When art is in the eye of the beholder, it can cause problems such as redness, irritation, and rainbow-colored tears. Observe rogue masterpieces in their natural habitat with today's deal: for $30, you get a one-year family membership to the Joslyn Art Museum, located near the campus of Creighton University in midtown Omaha (a $60 value).
The family membership package aggregates a smattering of benefits into an artful conglomeration. The membership covers two adults and dependent children under 18, guaranteeing free admission to the museum, as well as to any ticketed exhibitions. It also includes invitations to members-only exhibition openings, a subscription to the museum's quarterly magazine, monthly e-updates, 10% off in the Café Durham and the Hitchcock museum shop, reduced prices for classes and lectures, and more.
Take in a preview of the museum's 11,000-piece strong assemblage with its navigable online collection, and plan out a journey of learning, beauty, and regionalism with the museum calendar. Visitors can also simply spend hours wandering in stunned, blissful stupor while taking in the museum's amazing décor.
The Joslyn Museum was featured in the Omaha World-Herald, and six Yahoo! Travelers give it a five-star average. Five Judy's Bookers give it a four-star average, and six Insider Pagers 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. – Yahoo! Contributor, 06/20/08
- 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.
2200 Dodge St.
Omaha, Nebraska 68102-1292Get Directions