Plenty happening at the Joslyn Art Museum in 2013

December 4, 2012 by  

There are several new exhibits opening at the Joslyn Art Museum in January of 2013, all of which are free with museum admission. No doubt the museum works with Omaha printing companies to spread the word about upcoming exhibits through flyers and brochures.

The Fantastic World of Dan Yaccarino will be showing at the museum from January 12 – April 14. It features the work of the author and illustrator of over 30 children’s books. Ten Masterworks from the Whitney Museum of American Art will be also showing from January 26 – May 12. It celebrates the modernism and abstraction of 20th century art.

Route 36: Photographs by William Wylie is also showing from January 26 – May 12. Route 36 passed through the plains of Kansas and the photographer took trips there over four years to document what he saw. Another exhibit showing between the same dates is Jennifer Steinkamp: Madame Curie. The exhibit consists of a “synthesized projection” which represents the love that Marie Curie had for flowers of all kinds.

The Joslyn Art Museum was opened in 1938. It was a gift to the city of Omaha by the widow of newspaper man and philanthropist George A. Joslyn. Since 1938, there have been several additions including a sculpture garden and a Children’s Discovery garden. The museum has become an important part of the culture of Omaha and offers collections of American and African art.

The Joslyn Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for those aged 5 – 17.