The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Joslyn Art Museum completes capital improvements
This significant project was funded by grants from Hawks Foundation, Iowa West Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Bill and Ruth Scott, Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation, Sunderland Foundation, and an anonymous donor.


OMAHA, NE.- Joslyn Art Museum has completed a multi-year capital improvements project addressing needed repairs and upgrades to the building and its safety systems. The $6.2 million project began with a comprehensive assessment of the facility by the Kiewit Building Group in 2010. Work on the critical projects identified in that report began in fall 2012 and continued through 2017 in three phases: Life Safety, Building Envelope, and Building Systems. Work on these phases was coordinated with weather conditions, Museum events, public hours, and the requirements of art movement.

This significant project was funded by grants from Hawks Foundation, Iowa West Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Bill and Ruth Scott, Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation, Sunderland Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

According to Jack Becker, Joslyn’s executive director and CEO, this undertaking has elevated the Museum’s structural integrity and modernized its systems with an eye to the future. “We cannot thank our generous donors enough. The sheer volume and quality of upgrades made in just five years was possible because of their outstanding financial support. Certainly, work such as this — new roofs, efficient lighting, fire suppression systems, air handlers, and even the crowning achievement of a facility-wide backup generator — may not be glamorous, but it is absolutely vital to the preservation of this institution. The community’s engagement with a quality art museum and art experiences going forward is directly impacted by this attention to these historic buildings that are at the core of Joslyn’s collection and identity.”

The Project Phases
Life Safety

A variety of safety and environmental deficiencies were corrected in the initial phase of the campaign. The largest and most important project was the updating of the Museum’s fire alarm system. Four gas-based fire suppression systems were also installed in areas around selected art objects and electronics. Another significant project was the replacement of the fountain court’s incandescent lights with energy efficient fluorescent fixtures mounted on a trolley system for simple and safe re-lamping. The building’s HVAC control system was also replaced to ensure that the temperature and humidity in the galleries were suitable for art conservation and visitor comfort.

Building Envelope
During the second phase of the project, the Museum’s original 1931 Memorial building and 1994 pavilion and atrium received extensive repairs to stop moisture incursion in numerous areas. The entire building envelope (the physical separator between and interior and exterior of a building) was addressed through regrading around the foundation, caulking, and other water-proofing measures. The Memorial building’s
pitched roof, which had been covered with a gray membrane in 1998, was replaced with polymer tiles that closely approximate the appearance of the original terra cotta tiles. The pavilion’s 23-year-old flat roof was also replaced.

Building Systems
The third and final phase of the capital improvements plan focused on mechanical and electrical systems throughout the Museum. The installation of a facility-wide backup power generator gives the Museum the unprecedented ability to maintain air conditions in its galleries and function normally during power grid outages.

In addition, numerous other repairs and enhancements were made to Joslyn’s infrastructure for more reliable performance, increased energy efficiency, and lower operating and maintenance costs. A central air conditioning system replaced air handlers in the art storage areas, eliminating the threat of water damage. Steam and chilled water pipes in the utilities service entrance were reconfigured to improve their energy efficiency and maintainability; four air handling units were replaced entirely and four others were refitted with new blowers; two elevators were completely renovated; the fluorescent light fixtures throughout the Memorial building were upgraded; and air conditioning units in the administrative offices were replaced.





Today's News

March 3, 2018

National Gallery marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Jill Newhouse Gallery presents a selection of paintings, drawings, and watercolors by Pierre Bonnard

The Vancouver Art Gallery explores the impact of the nuclear age through the lens of art

Carnegie Museum of Art opens its first major exhibition of its 1750-1850 holdings

Lou Reed poems after leaving Velvet Underground set for book

Korean screen breaks record achieving $562,500 at Lark Mason Associates

Top Spanish conductor Jesus Lopez Cobos dies

ADAA appoints new President, Menconi + Schoelkopf co-founder and partner Andrew Schoelkopf

Steven Kasher Gallery opens a survey of Michael Spano's recent photographic works

Blain/Southern opens exhibition of new work by Marius Bercea

Exhibition of cut paper drawing constructions by New York artist Adam Fowler opens at Brian Gross Fine Art

Pakistan aims to revive glory of ancient Mughal city Lahore

Mary Boone Gallery opens exhibition of new paintings by Erik Parker

Joslyn Art Museum completes capital improvements

Peabody Essex Museum celebrates Native American painter, poet and musician, T.C. Cannon

Ten-year survey exhibition of artist John Moore opens at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art

Museum Ludwig presents recently unearthed film by Günter Peter Straschek

Gerald McMaster appointed as adjunct curator at Remai Modern

Multi-media exhibition spotlights the women who work the land

Gladstone Gallery presents the United States premiere of Cyprien Gaillard's film Nightlife

Gommaar Gilliams' first solo exhibition in New York opens at De Buck Gallery

Jenkins Johnson Projects opens exhibition of works by Lavar Munroe and Rodrigo Valenzuela

Pamela Joyner to become Chair of the Tate Americas Foundation

Strong sales and ambitious presentations at PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco second edition

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- The Morgan receives a major Renoir drawing unseen for over 50 years

2.- Recording console built by Elvis Costello and used to record Stairway to Heaven stars at Bonhams sale

3.- On December 9, estate jewelry & more goes up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals

4.- French museum chief hits back at call to return African art

5.- David Castillo Gallery to present works by a stellar group of artists at Art Basel Miami Beach

6.- Ancient Chinese painting auctioned for almost $60 million at Christie's Hong Kong

7.- Exploring the watery remains of France's sunken Roman port of Olbia

8.- Exhibition examines eroticism in paintings and drawings of the male and female nude

9.- Thieves nab Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting from Vienna auction house

10.- Israeli archaeologists unveil rare stone mask dating to the Neolithic



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful