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.
Presidential libraries have plenty of art, including numerous portraits of Presidents, but the LBJ Library & Museum has artwork you might not expect — a set of original drawings by Dr. Seuss. It is the artwork from The Lorax
, which Dr. Seuss considered his finest work.
The book, written in Dr. Seuss's trademark whimsical rhyme, tells the tale of a creature who "speaks for the trees." The Lorax wages a courageous battle against an evil creature called the Once-ler, who cuts down trees to make Th-needs, "which everyone needs."
Join us at Art Encounters
for a look at a selection of Dr. Seuss' preliminary crayon drawings and final pen and ink line art for this iconic book.
Image:"But the next week he knocked . . .," pen and ink on poster board, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum; TM & © Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All Rights Reserved.
Presented in partnership with The Nebraska Medical Center's Health & Wellness Club, Art Encounters is free to all. Reservations are not required. For program details please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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