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2013.09.18 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: unonews@unomaha.edu

Joslyn Curator Helps UNO Students Prep Art Show

Omaha - Art students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will get a first-hand lesson on how to curate an art gallery show from the Joslyn Art Museum’s chief curator, Toby Jurovics, this Thursday, Sept. 19.

The guest speaking engagement will take place at 4 p.m. at the Weber Fine Arts Building as part of a special curational seminar titled The Art of Louis Grell, which is being taught by assistant professor Amy Morris.

The seminar tasks students with archiving and curating the work of Grell, a renowned American muralist, painter and educator who was born and raised in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The students will listen to Jurovics speak on the importance of selecting the right pieces to display at art exhibitions. Being a curator is not new to Jurovics, who served as curator of photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum prior to being hired by Joslyn in December 2012.

Choosing which pieces of Grell's art to showcase is a learning experience for Morris' students. Grell's collected works feature more than 100 pieces to choose from.

“It is important to select the best artwork to showcase the breadth of his abilities and to engage the viewers,” Morris said.

At the end of the course, the UNO Art Gallery will host the works of Louis Grell from Jan. 17 through Feb. 20, 2014.

For information on Jurovic’s lecture or the work of Louis Grell, contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at 402.554.2129 or by email at unonews@unomaha.edu.

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