When art is in the eye of the beholder, it causes problems with security as well as redness, irritation, and swelling. Observe and enjoy art in its natural habitat with today's deal. For $30, you get a one-year family membership (a $60 value) to the Joslyn Art Museum located near the campus of Creighton University.
The family membership aggregates a smattering of benefits into an art-lover's conglomeration. Family membership begins with membership for two adults and dependent children under 18 that guarantees free admission to the museum, as well as any ticketed exhibitions, and continues to rule with invitations to members-only exhibition openings, subscription to the museum's quarterly magazine, monthly e-updates, 10% off in the Café Durham and Hitchcock Museum Shop, reduced prices for classes and lectures as well as subscription discounts for national and international art magazines, and personalized membership cards.
As the principal art museum in the state of Nebraska, Joslyn Art Museum spends its days chastising other museums for running, confiscating origami footballs, and dispensing stern looks at the older collections when they mock the contemporary art. Take in a preview of their more than 11,000-piece strong collection with their excellently navigable online selection, and plan out a journey of learning, beauty, and regionalism with their calendar. Conversely, you can also crash into the building on a girl's kiddie bike with training wheels and then spend hours wandering in stunned, blissful stupor as you take in the museum's amazing décor.
The Joslyn Art Museum was featured in the Omaha World-Herald, and six Yahoo! Travel reviewers and 20 users overall give it a five-star average. Judy's Bookers give it a 4.5-star average, and six InsiderPagers give it an average of five stars:
- This museum is a jewel! There is a very impressive permanent collection that embraces different eras. Rotating collections are often excellent. – A Yahoo! Contributor, Yahoo! Travel
- Joslyn Art Museum is a wonderful place to go any time of year. The whole family will find something to enjoy. They have new exhibits constantly, world-class art that is appealing to all. – Sarah S., Insider Pages
Joslyn Art Museum
When Joslyn Art Museum opened in 1931, more than 25,000 people lined up to see the exhibits. It had taken three years of construction and $3 million to create the splendid art-deco building, which was inlaid with more than 38 types of marble imported from around the world. The force behind this enormous effort was philanthropist Sarah Joslyn, who had the building built in honor of her late husband. But instead of standing front and center, Sarah quietly mixed in with the crowd. "I am just one of the public," she said to people who recognized her.
Sarah truly viewed the Museum as a gift to the people of Omaha. With the 58,000-square-foot addition of the Walter & Suzanne Scott Pavilion, a sculpture garden, and other enhancements, the Museum has grown with time. Visitors today find more than 11,000 works of art inside, with collections and exhibitions that include pieces of ancient Greek pottery, Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Titian and El Greco, and Impressionist works by Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Claude Monet.
After admiring the peasant portraiture of 19th-century French realist Jules Breton, guests can cartwheel over to a collection of 18th- and 19th-century American artwork, which includes portraits by James Peale and landscape images by Thomas Cole. Pieces from the 20th-century from artists such as Grant Wood transition visitors into viewings of more contemporary works or attempts to find a 3-D Magic Eye picture in Jackson Pollock's Galaxy.