May 28 Appetite for Art
Abstraction Satisfaction
11:30 am gallery talk followed by lunch at noon

Welcome to another delicious installment of Appetite for Art! Join Executive Director & CEO Jack Becker for a stimulating gallery talk and superb lunch inspired by one of Joslyn’s most mouth-watering masterpieces!

All lectures begin at 11:30 am followed by lunch at noon in the beautiful Storz Fountain Court (please note afternoon sessions are no longer offered). Space is limited and advance reservations are required at least five days prior to the event. Ticket price per event includes sales tax: $35 Joslyn Members; $40 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

This month's featured artwork is located in gallery 10.

Raymond Jonson
(American, 1891-1982)
Composition Five – The Wind, 1925
Oil on canvas
Museum purchase, 1955

Born in Iowa, Raymond Jonson attended his first formal art classes at the school of the Portland (Oregon) Art Association. There, he encountered avant-garde painting techniques more typically found in New York, including non-naturalistic use of color and irregular spatial relationships. In 1910, Jonson enrolled in the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, where he later joined the faculty. By 1925, he had relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico and developed his signature style, translating the physical environment of the Southwest into a language of abstract pictorial forms: In Composition Five-The Wind, Jonson attempted to express the abstract concept of wind through painting. This and other works by the artist from the mid-to-late 1920s were pivotal in extending the Modernist style into the Southwest. 

Following the gallery talk guests can look forward to a satisfying lunch prepared by Hap Abraham Catering. Check back soon for menu highlights.