March 15 Art Encounters
I See that Fable Differently: Selections from Creighton University's Carlson Fable Collection
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.

This student- and faculty-curated exhibition will examine a dozen Aesop fables, among them simple stories with timeless lessons like The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Fox and the Stork, and The Oak and the Reeds, each represented by a variety of fable-related objects from prints, posters, and trade cards, to ceramic dishware, assemblage sculpture, and even a set of nesting dolls. A companion exhibition will be on view at Creighton University’s Lied Art Gallery; more information at

I See that Fable Differently is organized by Joslyn Art Museum in partnership with Creighton University.

What's pictured: "The Ox and the Frog," from The Fables of Aesop and Others Translated into Human Nature, 1857, hand-colored (illustrator: Charles H. Bennett; engraver: Swain; publisher: London: W. Kent & Co.)

Art Encounters is free for most programs.  For program details, please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or by email.