Joslyn Art Museum Changes Hours and Admission


The success of the Degas and the Little Dancer exhibition, and the anticipated even greater interest in Searching for Ancient Egypt next year, has prompted the Museum to readjust its hours - expanding them during peak times, and reducing the hours during non-peak times - to meet public demand.

Regarding the new flexible hours, Joslyn director Dr. John Schloder said, "Our research shows that, except during major events like the Degas exhibition, Museum attendance from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Thursday evenings is very low." Therefore, beginning July 1, 1998, Joslyn Art Museum will change its regular hours to Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Previously the Museum was open until 5 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. "Joslyn will continue to be open evenings throughout the year," said Schloder, "during popular events such as Jazz on the Green and First Friday JAM, and will extend its hours for major exhibitions such as Egypt."

Also on July 1, the Museum will change its free admission time. The current Saturday morning free time from 10 a.m. to noon will no longer be offered. "It is financially difficult for Joslyn to maintain the current high level of programming when, on average, 27% of our non-member visitors enter the Museum for free." Schloder stated. 'We are readjusting our free time schedule to be comparable to other Omaha area organizations. We are committed, however, to keeping the Museum accessible to everyone and will continue this through free special events throughout the year, such as weekend Family Fun Days; the annual Jazz on the Green series, scheduled for Thursdays in July and August, and Arts on the Green on August 30. Also, we will continue to look for corporate underwriting for these and other free days and for admission for school children." Joslyn members always receive free admission during all regular Museum hours.

"As we make plans for quality exhibitions and related programming, Joslyn must focus on being financially strong so that Omaha and the region will be able to enjoy this great treasure well into the next century," added Schloder.

Hours: Tues. - Sat., 10 a.m to 4 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m.

Admission: $4 adults, $2 children age 5-1 1 and senior citizens; free for Joslyn members and children under age 5. Group rates available.

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published 7/22/98

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