March 27 Appetite for Art: A Delicious Impression
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 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!

Frederick Childe Hassam (American, 1859–1935), April Showers, Champs Elysees, Paris, 1888, oil on canvas, Museum purchase, 1946.30

The greatest of the American Impressionists, Hassam was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and began his artistic career in 1876 as an illustrator for newspapers and magazines such as Scribner’s, Century, and Harper’s. In the early eighties, he studied with a local, Munich-trained artist, developing a style that reflected both academic realism and Barbizon School influence. By the mid-eighties, responding to contemporary trends in landscape painting, Hassam was working with a carefully limited palette to produce evocative urban scenes, especially of gray, rainy days. In 1886 Hassam went to Paris for three years, where he entered the Académie Julian to refine his figure technique.

After the gallery talk, participants will enjoy an impressive lunch featuring grilled chicken with yogurt mint sauce, Mimi’s hummus and pita, Mediterranean Salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, and crème brûlée 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.