Joslyn Museum: Free and Going Strong

Posted at 9:22 AM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 10:22:03-05

 It's been almost three years since the Joslyn Art Museum made the move to go to free admission.

The students at Norris Elementary are got a free tour Tuesday from the volunteers at the Joslyn, learning about art at a very early age.

The tours are just one of many things engaging the kids at the Joslyn Art Museum. At the musuem's artworks, kids of all ages can get curious with crayons, acrylics, and canvas.

In total, nine activity stations are scattered throughout the 1500 square foot space. Downstairs, there's a series of artworks dedicated to children's authors. This one, is all about William Joyce, who has made whimsical stories from characters like the sandman and tooth fairy. He's won and Academy award and Emmys for his work. Joyce's own childhood drawings are included in the exhibit too.

It's part of the museums mission to make art accessible,no matter age. They say it's been a success since going free in 2013.

"We're coming up on a few years now in to it and its going great. People have really always embraced the museum, but we've seen some many more people come in who may not have been previously available to do that," spokesperson Amy Rummel said.