January 17 Art Encounters
Modern in the Making
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.


Since the earliest prehistoric cave paintings, art has always been modern—a contemporary, relevant product of a specific time and place, reflecting the appetites and attitudes of the people. This tour is designed to consider how critical political, economic, and technological events shaped the thinking of artists through time, and affected the stylistic ‘progression’ toward the Modernism of the twentieth century.


What's Pictured: Manierre Dawson (American, 1887-1969), Equation, 1914, oil on cardboard, 36 x 27 5/8 in.; Museum purchase with funds provided by the Joslyn Women's Association and gift of Ephraim Marks, 1988.4



Art Encounters is free for most programs, however, some special exhibitions require a ticket for admission: free for members and $10 for general public. For program details, please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or by email.