February 15 Art Encounters
Word/Play: Prints, Photographs, and Paintings by Ed Ruscha
10:30–11:30 am

Art Encounters offers guided tours of Joslyn's collections and special exhibitions on the third Thursday of each month, beginning at 10:30 am. Designed to appeal to all art lovers, from the well-seasoned to the amateur, these monthly programs are a great way to learn about art with others.


The first major exhibition featuring Ed Ruscha in his home state of Nebraska, Word/Play brings together prints, photographs, and artist books dating from the 1960s through 2014, complemented by a selection of major paintings. An important early figure in Conceptual Art, Ruscha deftly combines imagery and text. At turns poignant, provocative, and confounding, Ruscha’s use of the written word is a signature element of his work.

What's pictured: Ed Ruscha (American, b. 1937), History Kids, 2013, color lithograph, 29 x 28 inches, Edition of 60; courtesy Ed Ruscha and Gagosian Gallery, © Ed Ruscha



Word/Play is a ticketed exhibition: free for members, $10 general public adults, $5 college students with ID.  For program details, please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or by email.