January 30 Appetite for Art: Culture & Cuisine
11:30 am gallery talk followed by lunch at noon

Loosen your belts, open your minds, and get ready for another scrumptious installment of Appetite for Art!

Join Joslyn curators on select Tuesdays from September through April for stimulating gallery talks and delicious lunches inspired by Joslyn’s most tasty masterpieces! All lectures begin at 11:30 am in the galleries followed by lunch at noon in the beautiful Storz Fountain Court. Space is limited and advance reservations are required five days prior to the event. Ticket price per event includes sales tax: $38 Joslyn Members; $45 for the general public. A special lecture-only ticket is available for $10. Docents are admitted to gallery talks free of charge.

Make your reservation today online, by calling (402) 661-3862 or emailing Director of Adult Programs. Satisfy your hunger for delicious art, fine food, and great conversation at another season of Appetite for Art!

Hayv Kahraman (Iraqi, b. 1981), Mnemonic Artifact 3, 2017, oil on linen, Museum purchase with funds from the Art Purchase Fund, 2017.6

Hayv Kahraman left her native Iraq at the age of eleven, in the midst of the first Gulf War. Examining what she calls a “migrant consciousness,” eastern and western worlds collide in Kahraman’s work, the female body caught in the crosshairs. While some of her subjects embody desirable personas—regal, sensuous, or playful—she often portrays them as distorted, disfigured, and broken. Kahraman’s recent paintings are crosshatched with tiny cuts across their surfaces. After incising the canvas, Kahraman fed painted linen strips through the slits in a reference to a mahaffa, an Iraqi fan made of palm fronds that she recalls carrying with her when her family left Baghdad. By weaving her paintings in this manner, Kahraman archives her memories of time spent as a refugee.

Following the curator gallery talk, guests will move to the fountain court for a menu of tenderloin of beef kabobs, saffron basmati rice, grilled fresh vegetables, and chocolate pecan torte for dessert.

Joslyn's Adult programs are generously supported by Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation, and Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation.