November 20 Joslyn Around Town
Symphony Joslyn
1:30 pm Art Talk, 2 pm Performance

Individual tickets: $35. Joslyn members may receive a 20% discount for Symphony Joslyn series or single tickets by calling Ticket Omaha at (402) 345-0606 or showing a Joslyn membership card if purchasing tickets at the door the day of the concert. Strauss Performing Arts Center is located at 6305 University Drive North between the Criss Library and the Milo Bail Student Center parallel to Dodge Street. See the full series schedule at

Symphony Joslyn continues during the Museum’s construction closure, with the 2022/23 season presented at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Strauss Performing Arts Center, Christensen Concert Hall. Join us for six artful afternoons—matinee performances by the Omaha Symphony, each preceded by an art talk—October through May. On November 20, Grondahl’s tuneful concerto for trombone is bookended by two Latinx composer legends: Silvestre Revueltas and Alberto Ginastera.

REVUELTAS: Redes Suite
GRONDAHL: Trombone Concerto
GINASTERA: Four Dances from Estancia

Collection Connection
Annika K. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Native American Art, examines Richard Martinez’s (Opa-Mu-Nu) (San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1898–1987) Deer Dancer.

The dynamic suite of four dances from Alberto Ginastera’s Estancia brings to life the rhythmic movements of farmers, cattlemen, and gauchos from rural Argentina. Commissioned by the American Ballet Caravan in 1941, Ginastera composed Estancia at a time when artists across the Americas found inspiration in folklore and Indigenous cultures. In the United States, artists flocked to the Southwest to witness the ceremonial dances of Pueblo peoples and document their cultural traditions through painting, photography, and film. Opa-Mu-Nu, also known as Richard Martinez, was among the first generation of Pueblo artists that took up Western painting to depict their community’s traditions for cultural outsiders. Paintings such as Deer Dancer (1932) were reproduced in print and became wildly popular across the United States and abroad during a transformative moment for Indigenous peoples.

Pictured Above: Richard Martinez (Opa-Mu-Nu) (San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1898–1987), Deer Dancer, from “Pueblo Indian Painting Portfolio,” 1932, lithograph, 19 11/16 x 15 1/4 in., Museum purchase, 1988.1.16

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