Joslyn Art Museum

Omaha, Nebraska

Joslyn Art Museum’s collection includes over 11,000 works representing artists and cultures from antiquity to the present. Highlights include a highly regarded collection of Greek pottery; Renaissance and Baroque masterworks by Rembrandt, Titian, El Greco, Veronese, and Claude Lorrain; noteworthy nineteenth-century French paintings by Jules Breton, William Adolphe Bouguereau, and Jean-Léon Gérôme; and Impressionist masterpieces by Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet.

Joslyn’s equally renowned collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American art includes paintings by Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran. The twentieth century is well represented with major paintings by Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Jackson Pollock, Kenneth Noland, and Helen Frankenthaler, and contemporary works by artists including Donald Judd, George Segal, and Martin Puryear.

Joslyn Art Museum is internationally recognized for its collection of artists and explorers of the American West, including major holdings by Alfred Jacob Miller and nearly 400 watercolors and drawings by Swiss artist Karl Bodmer, who journeyed up the Missouri River between 1832–34 to portray the landscapes of the high plains and its native inhabitants.

The Museum’s original 1931 building is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the nation. The Walter and Suzanne Scott Pavilion, a 58,000-square-foot addition built in 1994, was designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster as his first U.S. commission. The Museum features a 1,000–seat concert hall, fountain court, lecture hall, classrooms, sculpture garden, café, shop, and Art Works, an interactive space for art exploration.