April 5 2018 Graham and Sally Lusk Lecture
Program begins at 6:30 PM; Cash bar opens at 5:00

"'Words without thoughts never to heaven go': The Art of Ed Ruscha" presented by Christopher Knight, art critic for the Los Angeles Times

Program is free and open to the public. Lecture begins at 6:30 pm in the Witherspoon Concert Hall; cash bar opens at 5 pm in the Storz Fountain Court. For information, contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or by email.

Visitors wishing to view the special exhibition Word/Play: Prints, Photographs, and Paintings by Ed Ruscha must obtain a ticket at the admissions desk for entrance to the exhibition. FREE for Joslyn members; $5 general public adults.

Christopher Knight is art critic for the Los Angeles Times. He is a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism (1991, 2001 and 2007). Knight received the 1997 Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism from the College Art Association (CAA), becoming the first journalist to win the award in more than 25 years. He has appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” PBS’s “NewsHour,” NPR's “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” and CNN. Mr. Knight was also featured in the 2009 documentary film about the controversial relocation of the Barnes Foundation’s art collection, “The Art of the Steal.”

The Graham and Sally Lusk Annual Lecture invites distinguished speakers--acclaimed artists, scholars, and visionary thinkers in the field of art and creativity--to engage and inspire audiences who wish to better understand and appreciate art from around the world and throughout time. The series was created through an estate gift from Graham Lusk, Ph.D., and honors both Graham and Sally's commitment to the Museum.

A graduate with a Bachelor in Science, Masters of Science, and Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Graham Lusk was a lover of classical and operatic music, history, conservation of trees, and art. Sally Lusk has spent much of her life serving museums in a docent role – including Joslyn Art Museum, where she was a docent at Joslyn for 25 years and served on the Docent Advisory Council. The Graham and Sally Lusk Lecture is an annual lecture which is free to the public.

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