October 29 Appetite for Art: A Side of Dressing
11:30 am gallery talk followed by lunch at noon



Satisfy your hunger for delicious art, fine food, and great conversation by registering today for Appetite for Art!

Join Joslyn curators on select Tuesdays from September through April for stimulating gallery talks and delicious lunches inspired by Joslyn’s most tasty masterpieces! All lectures begin at 11:30 am in the galleries followed by lunch at noon in the beautiful Storz Fountain Court. Space is limited and advance reservations are required five days prior to the event. Ticket price per event includes sales tax: $38 Joslyn Members; $45 for the general public. A special lecture-only ticket is available for $10. Docents are admitted to gallery talks free of charge.

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For more information, or for assistance registering, contact Director of Adult Programs Susie Severson at (402) 661-3862 or by email.


A Side of Dressing

Anonymous, Omaha Shirt and Leggings, ca. 1870-1880, leather and beads, Museum purchase, 1981.47.a-c

Photographs of this shirt and leggings appeared in a major publication, The Omaha Tribe by Alice Fletcher and Francis La Flesche, considered by some anthropologists to be the most important and comprehensive study ever written about a Native American tribe. The dates assigned to the object are based on information found in the in the book, but numerous other small details of style and construction also help situate the object in the late 19th century. The beads, for instance, all tiny glass type called “seed beads” were not available in quantity on the Great Plains until about 1850. The decorative tufts of hair called “scalp locks” were most likely symbolic of brave deeds, rather than actual war trophies, and several appear to be made of horsehair. Experts believe the decorative elements on the garment identify a leadership clan, possibly the Sky Clan, with the small, stamped circles on the leggings representing hail, the white stripe along the side of the leggings symbolizing the Milky Way Galaxy, and the paths of the stars (red crosses) are guided by four black stripes.

After learning about this striking object, guests will indulge in an equally impressive lunch. Check back soon for menu details!



Joslyn's Adult programs are generously supported by Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation, Holland Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Omaha Steaks, Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation, Streck.

Click here to register for the next installment of Appetite for Art on January 28, 2020.