The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha Nebraska is a premier art museum. The museum was originally a gift to the people of Omaha from Sarah Joslyn. The museum’s architecture is renowned as one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the country. The museum is comprised of two sections. The original building was built in 1931 while the 58,000 sq. ft addition was built in 1994. The museum features a 1,000-seat concert hall, an education technology gallery, a lecture hall, classrooms, a cafe for visitors to eat in, and a shop. You will also want to take a walk-through of Joslyn’s Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden and Discovery Garden which was opened in 2009.
Inside the museum, you will find Joslyn’s Hitchcock Museum Shop which stocks a variety of items inspired by history, and art collections, the items are the works of jewelers, potters, glassmakers, printmakers, woodworkers, and even fiber/fabric artists. You can find it all in the shop. The museum is for people of all ages who are interested in learning about art in Omaha Nebraska. You will spend the day looking at art in the galleries and exhibits and can grab a bite to eat in Cafe Durham. You can choose from guided or self-guided tour options on various days of the week. The Museum offers a number of events, lectures, and classes throughout the year. You can also enroll your children and teens in the programs offered for different age groups.