November 13 Visualizing Literature
Book Club for Art Lovers
10:30 am - noon

Visualizing Literature: Book Club for Art Lovers
explores connections between the literary and visual arts through moderated book discussions and guided gallery tours led by experienced Joslyn docents. All book discussions begin in the Museum's Omaha Steaks Conference Room and conclude in the galleries where participants discover thematic links between the selected book and Joslyn's rich works of art on display. In addition to special guests from The Nebraska Medical Center's Health and Wellness Club, everyone is welcome to participate in this stimulating program.

Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel by Jeanette Walls 

The narrator of this book is Jeannette Walls's no-nonsense, resourceful, and spectacularly compelling grandmother, Lily Casey Smith. By age six, Lily was helping her father break horses. At fifteen, she left home to teach in a frontier town--riding five hundred miles on her pony, alone, to get to her job.  She learned to drive a car and fly a plane and bristled at prejudice of any kind. With her husband, Jim, she ran a vast ranch in Arizona and survived countless tragedies. She raised two children, one of whom is Jeanette's memorable mother, Rosemary Smith Walls, unforgettably portrayed in The Glass Castle. A riveting and dramatic true-life novel.

Presented in partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center's Health and Wellness Club, Visualizing Literature is open to anyone interested in art and literature. Book discussions are free to Joslyn Members and members of The Nebraska Medical Center's Health and Wellness Club; the general public may attend for regular Museum admission. No reservations are required. Books may be available for purchase in Joslyn's Hitchcock Museum Shop. For details, please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661.3862 or

Can't join us during the day? Catch an evening Visualizing Literature book discussion of Half Broke Horses at Late 'til 8 on Thursday, November 15 at 6:00 pm.

Save the Dates: March 12 (10:30 am) and March 14 (6:00 pm) - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton; May 14 (10:30 am) and May 16 (6:00 pm) - Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art by Laney Salisbury and Aly Sujo.