September 24 Appetite for Art
Western Rigor & Wry
11:30 am gallery talk followed by lunch at noon


Welcome to another delicious portion of Appetite for Art! Join Joslyn's Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Western Art, Toby Jurovics, 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

This month's featured artwork is located in gallery 9.

Albert Bierstadt, (American, b. Germany, 1830-1902)
Dawn at Donner Lake, California, ca. 1871-1902
Oil on paper on canvas
Gift of Mrs. C.N. Dietz, 1934

If there is a single painter whose name is instantly associated with grand Western landscapes, it is Bierstadt. The artist made his first trip West in 1858, and traveled there again in subsequent decades; his last excursion was 1884. His dramatic mountain and marine views, often quite large, were enormously popular, but he also painted many less significant scenes of romantic frontier life. The Donner Party held the fascination of the public who were well aware of the fate of this band of unfortunate pioneers. The railroad had alleviated fear of treacherous travel by promising safe passage through the mountains. Bierstadt's carefully composed romantic paintings are full of details that are faithful to nature, but do not necessarily document a particular time and place.

Following the gallery, talk guests will indulge in a satisfying lunch featuring crab cake salad with remoulade sauce, and warm rye bread pudding for dessert.

NOTE: This program was moved from its originally scheduled date of February 25, 2014.

Other Appetite for Art Programs:

October 22 – Equilibri-yum!

January 28 - Knickers & Nosh

February 25 - Flavor of the Orient

March 25 - Prairie & Plains

April 29 – Curator’s Choice