February 16 Art Encounters: Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art
10:30–11:30 am

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.

Join us for a look at Joslyn's special exhibition Wild Spaces, Open Seasons. Wild Spaces, Open Seasons is the first major exhibition to explore American artists' fascination with hunters, fishermen, and the sporting life in paintings and sculptures from the 1820s through the 1940s. Illuminating changing ideas about place, national identity, community, wildlife, and the environment, the exhibition offers compelling new insights into these meaningful pastimes.

Art Encounters is free for most programs; however, this program has a $5 ticket for General Public adults (free for Joslyn members, college students with ID. Click here to join now!). Reservations are not required. For program details please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or by email.

What's pictured: Thomas Hovenden (American, 1840-1895), The Favorite Falcon, 1879, oil on canvas, 53 5/8 x 38 3/4 in., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gift of Mrs. Edward H. Coates (The Edward H. Coates Memorial Collection), 1923.9.1