition ticket pricing applies for Word and Image: The Saint John's Bible tours). Seats fill quickly; arrive early if you plan to have lunch during the concert. Café Durham is open from 10:30 am to 3 pm. A limited lunch menu will be offered on Holiday Under Glass concert days from 11 am to 2 pm to streamline service and shorten the time in line for guests. Choices will include a hot special, soup, three salad options (champagne chicken, chef, or classic mixed green), and deli sandwiches. Kids meals will include a deli sandwich or hotdog. Join us!

Conagra Brands is a sponsor of Joslyn’s Holiday Under Glass concert series as part of its Shine the Light on Hunger campaign. Bring nonperishable food items to the Museum to donate to Food Bank for the Heartland ($1 off Word and Image: The Saint John's Bible exhibition ticket for general public with donation).



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.

October 17

November 21

December 19




Visualizing Literature: Book Club for Art Lovers

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

Tuesday, November 12 @ 10:30 am
Tuesday, March 10, 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. 

Art to Remember 2020:
January 26
March 22
May 31
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. 

Thursday, October 3 @ 7 pm (cash bar open @ 6 pm)