March 3 CU at Joslyn
with Leonard Greenspoon, Classical and Near Eastern Studies
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 with regular museum admission for general public, and always free for Museum members and Creighton students and faculty with ID.

"Jewish Art and Ritual Object" presented by Leonard Greenspoon, Ph.D., Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CANES)

Leonard Greenspoon has been at Creighton since January 1996. He holds the Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization. For many of those years, he also chaired the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies. Greenspoon received his Ph.D. from Harvard and taught for almost two decades at Clemson University (in South Carolina) before coming to Creighton.

Greenspoon writes and lectures on a variety of topics related to Bible translation, especially Jewish translations, from the earliest to the most recent. He is especially interested in the social, political, cultural, historical, and religious contexts in which translators operate. He is also concerned with the various audiences addressed by such translations.

In addition, Greenspoon is an authority on religion and popular culture, especially religion in the comic strips, and he sponsors the annual Klutznick-Harris Symposium on topics as varied as Jews and Food, Jews and Spirtuality, and Jews and Sports.

Greenspoon has edited or authored almost twenty books and written more
than two hundred articles and book chapters. He has received fellowships
and grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Oxford University, among others.


Coming up at CU at Joslyn...
April 21 - "An American in Paris: Mary Cassatt and the French Impressionists" presented by Jan Lund, Modern Languages and Literatures, Creighton University