Program areas at Joslyn Art Museum
Presentation: during 2021, 81,457 visitors came to the Museum to view permanent and temporary collections and attend various events. The Museum was open the entire year, but had reduced attendance due to the covid pandemic. In addition to our permanent collection, the following exhibitions were on display - revisiting america: the prints of currier & ives, american Art deco: designing for the people and faces from the interior: the north american portraits of karl bodmer. Three exhibitions were featured in the riley contemporary artists project gallery. 314 works of Art were acquired.
Preservation: in formation since 1931, Joslyn Art Museum's collection now contains more than 11,000 works of Art from all over the world antiquity to the present, with a concentration on the 19th and 20th century european and american Art. Highlights of the permanent collection include works by lorenzo di credi, titian, el greco, veronese, claude de lorrain, edgar degas, claude monet, pierre august renoir, and camille pissarro. American masters such as albert bierstadt, thomas hart benton, mary cassatt, thomas eakins, winslow homer, john steuart curry, grant wood, jackson pollock, dale chihuly, and george segal are also represented. Joslyn is renowned for its collection of Art of the american west and known worldwide for its collection of swiss artist karl bodmer's watercolors and prints documenting his 1832-34 journey to the Missouri river frontier with german prince maxmillian of wied. During 2021, 3 artworks were conserved.
Education: the mission of Joslyn's criss center for education is to equip the general public with skills to enjoy, understand, appreciate, and engage with Art of various time periods and cultures. To this end, the center provides interpretive programming in a variety of formats tailored to different learning styles. Specifically, Joslyn addresses the needs of a general adult audience, university faculty and students, k-12 teachers and students, families, and youth-at-risk. Through guided tours, lectures, gallery talks, outreach programs, classes, camps, programs for teachers, and special events, the center for education strives to provide quality arts education experiences for its diverse constituencies. During 2021, we served 101,739 people who attended tours, lectures, gallery talks, special programs for adults, Art classes, camps and community events both at Joslyn Art Museum and online virtual programming.
Significant items in other program revenue include the hitchock Museum shop net sales revenue, exhibition rental fees and a one time amount of $601,949 in employee retention credits.