At a private reception last week, Joslyn Art Museum officially reopened its Pavilion galleries, debuting the reinstallation of its collection of modern and contemporary art. Special guests for the evening were members of the family of Omaha art collector Phillip Schrager — his widow Terri, brother Harley, and sister-in-law Beth — who generously donated an important mixed-media work by Frank Stella from the Phillip Schrager Collection of Contemporary Art to Joslyn earlier this year. The monumental piece, Nogaro (1982; above right), is the first major work by Stella to enter Joslyn’s collection and one of four new acquisitions on view for the first time at the museum.
Karin Campbell, Joslyn’s Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, noted, “With the addition of several significant recent acquisitions, this new installation provides a fresh perspective on contemporary art at Joslyn. An exciting dialogue has emerged between these new gifts and acquisitions and the major