Joslyn Museum Announces Expansion Project

The Joslyn Art Museum has announced their plans for a new addition. 

Wednesday, officials announced that the international firm Snøhetta had been selected to lead the expansion project that will pave the road to the future. Plans call for a new building that will complement the Joslyn’s original 1931 Memorial Building and 1994 Walter and Suzanne Scott Pavilion addition.

Billed as a new Joslyn for the 21st Century, the expansion aims to, “add new galleries to showcase more art in an architecturally inspiring space; support greater breadth and depth of public programming and art education opportunities offered by Joslyn; and create an environment that heightens the Museum experience and exceeds visitors’ expectations.”

Joslyn Art Museum executive director and CEO Jack Becker said, “The Museum is one of Nebraska’s greatest assets, and this project will allow it to be and do more. Show more art, welcome more people, elevate the Museum visitor experience, offer many more teaching moments.”

A news release from the museum states, “Additional gallery space will also increase flexibility in existing buildings for showcasing works previously not on view due to space constraints. Examples include selections from the Museum’s expansive collection of works on paper as well as Joslyn’s historic and contemporary Indigenous collections, which will soon be reinvigorated by a curator of Native American art, a position newly-funded by The Andrew W. Mellow Foundation.”

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