Few visitors expect to find such an impressive art collection in the middle of the prairie. Masterpieces abound here. The ... More
Joslyn Art Museum
Few visitors expect to find such an impressive art collection in the middle of the prairie. Masterpieces abound here. The permanent exhibit includes works by El Greco, Degas, Monet and Renoir. 19th- and 20th-century art receive a special focus. The museum building itself is a striking, architectural find. Thirty-eight different types of marble were used in construction. The exterior glows a light pink, setting the building apart from the rest of downtown Omaha.
I think it is like a top ten for kids in the nation. My young children 7 and 10 had a great time. Art making area, computers and backpacks for them. But the place is not overrun with kids. My husband and i had a gret time by ourselves a few days later. I recomend it for anyone.
This museum is a jewel! There is a very impressive permanent collection that embraces different eras. Rotating collections are often excellent. Many cultures are also represented with the exception of African art--a lack that is surprising since Omaha is home to so many African immigrants.
The backpack program for children is exceptional and helps children really enjoy the museum. A great family outing! A definite "must do!"
I was very impressed with the Joslyn Art Museum. The day we were there there was some amazing art exhibits including one that was allowing the New Orleans Museum to house some of their collections there while they were rebuilding.
This is surely the place to go. The art is beautiful. I think any type of person any age would really love this. You really learn alot from looking at the art. And even if you don't like art all that much you should still go there just to see the blown glass.
Joslyn has some nice permanent exhibits and the traveling ones have been good - notable were the pop art and French exhibits of recent years. Jazz on the Green in the summer is good. If you're looking for free things to do, the musuem is free on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings during Jazz on the Green.
One thing I wish they did more often was open on evenings. Many of their special events and films are on weekends and this doesn't work out for Christian or Jewish families that observe the Sabbath on Saturday or Sunday.
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