3rd Friday Lecture Series | Deborah Johnson, “Joseph Reboli Revisited”

Deborah Johnson who has written the most comprehensive volume on Joseph Reboli and his art will be the speaker at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, June 16 from 6 – 8 PM.  Ms. Johnson’s talk, Joseph Reboli Revisited, will discuss Joseph Reboli’s development as an artist, his influences and inspirations, his career and the relevance of his art. Her talk will be illustrated with his paintings.  

She has written:

(Joe Reboli) sees each of his paintings as a fragment. Yet, one is bound to another by the artist’s overriding pursuit of aesthetic truths as revealed by light and form. Even though Reboli’s body of work is a testament to a singular vision, it is a vision we can take part in.  His paintings heighten memories of our own experiences and allow us to make our own discoveries.

It should be an evening that will develop deeper understandings and appreciation of Joseph Reboli’s body of work.


Deborah Johnson is currently Deputy Director & Director of Development at The Heckscher Museum of Art. She holds a B.A. in Art Education, a B.A. in Art History, and a M.A. in Art History. Her prior positions include: Senior Vice President for Fundraising & Marketing at KERA/KXT, the public television and radio stations in Dallas/Fort Worth; Director of Mill City Museum, Minneapolis; President & CEO at the Long Island Museum, Stony Brook; and curatorial positions at the Yale University Art Gallery and the Smithsonian Institution. At the Long Island Museum, she curated a retrospective of Joseph Reboli's work and wrote the accompanying book.

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