Mission: Art preservation, presentation & education
Programs: Presentation: during 2012, joslyn art museum had 114,254 people visit the museum to view various exhibitions. The following exhibitions were on display in addition to the permanent collection for the general public during 2012: 25 works of art were acquired by joslyn art museum through gift or purchase. 6 works of art were lent by other institutions to joslyn's permanent collection. 1 special exhibitions were on view at the museum.
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 talk, 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 2012, 169,022 people attended tours, lectures, galler talks, special programs for adults, art classes, camps and community events at joslyn.
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 maximilian of wied.