In 1931, the city of Omaha became home to two facilities, one a grand station serving rail travelers in lavish style and one a bastion of culture, presenting visual art and music performances in a stunning pink marble building. Union Station, home to The Durham Museum, and Joslyn Art Museum both turn 80 this year.
The public is invited to celebrate these beloved institutions with special programs this summer! Programs include “Decades of Deco” Architectural Tours and a Birthday Celebration on August 21st.
Joslyn Art Museum is a major regional resource for the collection, preservation, and interpretation of the visual arts. Dedicated to excellence and celebrating art in all its variety, the Museum maintains a collection of art of historical significance, ranging from antiquity to the present, with special emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century European and American art.
The Durham Museum, making its home in Omaha’s beautiful art deco Union Station, is home to permanent exhibits that preserve Omaha’s vibrant history, traveling exhibits covering subjects ranging from history and culture, to science and industry, and many entertaining, educational, family-oriented activities.
For information about the museum, the art institute or the planned events, please visit the Web sites at www.durhammuseum.org and www.joslyn.org.