March 12 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.

The novel The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas was chosen to coincide with the special exhibition 30 Americans on view February 2 - May 5, 2019.
 


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.










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 (price includes admission to special exhibition). Reservations are required. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 

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 UNMC's Passport Partners program.

Mark your calendars for the next installment of Visualizing Literature on May 14, 2019 when we address Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach.