February 25 Appetite for Art
Flavor of the Orient
11:30 am gallery talk followed by lunch at noon

 



Welcome to another delicious season 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!

Gallery talk begins at 11:30 am followed by lunch at noon in the beautiful Storz Fountain Court. 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; $45 for all others. A special lecture-only ticket is available for $10. Docents are admitted to gallery talks free of charge. Make your reservations today online or by calling (402) 661-3862. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. 

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


This month's featured artwork is located in gallery 4.


Edwin Lord Weeks (American; 1849-1903)
Indian Barbers, Saharanpore, ca. 1895
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Friends of Art Collection.
 
 
Oriental themes gained popularity after Napolean’s sweep through North Africa in the first decade of the nineteenth century. In Indian Barbers, set in northwest India, the amusing scene fits the Victorian taste for incidents of everyday life. Weeks’ composition delineates the simple facts while conveying the scene’s exoticism, which is heightened by the dazzling light. Squatting in the sandy marketplace, these benighted citizens are undergoing a slow torture at the hands of the native tonsorial artist, with their dull scissors and dull razors. A glimpse at the faces of the clients will convince anyone that the experience is not one of enjoyment, but of endurance.

Following the gallery talk, guests will enjoy a satisfying lunch inspired by the East and prepared by Hap Abraham Catering. Curried chicken salad on mixed greens with vegetables, small butter croissants, and apple pie with vanilla ice cream top off the day!

NOTE: This program was moved from its originally scheduled date of September 24.

Upcoming Appetite for Art Programs:

March 25 - Prairie & Plains

April 29 – Curator’s Choice