November 8 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 Omaha Steaks Conference Room and conclude in the galleries where participants discover thematic links between the selected book and Joslyn's rich works of artworks on display. Everyone is welcome to participate in this stimulating program.

Son of a Gamblin’ Man: The Youth of an Artist by Mari Sandoz.

The story tells of the gambler and town site promoter who founded Cozad, Nebraska, and of his family, particularly his younger son, who became a world-famous artist and teacher known as 'Robert Henri.'

This tale is essentially Robert's story, the story of a sensitive talented boy growing up in the midst of frontier violence. But it is also the story of the ambitious promoter and of frontier people fighting hunger, cold, blizzards, droughts, grasshoppers, prairie fires, and ruthless cattlemen.  - University of Nebraska Press

Visualizing Literature is open to anyone interested in art and literature. Book discussions are free to Joslyn Members; the general public may attend for $5. 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 by email.

Visualizing Literature
is presented in partnership with Nebraska Medicine and UNMC's Passport Partners program.