August 15 Art Encounters
The Lorax
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.

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

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