August 21: 80th Anniversary Party for Durham Museum and Joslyn Art Museum


Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St., and Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge St.

Noon – 5 p.m., $5 adults, $4 children 18 and younger for both museums

Durhammuseum.org, 402.444.5071, joslyn.org, 402.342.3300

1931 marks the 80th birthday for both major Omaha museums, Joslyn Art and Durham. They’re celebrating in 1930s style.  For the Durham it was the start of the grand station serving rail travelers in lavish style. Hightlighs to celebrate include the exhibition Gateway to Omaha, Art Deco architecture tours, dancing by the Omaha Jitterbugs, a museum-wide scavenger hunt, pioneer demonstrations and live music by Omaha jazz legends Joey Gulizia, Dan Cerveny and Joe Genovesi.  The citadel of culture offers visual art and music in the dazzling pink marble building where people can enjoy new and old favorites in the Joslyn Treasures including the Well Traveled and Rarely Seen exhibit. They can also take docent-led tours, make hands-on art and dance to live jazz music by the University of Nebraska-Omaha Faculty Jazz Combo.  Free cake while it lasts at both locations. Shake a leg, get dizzy with your friends and have a keen time in the dirty 30s!


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