EIN 47-0384577

Joslyn Art Museum

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Joslyn Art Museum preserves, presents, and educates about the highest quality visual arts from all over the world from antiquity to the present. Since 1931, its collection has grown to more than 11,000 works with a focus on 19th and 20th-century European and American art. The museum's Criss Center for Education equips the public with skills to appreciate and engage with art through interpretive programming.
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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.

Who funds Joslyn Art Museum

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Sherwood FoundationBipoc Art Acquisition$5,024,426
Joslyn Art Museum FoundationAll Funds Are Granted To Its Supported 501(c)(3) Organization, the Joslyn Art Museum.$1,950,500
Peter Kiewit FoundationTo Provide Support for the Evolve Joslyn Capital Campaign To Support Museum Expansion and Renovation.$1,250,000
...and 51 more grants received totalling $13,018,695

Personnel at Joslyn Art Museum

Jack BeckerExecutive Director and Chief Executive Officer$523,888
Elizabeth A PowellDirector of Finance and Operations$112,027
Hillary Nather-DetischDirector of Development$143,269
Stacy SimonVice Chairman / Board Member$0
Lisa SmithTreasurer / Board Member$0
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Joslyn Art Museum

RevenuesFYE 12/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$48,668,513
Program services$161,902
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$35,279
Net rental income$191,975
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$165,154
Miscellaneous revenues$723,104
Total revenues$49,945,927

Form 990s for Joslyn Art Museum

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-05-21990View PDF
2019-122021-01-21990View PDF
2018-122019-08-02990View PDF
2017-122018-10-16990View PDF
2016-122017-10-19990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 19, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
May 12, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 1 new vendor, including
May 7, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $5,000 from Hickey Family Foundation
July 9, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
June 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $1,108,000 from Annette and Paul Smith Charitable Fund
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMuseumsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
LobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
2200 Dodge St
Omaha, NE 68102
Metro area
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
Douglas County, NE
Website URL
(402) 342-3300
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A51: Art Museums
NAICS code, primary
7121: Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
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