November 16 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

CANCELED - Details about rescheduling to come.

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, November 16, 6:30 pm (cash bar @ 6 pm)
Which work will Taylor J. Acosta, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Willis A. Strauss Curator of European Art, and poet Jeevan Anthony Narney explore? One of these three paintings will inspire the  program: Angelica Kauffmann's A Portrait of Mary Tisdal Reading, Maria van Oosterwyck's Still Life of Flowers in a Glass Vase, or Claude Monet's Small Country Farm at Bordighera (shown below, left to right)

Public voting has ended for this program and the chosen work is Still Life of Flowers in a Glass Vase, below center.

Meet Our November Poet — Jeevan Anthony Narney
Jeevan Anthony Narney was born in India and grew up in Arizona. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Kundiman Fellow, and a teaching artist for the Nebraska Writers Collective. His work has appeared on and in The Georgia Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Spiral Orb, Drunken Boat, Verse Daily, and Right Hand Pointing. He has new work forthcoming in the Beloit Poetry Journal. Narney received his M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Arizona, and he is currently working on his first book of poems.

Program registration is closed.

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