March 31 Appetite for Art: Taste of the Times
11:30 am gallery talk followed by lunch at noon

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Joslyn Art Museum has cancelled this event. If payment was made, you will be contacted over the next several weeks regarding a refund. Click here to read the statement issued by the Museum on Friday, March 13, 2020.

Satisfy your craving 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, Taste of the Times, please click here.

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

Taste of the Times presented by Toby Jurovics, Chief Curator and Holland Curator of American Art

John Steuart Curry (American, 1897-1946), Manhunt, 1931, oil on canvas, Museum purchase, 1979.142

Curry, best known for his dramatic paintings of Kansas and Wisconsin farm life, belongs to the tradition of American Scene painters who felt American artists should depict American subject matter. This goal was in harmony with the prevailing nationalistic mood of America in the twenties—a mood reflected in the country's isolationist foreign policy. Artistically, Curry’s art also reflects the social attitudes of the 1930s. The artist created several works critical of the practice of lynching, including a mural for the U.S. Department of Justice titled Justice Defeating Mob Violence. In 1935, the NAACP organized the art exhibition An Art Commentary on Lynching, inviting artists from across the country to participate. Curry submitted three works to the exhibition: Manhunt, and its companion piece, The Fugitive. In Manhunt, everything about the composition—the forward motion of the figures, the rearing horse, the strained pull of the bloodhound—contributes to the feverish energy of a lynch mob in pursuit.

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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 April 28.