November 16 CU at Joslyn
"For the Beauty of the Skies" presented by Timothy Wagner
2 - 3 pm

Joslyn Art Museum in partnership with Creighton University presents stimulating lectures by Creighton faculty in Joslyn’s Abbott Lecture Hall on select Sundays at 2:00 pm. CU at Joslyn, offered in collaboration with Creighton’s University College, presents a variety of topics and interdisciplinary perspectives on Joslyn’s collections or exhibitions. CU at Joslyn is free for Museum members and Creighton students and faculty with ID, and $5 for the general public.

CU at Joslyn is supported by the Criss Foundation.

"For the Beauty of the Skies: Sunsets, Rainbows, and Other Tricks of Atmospheric Optics" by Timothy Wagner, Atmospheric Sciences


Landscape artists capture the sky in all of its many colors, from the clear blue of a cloud-free sky to the brilliant spectrum of a rainbow. But if air and water are clear, why do we see so many different hues? The answer lies in the way that light from the sun interacts with our environment. Illustrated with examples from the Joslyn's collection, this talk will present the principles of light and atmospheric optics in an accessible way, enabling a new understanding of the beauty of our natural environment.


Image: Maynard Dixon (1875-1946), Open Range, 1942, oil on canvas mounted on masonite, Lent by W.C. Foxley, L-2005.19.



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