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The trip to Omaha from Kansas City was uneventful, but I can tell you this about Omaha: they have a pink marble art deco palace of a museum, and not many cities can say that.

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The combination of the art deco style which was trendy when the building was built in the 1930s with the Western prairie sensibility is fascinating.

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The grandeur of the materials and the over-the-top architecture is stunning.

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Every room has beautiful details.

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I assume that I am not alone in my particular fondness for the fountain court.

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The contrast of this splendor with the lives of the people is thought-provoking.

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The exhibits included some of my favorite painters.

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I even got to see one of my favorite paintings in the flesh, as it were.

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There is lots of variety.

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I’m glad we took the time to enjoy the Joslyn.