Main Topic: Our State
Topic: Nebraskans Who Made a Difference
Speaker: Maureen Waldron
Nebraskan at Heart: Joslyn’s Eugene Kingman and the New York Times Mural
How did a native New Englander become an artist of the Midwest and West? And how did his most famous mural, commissioned for the main lobby of The New York Times building in New York City, find its home at Omaha's W. Dale Clark Main Library? Waldron answers these questions and tells a fascinating story of the life of Eugene Kingman, who was director of the Joslyn Art Museum from 1946 until 1968. This fast-paced program is illustrated with 115 PowerPoint slides, many of them artwork of Kingman's Nebraska scenes.