Nebraska’s Sheldon Museum of Art will host Look at Lunchtime, featuring a discussion on two food-centered pieces and an outdoor picnic, at 12:15 p.m. May 16.
Free and open to the public, the event is being hosted in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Art Museum Day.
Look at Lunchtime will begin with a 15-minute discussion of two etchings by William Hogarth, “Beer Street” and “Gin Lane.” The works were originally published in Britain as part of a campaign against the uncontrolled production and sale of cheap gin, leading to the Gin Act of 1751.
The prints are currently on view at Sheldon in the exhibition “Table Manners: Art and Food.”
Following the discussion, the museum will provide free ginger ale and root beer for participants and will set up tables for brown-bag picnicking. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch.