October 8 A Closer Look
Online 6:30-7:30 pm

A Closer Look at Rozeal’s Smoking Pipe and Pods 11.11 and 12.23: trifecta inclusion, child walking past window heard to say, ‘1st comes…then comes…’ pon farr mountain tops of memories of tomorrows (study) with Karin Campbell, Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art


Join fellow art lovers and curator Karin Campbell 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. To register for this program please CLICK HERE.




Rozeal (American, born 1966), Smoking Pipe and Pods 11.11 and 12.23: trifecta inclusion, child walking past window heard to say, ‘1st comes…then comes…’ pon farr mountain tops of memories of tomorrows (study), 2013, mixed media on wood panel, 60 x 48 in. Museum purchase with funds from the Art Purchase Fund, 2014.8

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
Karin Campbell is the Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art at Joslyn Art Museum. Since joining the Museum in 2012, she has curated several major exhibitions, including the traveling survey Sheila Hicks: Material Voices and 30 Americans from the Rubell Family Collection. In addition to overseeing Joslyn’s collection of postwar and contemporary art, Campbell is the principal curator for the Karen and Doug Riley Contemporary Artists Project Gallery, the first space in the Museum’s history dedicated to living artists. Karin holds a BA in Art History and Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, and an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.

For more information please contact Susie Severson, Director of Adult Programs at sseverson@joslyn.org.



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

November 12, 2020

A Closer Look at Jean-Léon Gérôme’s The Grief of the Pasha with Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Associate Curator of European Art