Omaha Favorites – Joslyn Art Museum

March 12, 2019

When it comes to a perfect day for me, it normally involves something artsy or creative. I love to get a little inspiration in on the weekends and also recharge a little before work the next day. Art exhibits aren't everywhere in Omaha, I honestly wish we had more. The Joslyn Art Museum is one that I've been to literally once and fell in love. Their permanent collection is amazing and definitely worth exploring.

I recently went to their 30 Americans exhibit. It's currently up and will be until May 5, 2019. It's a collection of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, installations, and videos crafted over the past 30 years. They are all works of contemporary African American artists. The whole exhibit is incredible, some pieces are small, others span across some of the largest walls in the museum. The one piece that drew the most emotion from me was "Duck, Duck, Noose" by Gary Simmons. You walk around a corner and are immediately hit with it. The piece is really quite controversial, but it is a strong piece showing some of the worst times in America.

I highly recommend visiting the Joslyn before this exhibit is gone.

 

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