February 8 One Night, Two Exhibitions
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a gallery hop!  Stop by Creighton University's Lied Gallery (2500 California Plaza) 5–6:30 pm to view Thundering Tortoises and Horrified Hares: Aesop's Fables in Popular Culture, a complementary exhibition drawn from the Carlson Collection, curated by Creighton students (pictured). At Creighton, enjoy appetizers and a cash bar, and see what happens when Aesop meets pop culture! 

Joslyn's exhibition, I See That Fable Differently: Selections from Creighton University's Carlson Fable Collection, will be open until 8 pm, and a cash bar will open at 5 pm. Fr. Greg Carlson will be on hand to visit with guests at the Museum after 6:30 pm.

Rev. Gregory I. Carlson, S.J., is Associate Professor of Theology and Literature in Creighton University's College of Arts and Sciences.  With a doctorate in Latin, reek, and Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, Fr. Carlson has spoken and written extensively on Vergil's Aeneid, Homer's Odyssey, Roman poetry, and a variety of subjects connected with Aesop's fables.

Mark your calendar on February 11 for a free public lecture, "Why Artists Love Aesop" presented by Fr. Greg Carlson, S.J. Artists have loved Aesop's fables since antiquity. For some, fables were a stepping-stone in developing their art.  Others welcomed the chance to illustrate them at the height of their career, as the challenge of visually presenting morals and human situations truly showcased their artistic skill.  Like the writers and readers of fables, artists throughout the ages continually seek to discover new things happening in these timeless stories.