December 20 Art Encounters
Tour: Modern in the Making
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.

At this special Art Encounters program, guests will explore the history and development of Modern art.

Convinced that American art could combine both popular themes and progressive pictorial construction, Stuart Davis (American, 1892-1964) invented a personal form of Cubism -- bright, improvisatory compositions of lines and planar facets capture the exciting sights and sounds this country's modern age. A composite of images, American Painting contains references to many things that stood for the new and national, including jazz music, skyscrapers, racing planes, even cartoon characters -- all innovations introduced or popularized in Davis' lifetime.

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: Stuart Davis (1892-1964), American Painting, 1932-1954
On Permanent Loan to Joslyn Art Museum from the University of Nebraska at Omaha Art Collection