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Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha

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  • We spent an afternoon at the Joslyn Art Museum. Not only are the exhibits lovely, but the building itself is a work of art. It's not large enough to be overwhelming and the free admission is a huge pe...  more »
  • Worth going to see for the beautiful Chihuly glass installation if nothing else. Very nice gift shop and lunch area. Check to see what exhibits are going on, they usually have wonderful ones. The outs...  more »
  • Joslyn is a worth day to spend a rainy or snowy afternoon Omaha is very lucky to have this museum in the heart of the downtown area  more »
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  • "Lee Young Jun PEN ART" Pen Art(General Remarks) Infinity of lines and dots have symbolism.  Such symbolism is ever changing according to the spirit’s depth.  All works are kaleidoscopic; they are usually composed of indescribable expressions.  Therefore, art’s depth also can be said to be unlimited.  Is pen art’s depth also infinite?  In other words, do the lines and dots flowing from the nib of a pen have an artistic qualification?  In this respect, it is worth thinking deeply.  Pen art begins from an essence of nature’s fundamental values.  From the standpoint of value, or color, a harmony of black and white is essential in nature.  As it is impossible to see any color in darkness, distinguishing color is an essential role of light.  That is why the soul is drawn to light.  Whiteness, or light is a spiritual reflection of the soul while blackness, or darkness is a reality of life on earth.  As the color green is an essential color of vegetation, burnt charcoal is an earthy color that will stay near black.  Blackness is heterogeneous and may be hostile to life.  If blackness belongs to the essence of nature, it also may be said to represent the image of death.  A combination of black and white constitutes degrees of lightness and darkness.  When painting black on a white background, the soul is transported to the white background.  Whiteness comes to life when contrasted with black line and black space.  In this case, soul also may be expressed through the blackness.  Soul may be transported to the black or a combination of white and black, which shed a mysterious merit to the soul or spirit.  Pen arts starts and ends from an essence of nature’s fundamental contrasts.  The primary essence is infinite and eternal while the artistic harmony of black and white can take one’s breath away.  But, this is not possible until a metamorphosis has been realized over many years and spiritual transcendence has occurred.  The transfer of spirit  occurs when one’s life experiences are projected onto the white canvas in harmony with blackness.  That is the true ‘pen art.’                Artist Lee Young Jun I am a Korean. I pioneered the " Lee Young Jun Pen Art " and Perfected the genre. I am Artist Lee Young Jun. Pen Art is the only genre is an important work In the world. The works are extremely valuable. And no one is able to work not dare to imitate. The hope my work can be sympathy to many people. Thank you.
  • This place is great. It's free. And it overwhelming with cultural relevance in art. Definitely a learning experience
  • A fairly unknown gem in the city of Omaha. It had many great pieces available for viewing and also hosts a variety of cultural events.
  • 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.