September 17 A Closer Look
Online 6:30-7:30 pm

A Closer Look at George Morrison’s Structural Landscape with Annika Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Native American Art


George Morrison (Anishinaabe, 1919-2000), Structural Landscape, 1952, oil on canvas, Museum purchase, 1955.187

Join fellow art lovers and curator Annika Johnson for an hour of close looking and discussion. This session will focus on a single work of art from the Museum’s permanent collection pictured here. Registered participants will receive a high quality digital image and a series of discussion prompts in advance to help spark reflection and conversation. During the online gathering, we will enjoy a facilitated discussion navigating both personal responses and curatorial perspectives.

Registration: $20; Joslyn Members enjoy a 15% discount. Registration fee is non-refundable. Attendance is limited and advance registration is required. Registration is now closed.

This curator-led discussion will take place in a virtual learning environment. Class sizes are kept small (capped at 20 people) to maximize interaction with the curator, and participants should feel comfortable using the Zoom platform. Each program will last approximately one hour. These courses are designed for anyone who would like to learn more about art and develop skills for closer looking. No prior knowledge of art history is required.

About the Curator
Annika Johnson joined Joslyn in 2019 as Associate Curator of Native American Art. She received her doctorate in art history from the University of Pittsburgh with a specialization in Dakota art. Her research has been supported by the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For more information please contact Susie Severson, Director of Adult Programs at

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