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Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha

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4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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  • The Joslyn Art Museum was my favorite stop in Omaha. The building itself is a work of art and just beautiful. The museum is not that large but offers a wonderful collection of art along with beautiful...  read more »
  • Great building, nice staff, good gift shop. This mid-America museum has collected a remarkable selection of top artists' works and puts on amazing high-quality temporary exhibits. fun sculptures too. 
  • It's beautiful from the outside--the newer section blends beautifully with the original section. The atrium sculptures are fabulous. There's a very nice cafe in the atrium with a lovely menu. I really...  read more »
  • What an amazing collection! Every single time. I love that they pair up with Central High School to enhance students' education. It really is something that they want to be so active in their community and notably with their next door neighbor.
  • In order to keep up with the Omaha zoo, their electric cripple scooters ALSO are not charged and strand you in the hallway when you least expect it. In order to keep up with the Omaha zoo, the Guacamole burger special ($10.55) will ALSO be served COLD and the fries will be hard as old cow turds after sitting under the orange heat lamps for several hours. The head chef however did redeem himself by remaking the entire lunch from scratch, as I noticed other patrons said nothing and gagged on the stale crap for no good reason. HEY... it's the midwest! You can't sell that junk to a New Yorker though. The art? Well besides several Monet's and the fact that the average American has no clue anyway, the most interesting thing is the building itself and the 30's art-deco style of the lighting fixtures and inlaid wood on the walls and furnishings. This place will survive World War III easily! Your kids will enjoy splashing barefoot in the reflecting pool out front, I sure did! Cheers I see no real benefit of this for the mentally impaired. They are shuttled through here regularly. I think a more physical venue would be more suitable for them, that's why they came up with the Special Olympics. Can they derive much enjoyment from paintings when they can't even grasp a TV remote and surf channels? Doubtful. They are WATCHED because down syndrome kids have been known to throw fits of physical violence without warning. Have a fit on a priceless Monet, you wouldn't be able to take them to McDonald's. OBVIOUSLY, i am not an advocate of political correctness, which is fascism in disguise.
  • Came here in the spring with my sister and we had a great time, beautiful art, and free admission. We decided to go back again with some of the people we work with. Note We work at a day center for people with disabilities. So I thought today would be a lovely day to load up and head to the museum for a quiet morning stroll through the art to avoid the hot sun. We enter, the gentleman at the front was so wonderfully nice! He asked about our day and names and helped us locate a wheelchair for one of our supported individuals who needed assistance. We went upstairs and began our journey. INSTANTLY a very rude lady stood close behind us and followed us into every room. Uncomfortablely close. I looked closely at our group and thought "we don't look like art theifs" We made sure everyone was on their best behavior and not to touch. So I was very confused why we were followed very closely into each exhibit. I guess any human who is in a wheel chair, or has visible disabilities automatically gets a target on there back to be followed and treated like caged animals. When I went with my sister, we were not followed, we were greeted by each staff with a smile and a small convo. Very different today. We got eye rolls and followed. The one lady kept sighing each time one gal had a random vocolization which she can't control. We apologized for human nature and walked on. Next was a tall guy who then followed us. Very obvious he was watching us. Very very rude. Kept talking into walkee talkee about our group. We finally had enough and basically ran out of the building. We will never be coming back. Which i guess "who cares si ce we arent a group of rich old people or rouwdy teenagers making an awful amount of noise" we arw jist a group of people with disabilities. No. We werw a group of people. I guess if you come to enjoy the art with a disability, be wary you will be watched and judged. Very very disappointed and pissed. VERY DISAPPOINTED JOCLYN ART MUSEUM. ACT LIKE THE CIVIL HIGH CLASS ADULTS YOU ARE TRYING TO PORTRAY.
  • This art museum has an eclectic sort of collections. We enjoyed ourselves in this enormous building, and loved the sculpture garden outside. Plenty of parking, free admission, and friendly service. Cute gift shop with many options to buy items inspired by the art in the museum. Large, clean bathrooms. Fun place to go in Omaha, especially on a rainy day.
  • Meh. Small collection with nothing of major interest honestly. I grew up in Des Moines where I grew to think of their art center as the minimum a city of this size should have. I don't expect the Louvre, but I'd like to see something better in Omaha.
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