The Great Plains Theatre Conference was a resounding success and a great time was had by all. I was so delighted at how well Mlle. was handing all the new places and faces that I treated her to a trip to the Joslyn Art Museum. Also, it was a treat for me too because I have wanted to visit this museum ever since I was a little girl.
It’s a fantastic museum! Most of the art is on one floor with an impressive permanent collection, temporary exhibits and a contemporary wing. There is an outdoor sculptural garden and a balcony floor (which I didn’t see as it was under construction). What I really loved about the Joslyn is that it’s small enough that you don’t feel overwhelmed by all the art you could potentially see. It’s bite-size, if you will and you don’t fear that you might miss out on something.
My camera died right before I discovered the giant Chihuly sculture in the atrium but I did manage to capture a few shots.
They have an Eakins and a Sargent! The Mlle. in the center is from my personal collection!
They have a Degas dancer! What poise, what grace – we should all look so darling while appreciating art… oh, and the sculpture’s nice too!
What is Mlle. so excited about?
The greatest fountain EVER!
The museum also just received a huge grant and is now free to the public in perpetuity! Oh, and… they had free lemonade, water and coffee for everyone on a table outside of their cafe! Putting the needs of the people before making a profit – those are Midwestern values I can get behind. Hey, Omahaians, you have a great little museum!