February 27 Appetite for Art: Western Fare
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, or 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!

Alfred Jacob Miller
(American, 1810–1874), The Surround, n.d., oil on canvas, 66 x 94 ½ in., Museum purchase, 1963.611

In 1837 William Drummond Stewart (Scottish, 1795–1871) asked Alfred Jacob Miller to accompany him to the Rocky Mountains and record their adventures at the annual fur trading fair known as the rendezvous. Buffalo hunts were high points of the journey for both men. Miller made his pictures in the field with pencil, ink, and watercolors. In his Baltimore studio, he translated many of these into oil paintings for Stewart and, later, for other patrons fascinated by the West. This particular picture is one that Miller executed specifically for Murthly Castle, Stewart’s ancestral home in Scotland. The large size and the durable medium of oil on canvas were undoubtedly dictated by its intended display there.

From the kitchen this afternoon we look forward to California chicken with jack and cheddar cheese, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, garlic cream sauce, twice baked potatoes, sugar snap peas, and baby carrots. For dessert, guests can look forward to apple pie.

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.