United States

2200 Dodge Street
Phone: 402.342.3300
Fax: 402.342.2376

Joslyn Art Museum

As Nebraska’s largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931.

The original building is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the nation, with 38 marbles from seven countries. In addition to the art galleries, Joslyn features a 1,000 seat concert hall, fountain court, education technology gallery, lecture hall, library, café, and gift shop.

Permanent Collection

Joslyn features an encyclopedic collection of work from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art. Highlights of the permanent collection include works by Lorenzo di Credi, El Greco, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Hart Benton. American masters such as Grant Wood, Jackson Pollock, Dale Chihuly, and George Segal are also represented. Joslyn is renowned for its collection of art of the American West, and known worldwide for its collection of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer’s watercolors and prints documenting his 1832-34 journey to the Missouri River frontier with German Prince Maximilian of Wied.


Eight to ten special exhibitions are on view each year in Joslyn's pavilion and print galleries.

Forthcoming exhibitions

Spared from the Storm: Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art, on view June 16 - October 21, 2007

Stan Strembicki: The Lost Library Portfolio, on view June 16 - September 16

The Art of Robert Bateman, on view November 24, 2007 - February 3, 2008


$7 adults
$5 senior citizens (62+) and college students
$4 ages 5 - 17
Children under age 5 and Joslyn members admitted free. Public admitted free Saturdays from 10 am - noon. Additional charge for some special exhibitions.

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, noon - 4 pm
Closed Mondays and holidays.
Extended hours for some special exhibitions.

Getting there

2200 Dodge Street, close to Omaha's downtown and Old Market area.


Handicapped accessible. Visitor services include Cafe Durham, Hitchcock Museum Shop, and Scott EdTech Gallery.

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