September 19 Art Encounters
Mystery and Beauty of the Ancient World
10:30–11:30 am

Art Encounters offers 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.

https://www.joslyn.org/post/sections/56/Files/amenirdas_egyptian26_unknown(2).jpgMystery and Beauty of the Ancient World

Since its earliest appearance, art has provided a visual record of cultural diversity, complex histories, and the human creative impulse. Studying the arts is one way of exploring human cultures—both ancient and modern—and understanding the thoughts and emotions that connect us.

Before the invention of writing, prehistoric artists created art no less beautiful than the most sophisticated art of today, but without the aid of written history it is far more mysterious as we are left to wonder about meaning and function. Join us at Art Encounters to experience the mystery and beauty of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece, Rome and Asia in Joslyn’s galleries.

What's pictured: Artist Unknown (Egyptian, Late Period, 8th century B.C.), Amenirdas I, the Divine Consort , ca. 700 B.C., XXV Dynasty, granite, 25 ¼ in. high. Museum Purchase, 1953.80



Art Encounters is free for most programs, however, some special exhibitions may require a ticket for admission: free for members and $10 for general public. For program details, please contact Joslyn's Director of Adult Programs at (402) 661-3862 or by email.