January 29 Appetite for Art
11:30 am gallery talk followed by lunch at noon

Welcome to another installment of Appetite for Art! Join Joslyn Director Jack Becker and curators Toby Jurovics and Karin Campbell on select Tuesdays every month for stimulating gallery talks and superb lunches inspired by 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 this year not all programs are scheduled on the final Tuesday of each 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 sseverson@joslyn.org

January's featured object is located in Hitchcock Gallery 3  

Thomas Jones Barker
(British, 1815–1882)
The Studio of Salvator Rosa in the Mountains of the Abruzzi, 1865
oil on canvas
Museum Purchase, Collector's Choice, 1986.12 
A frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Thomas Jones Barker was a prominent portraitist and painter of military subjects. The Studio of Salvator Rosa is one of the best known of Barker’s historical genre paintings. Based on the legend of the Baroque artist’s capture by bandits in the Abruzzi mountains in Southern Italy, Rosa is shown sketching his outlaw companions. A priest blesses a group of bandits, while a returning huntsman, admiring on-lookers, domestic animals, and a carefully arranged still-life at the artist’s feet all contribute to an atmosphere of rustic congeniality. The exploits of Italian bandits were romanticized by the British public, and Barker provides a contemporary reference by endowing the reclining figure with the features of Giuseppe Garibaldi, a leader in the struggle to unify Italy in the nineteenth century. Following the gallery talk guests will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Hap Abraham Catering. Check back soon for menu details!

Join us for Appetite for Art on February 19.