October 22 Appetite for Art
11:30 am gallery talk followed by lunch at noon


Welcome to another delicious portion of Appetite for Art! Join Karin Campbell, Joslyn's Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art, 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. 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 Pavilion gallery 16.

Alexander Calder, (American, 1898-1976)
Numbered One to Seven, 1950
Sheet Metal, Wire, Paint
Gift of the Joslyn Women's Association
Calder, America's first abstract artist of international renown, is forever associated with his invention of the mobile, which he developed by 1930 as freely moving sculptures of arcs and spheres. Calder's mobiles embodied the avant-garde spirit of the times by their engagement with machine technology, their use of abstraction as a valid, universal language of artistic expression, and their playful reliance on chance arrangement. Made up of delicately balanced, colorful sheet-metal shapes, Calder's kinetic sculptures look weightless and effortless, gliding randomly into new configurations on the motion of air currents. Numbered One to Seven is characteristic of Calder's work, its biomorphic forms calling to mind planets and galaxies, plant life, and atomic particles, as large leaflike shapes vertically balance a smaller constellation of colorful circles.

Following the gallery talk, guests will enjoy a well-balanced lunch featuring almond-crusted tilapia with citrus cream reduction, cous cous, roasted vegetables, whole wheat rolls and butter, and brownies and lemon bars for dessert! Yum!
Other Appetite for Art Programs:

September 24 - Flavor of the Orient

January 28 - Knickers & Nosh

February 25 - Flavor of the Orient

March 25 - Prairie & Plains

April 29 – Curator’s Choice