September 1 Virtual 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, for the foreseeable future, guided virtual tours led by experienced Joslyn docents. Book discussions typically 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 collection of artworks on display.

Think Like an Artist...and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life
by Will Gompertz

Why do some people seem to find it easy to come up with brilliant, fresh ideas? And how do they turn them into something worthwhile?

Will Gompertz, the BBC's Arts Editor and a former director at the Tate, has spent years getting up close and personal with some of the world's greatest creative thinkers. And he's discovered a handful of traits that are common to all successful people, from novelists and film directors to scientists and philosophers.

These basic practices allow their talent to flourish. And they can be adopted by all of us - no matter what we do in life - to unleash our own latent creativity and help us achieve extraordinary things. It's time to Think Like An Artist.

Visualizing Literature is open to anyone interested in art and literature. This docent-led book discussion will take place in a virtual learning environment. Discussion groups will be kept small to maximize interaction with the docent and with each other. Participants should feel comfortable using Zoom, a web-based cloud platform. You will need a computer or tablet with a webcam, microphone, and speakers.

Free for Joslyn members and Passport Partner (UNMC) members; $10 for General Public; Reservations are required; please CLICK HERE to register. Upon registering you will receive an invitation to join our online Zoom meeting.

For details, contact Susie Severson, Director of Adult Programs, at (402) 661-3862 or

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