Omaha Public Radio News
Thu October 28, 2010
Joslyn Art Museum is presenting an exhibit of prints from the foremost lithographers in America during the 20th century.
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – The Joslyn Art Museum is presenting 52 prints from the most prolific lithographers of the 19th century.
Seasons of Joy: Currier & Ives Holiday Prints are on view at the museum through January 23rd. Communications Manager Amy Rummel says the prints come from a collection owned by ConAgra Foods. She says the works in the exhibit are arranged thematically and have a multi-generational appeal, "Many, many people recognize Currier & Ives prints from calendars and cards and holiday tins and things they've seen in the past and it's a really interesting way to introduce children to the 19th century and life in the 19th century in America." Rummel says it's very much a celebration of 19th century holidays and 19th century American life, both rural and urban.
The Joslyn is offering complimentary admission over Thanksgiving weekend. For more information on the Seasons of Joy: Currier & Ives Holiday Prints exhibit, the web site is www.joslyn.org.