November 12 A Closer Look
Online 6:30-7:30 pm

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

Join fellow art lovers and curator Taylor Acosta 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.

Jean-Léon Gérôme (French, 1824–1904), The Grief of the Pasha, 1885, oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 29 in. Gift of Francis T. B. Martin, 1990.1

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
Taylor J. Acosta is the Associate Curator of European Art at Joslyn Art Museum. Taylor joined the curatorial staff in 2019 and is responsible for the Museum’s collection of European art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. She is currently preparing the first comprehensive catalogue of the Museum’s European collection in over three decades. A specialist in nineteenth-century French painting, she has lectured and published on academic art, Realism, and Jules Breton. Taylor studied art history at Dartmouth College, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Minnesota, where she received her PhD in 2018.

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

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