February 19 Appetite for Art
Craving in Contrast
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

February's featured object is located in Scott Pavilion 16.  

Ross Bleckner, (American, born 1949)
1944-1945, 1977/1980
Canvas; oil; wax
Memorial Purchase in memory of E. Stanton Miller, 1980.43 
Ross Bleckner received his Bachelor of Arts degree from NYU and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia California. He is well-known for his large-scale paintings in the art world and his works have been shown in esteemed public collections throughout the world, including MoMA, MoCA, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mr. Bleckner is also recognized as the youngest artist ever to have a solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Bleckner’s work has long dealt with fragility of life, with light, and abstraction through extreme representation. His paintings convey poetry, luminosity and an attention to technique that has earned him the respect as a modern master. Mr. Bleckner’s subject matter shifts from the micro-cellular level to the vast stellar cosmos bridging the gap between large and minute. His message is the experience of the mind grasping what is too large or too small to see and the fragility of human consciousness that is dependent on these unseen forces for its existence.

In addition to Mr. Bleckner's works, he has taught at many of the nation's most prestigious universities. Additionally, he is president of Community Research Initiative on AIDS (CRIA), a non-profit community-based AIDS research and treatment education center. 

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 March 26.