September 4 Appetite for Art
Rustic Refection
11:30 am gallery talk followed by lunch at noon

Welcome to another delicious season of Appetite for Art! Join Joslyn Director Jack Becker and curators Toby Jurovics and Karin Campbell for a stimulating gallery talks and superb lunches inspired by one of Joslyn’s most mouth-watering masterpieces.

All lectures begin at 11:30 am in the galleries and are followed by lunch at noon in the beautiful Storz Fountain Court. Please note not all programs this year are scheduled on the final Tuesday of the month. Space is limited and advance reservations are required five days prior to the event. Ticket price per event includes sales tax: $35 Joslyn Members; $40 for all others. Enjoy one free program by purchasing a series pass: $245 Joslyn Members; $280 for all others. Tickets are non-refundable. 

For delectable art, fine food, and friendly conversation register online today or contact Joslyn's Director of Adult programs at (402) 661-3862 or

September's featured artwork is located in Kiewit Gallery 4
Join us for this Creative Spark, just one of many happening around town during Omaha Creative Week, August 31-September 9.

Jules Breton (French, 1827-1906)
Two Women Picking Grapes, 1862
Oil on canvas
Museum Purchase with funds from the Drew Art Endowment Fund, 2012.1 

Joslyn recently acquired this important oil study by Jules Breton, Two Women Picking Grapes, 1892, which relates to one of our best-known paintings, The Vintage at Château Lagrange, 1864. Born in the agriculturally-rich Artois region of northern France, Breton never lost his affection for the land the people of his childhood, drawing inspiration from rural traditions throughout his career. The Vintage at Château Lagrange depicts a harvest festival at a vineyard in Southern France. Breton made numerous drawings and oil sketches in the field like Two Women Picking Grapes, which became a study for the central figures of the finished canvas.

Lunch with rural French flair features chicken crepes with roasted red pepper sauce, rice pilaf, fresh sautéed vegetables, hearty dinner roll, and lemon pie with blackberry compote for dessert. Bon appétit!

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