September 21 Joslyn Around Town
Art and Verse at Joslyn Castle
6:30 pm (cash bar @ 6 pm)

Free to Museum and Castle members; $10 general public. Space is limited; advanced registration recommended (below); walk-ins welcome if space permits. Joslyn Castle is located at 3902 Davenport Street.
Questions? Contact Karla Lechtenberger, Education Programs Coordinator, at (402) 661-3846 or

Meet up with friends, Joslyn Art Museum curators, and Nebraska Writers Collective poets for a touch of art and verse at Joslyn Castle. We will gather every other month, September 2022 through May 2023, for an art talk/poetry pairing that explores a work from the Museum’s collection that has been selected by the public. Cast a vote on social media or the web, then show up to discover the crowdsourced pick, hear a curator’s take on the work, and experience a poet’s performance of an original piece inspired by it. Art and poetry amid exquisite architecture . . . perfectly lyrical!

Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 pm (cash bar @ 6 pm)
Which work will Thomas Busciglio-Ritter, Richard and Mary Holland Assistant Curator of American Western Art, and poet Celine Haynes explore? Three choices are shown below; stay tuned for your opportunity to vote in August!

Meet Our September Poet — Celine Haynes

Celine Haynes (she/her/hers) is a North Omaha-born and raised content creator without one "true calling.” She believes in the power of storytelling through the creative lens, using her writing, poetry, and multimedia skills to do so. As a writer, she has competed in several national competitions including the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational and American Advertising Federation's Most Promising Multicultural Students program. Haynes holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast–production journalism and advertising and public relations with a minor in film studies from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Beyond the conventional frame of "artist," she is a devoted food enthusiast, intersectional environmentalist, and an aspiring holistic wellness coach specializing in amplifying Black and Brown communities. Currently, she is the Communications Director for the Nebraska Writers Collective.

 for a painting to inspire the September 21 program.

Pictured Above (left to right): Eanger Irving Couse (American, 1866—1936), Hunter in the Aspens, 1907, oil on canvas, 24 x 29 in., Gift of Mrs. C. N. Dietz, 1934.22; James Everett Stuart (American, 1852–1941), Approaching Storm, 1885, oil on canvas, 17 3/4 × 29 1/2 in., Gift of Henry Breck, 2020.3; Henry Ritter (German, 1816—1853), The Prairie Fire, 1851, oil on canvas, 24 x 33 in., Museum purchase with funds from the Ethel S. Abbott Art Endowment Fund, the Jack Drew Endowment for 18th- and 19th-Century Art, the Durham Center for Western Studies Art Endowment Fund, and the Ethel C. Flannigan Trust, 2014.1

Art and Verse at Joslyn Castle is a Joslyn Around Town program.