September 22 CU at Joslyn
with José McClanahan, Modern Languages and Literatures
2 - 3 pm

Joslyn Art Museum in partnership with Creighton University presents stimulating lectures by Creighton faculty in Joslyn’s Abbott Lecture Hall on select Sundays at 2:00 pm. CU at Joslyn, offered in collaboration with Creighton’s University College, presents a variety of topics and interdisciplinary perspectives on Joslyn’s collections or exhibitions. CU at Joslyn is free for Museum members and Creighton students and faculty with ID, and $5 for the general public.

“Do you see what I see?: The Traveling Views of Martín Rico y Ortega, a Spanish Landscape Arts Painter in 19th-Century Europe“ presented by José McClanahan, Modern Languages and Literatures 

Nineteenth-century Europe saw creative movements that produced some of the most recognizable names in the art world. Yet, many would be challenged to name any of these outstanding painters from Spain, especially a landscape artist. Although he may be lesser known than his contemporaries, Martín Rico y Ortega (1833-1908) was one of the few artists during his time that enjoyed international popularity, especially in the United States. Influenced early on by Spanish and French colleagues, his landscape paintings represent a keen appreciation for the limitless views of Western Europe. This passion for his subject would eventually lead him to affect a great number of artists on both sides of the Atlantic. Like many art collectors did in the United States at the end of the 19th century, this lecture will offer a chance for a contemporary audience to appreciate and gain insight into the talent of a Spanish landscape artist, seeing through his artwork unique and beautiful views of Europe.

Martin Rico y Ortega (Spanish, 1833-1908); Aubade, Zanudo Garden; oil on canvas; Collection of Joslyn Art Museum; Bequest of Jessie Barton Christiancy, 1931.

Upcoming CU at Joslyn talks...

October 6 - “Imagining the Universe: The Collage of Art & Science” presented by Jack Gabel, Physics

February 16, 2014 – Lecture presented by Gregory Bucher, Classical and Near Eastern Studies complementing Joslyn’s special exhibition, Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult, and Daily Life, (opens February 8).

March 30 - “Treasure Found: The Joslyn’s Early Christian Sarcophagus Fragment” presented by Amanda Swisher, Classical and Near Eastern Studies

April 13 - “The Life and Times of François Auguste René Rodin” presented by Jan Lund, Modern Languages and Literatures