Memorial Day weekend heralded a new beginning for Joslyn Art Museum and its visitors, with free general admission for all beginning May 25th. The Museum will be free during all regular public hours, which are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm; Thursday from 10 am to 8 pm; and Sunday, noon to 4 pm. Throughout 2013, admission will also be free to all special exhibitions including Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color (June 8 to September 1) and Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection (September 28 to January 5).
The Joslyn Art Museum was a gift to the people of Omaha from Sarah Joslyn in memory of her husband, George, who made his fortune as president of the Western Newspaper Union. The Museum’s original 1931 building is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the nation, with 38 types of marble from seven countries. The Walter and Suzanne Scott Pavilion, a 58,000-square-foot addition built in 1994, was designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, as his first U.S. commission. The Museum features galleries, a 1,000-seat concert hall, fountain court, education technology gallery, lecture hall, classrooms, sculpture garden, café, and shop.
For more information about Joslyn Art Museum please visit www.joslyn.org for additional information and upcoming events.