Joslyn Art Museum has announced plans for the Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project Gallery, an exhibition space dedicated to contemporary art on the west end of the Scott Pavilion.
Construction on the Riley CAP Gallery will begin this month and is expected to be completed by February. The gallery area, which is currently storage space, will exceed 500 square feet, have 15-foot ceilings and will include technology capable of showcasing artists who work in video installations and other electronic media.
“The incredible generosity of Karen and Doug Riley opens exciting new doors for Joslyn and contemporary art in Omaha,” Jack Becker, Joslyn's executive director and CEO, said in a press release.
The museum also will open a new 1,500-square-foot center devoted to interactive art experiences in fall 2014.
The space, which will be created on the museum's lower level in an area currently used for storage, will be built and endowed with a gift from the Weitz Family Foundation.
The creativity center experiences will be free and will offer such activities as drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Topics will be as varied as the Joslyn collection and its visiting exhibits.