Joslyn lecture features work of renowned local artist

March 06, 2018

Image with caption: Ed Ruscha (American, b. 1937), Lion in Oil, 2002

Ed Ruscha (American, b. 1937), Lion in Oil, 2002

Karin Campbell, Joslyn Art Museum's Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, will provide an illustrated overview of "Word/Play," the first major exhibition to feature internationally-renowned artist Ed Ruscha in his home state of Nebraska.

The presentation will be held in Sorrell Center, Room 2014, at noon on March 20. The exhibit will be on view at Joslyn Art Museum through May 6.

"Word/Play" brings together prints, photographs and artist books dating from the 1960s through 2015, complemented by a selection of major paintings. Exploring Ruscha's deft talent for combining imagery and text, the exhibition reveals the artist's incisive reading of the landscapes of the American West and Southern California and highlights his ongoing commitment to transforming the mundane into the extraordinary.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend this event. A minimum of 10 people is required or the lecture will be canceled.

This event is offered through the Passport Partners Program, which provides free museum admission for UNMC and Nebraska Medicine employees, students and their immediate families, with valid identification. The partnership also offers lectures, workshops and other events on the medical center campus.


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