February 25 Appetite for Art: Eat, Pink, and Be Merry!
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.

To register for this program, Eat, Pink, and Be Merry!, please click here.

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

Eat, Pink, and Be Merry! presented by Karin Campbell, Phil Willson Curator of Contemporary Art

Kehinde Wiley (American, b. 1977), Three Girls in a Wood, 2018, oil on linen, 108 x 144 in., 2018.11, Museum purchase, gift of The Sherwood Foundation. Courtesy of the artist and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California; Photo by Jean-Paul Torno, Courtesy Saint Louis Art Museum.

Three Girls in a Wood belongs to a series Wiley created for his 2018 exhibition at Saint Louis Art Museum. The artist found his subjects for the new paintings in north St. Louis and the nearby city of Ferguson, where the police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, sparked protests in 2014. Wiley invited the selected participants to the museum, where he meticulously posed them based on works in the Saint Louis Art Museum permanent collection. This painting is inspired by a 1920 canvas by German expressionist Otto Müller (1874-1930). Three Girls in a Wood continues Wiley’s use of elaborate floral settings, however the artist has introduced a new element: glowing light that seems to emanate from within the painting. Tinted by the vibrantly-colored backdrops, the light bathes Wiley’s subjects, bestowing them with an ethereal quality.  Check back soon for lunch menu items!

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 March 31.