Welcome to another delicious portion of Appetite for Art! Join Joslyn 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
John George Brown, (American, 1831-1913)
The Card Trick, ca. 1880's
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Sarah Joslyn
John George Brown was born in England, but rose to become one of the most successful American genre painters of the later nineteenth century. His sentimentalized portrayals of cheerful street urchins appealed to antebellum taste and culture and were enthusiastically collected for Victorian homes. Dubbed the "Boot Black Raphael," Brown's shoe-shine boys, news boys, and street children are invariably spunky kids glowing with health, as opposed to actual children who often struggled for survival on city streets and in factories. Here, their ragged clothing is picturesque and grime appears to be easily wiped away, giving a reassuring if not an accurate image of happy youth passing their time with a game of chance.
There's nothing tricky about the menu! Guests will enjoy a hearty lunch with chicken pot pie topped with puff pastry, thunderbird salad, corn bread and honey butter, and for dessert-angel food cake with berries and raspberry sauce.
Upcoming Appetite for Art Programs:
- Flavor of the Orient
- Prairie & Plains
– Curator’s Choice