Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska

Author: V. Dimov

Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska. Click here for the slideshow.

The Joslyn Art Museum, located in Omaha, is the main fine arts museum in the state of Nebraska. The museum opened in 1931, a gift from Sarah H. Joslyn in memory of her husband, George A. Joslyn.

It occupies a large and impressive Art Deco building designed by John and Alan McDonald, constructed of Georgia Pink marble, with 38 different marbles from all over the world in the interior. The structure of Art Deco is based on mathematical geometric shapes.

The museum's tiled Fountain Court.

Inside and Out installation by Dale Chihuly at the Joslyn Art Museum.

European collection: 16th and 17th century works include paintings by Veronese, Titian, Claude Lorrain and El Greco. However the strongest collections are from the 19th century, including romantic works by Delacroix and Gustave Doré, realist works by Corot and Gustave Courbet, and an impressionist works by Degas, Monet, Pissarro, and Renoir.

Western American collection: including important collections of work by the Swiss artist Karl Bodmer based on his 1832-34 journey to the Missouri River frontier, and by Alfred Jacob Miller, also illustrating the West of the 1830s.

Although the best known names appear in the European and American collections, it is probably the Western American and Native American collections that have the greatest importance as collections, allowing a rare opportunity to study these genres and periods of art as well as giving an important insight into the history of the western United States.

Joslyn Art Museum, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
George Catlin, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Published: 02/21/2009
Updated: 04/14/2009


  1. Do you realize that photography of the art is strictly prohibited at the Joslyn Art Museum?

  2. Kind of unusual but true:

    From Joslyn art museum rules:

    "No photography. Photography without the use of a tripod is permitted in the fountain court and the atrium."

  3. "Photography without the use of a tripod is permitted in the fountain court and the atrium."

    - Exactly what was done here.


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