August 16 Art Encounters
Tour: The Art of Fred Marcellino and You Pick the Painting!
10:30–11:30 am
Third Thursday Art Encounters
offers docent-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.

Celebrated artist and designer Fred Marcellino (1939-2001) changed the look and feel of book covers for contemporary fiction before becoming an author and illustrator of award-winning children’s literature. This exhibition features drawings and paintings for nine picture books including Puss in Boots; The Steadfast Tin Soldier; The Wainscott Weasel; I, Crocodile; and The Pelican Chorus and Other Nonsense — a collection of Edward Lear tales, among them The Owl and the Pussycat from which comes the sweetly familiar line: “They danced by the light of the moon.” Also on view is cover art for a dozen books including Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and Anne Tyler’s The Accidental Tourist

Presented in partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center's Health & Wellness Club, Art Encounters is free to Joslyn members and Health and Wellness Club members; the general public may attend for regular Museum admission. Reservations are not required.  For program details please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or

IMAGE: Fred Marcellino, "And hand in hand...sand, They danced by the light of the moon, ..." from The Pelican chorus and Other Nonsense, 1995, watercolor, copyright Fred Marcellino