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Joslyn Art Museum

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Joslyn Art Museum has been a premier center for the visual arts for over 80 years. With art from ancient times to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art and Art of the American West, there's something for everyone. Families can check out an Art Pack to take into the galleries . . . it will be your guide as you explore a theme of your choice, from architecture to Impressionism. The outdoor garden galleries, including the kid-friendly Discovery Garden, offer a welcome view of over 20 artworks in the fresh air. Young visitors will love the exhibitions of original art by children's book illustrators in the Mind's Eye Gallery. Major temporary special exhibitions are offered annually, along with concerts, lectures, events, classes, mobile and guided tours, and more. The Museum features a café and shop and is fully accessible. General admission to Joslyn is free to everyone during all public hours. Additional charge for some special exhibitions.

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Hours and Price - General
  • Hours: Museum & Shop: Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun/10am-4pm; Thurs/10am-8pm Café: Tues-Sat/10:30 am coffee & breakfast pastries; 11 am-2 pm lunch; 2-3 pm beverages & desserts Sun/10:30 am–2 pm brunch
  • Price: General admission is free (paid ticketed admission for some exhibitions).
  • Season: Open year round (closed Mondays and major holidays)
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Events
  • '30 Americans' Exhibition

    Apr 24, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    This exhibition brings together over 60 works by contemporary African American artists focusing on important issues of racial, gender, and sexual identity; ongoing narratives of racial inequality in

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  • Fred Tomaselli

    Apr 24, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Fred Tomaselli’s newspaper paintings transform front pages of The New York Times into lively abstractions–see this collection in person.

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  • Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books

    Apr 24, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    This exhibition chronicles Oliver Jeffers’ development and success as a children’s book artist, including illustrations from The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home.

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  • Garth Williams: Illustrator of the Century

    May 4, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    See work by Garth Williams (1912-1996), illustrator of dozens of children’s classics, including E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web and Stuart Little, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s The Little House series, and many

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  • The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design

    Jun 1, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Pulling this familiar everyday object out from under the desk and dining table, The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design surprises us with the imaginative style and creativity found in this

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  • Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome

    Aug 24, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    This exhibition includes picture book illustrations celebrating inspiring stories of unknown characters, as well as individuals who made history, like Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Louis

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  • Word and Image: The Saint John’s Bible

    Oct 5, 2019 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    Featuring the first handwritten illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine Monastery since the fifteenth century, The Saint John’s Bible incorporates contemporary imagery and events to connect

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