What is a museum now?

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 / 6:30 pm / Omaha Conservatory of Music

Presented by Craig Dykers, Snøhetta founder and architect of Joslyn Art Museum’s 2024 expansion.


Museums have long sought order in a complex world. Curators have categorized, protected, and invited art to their confines. The pendulum defining what a museum is or should be swings often between popular ideals, financial needs, and intellectual pursuit. Where is this pendulum now? As the world becomes increasingly fixated on digital content, what will the visceral experience become? Craig Dykers will evaluate these larger, often rhetorical questions alongside looking at the design of the new Joslyn and its place in the future of connecting people with art.

The Graham and Sally Lusk Lecture invites distinguished speakers—acclaimed artists, scholars, and visionary thinkers in the field of art and creativity—to engage and inspire audiences who wish to better understand and appreciate art from around the world and throughout time. The series was created through an estate gift from Graham Lusk, Ph.D., and honors both Graham and Sally’s commitment to Joslyn.

Thanks to partnering organizations AIA Nebraska and design alliance OMAha.

Free admission. Omaha Conservatory of Music is located at 7023 Cass Street.

5:30 pm cash bar social hour

Joslyn Art Museum Expansion Aerial View. Rendering: Moare