Food Depicted in American Art

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Breaking Bread: Food Rituals in Contemporary Art is a 2017 exhibit at the University Galleries at William Paterson University which says: " While eating is generally a mundane daily routine, this exhibition considers how we find our food, with whom we consume it, and what meaning is created through these experiences. Artists include: Ruth Borgenicht, Juanli Carrión, SPURSE, and Marion Wilson."  Accessed 12/17

Dinner Bell is a 2017 exhibit at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts  which says: "In Dinner Bell, we install works of art from the MMFA's permanent collection that celebrate what we eat, where we eat, and how we acquire the food that is central to it all." Accessed 8/17

Feast Your Eyes:  Celebrating the Food of the South is a 2017 exhibit at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum which says: "Food and beverage icons, peculiar and particular to the South, will be examined with works in an expansive variety of two and three-dimensional media, including paintings in oil and watercolor; works in pastel; printmaking; photography; sculptures in ceramics, metal, wood and mixed media; textile and fiber arts, and functional art such as handcrafted dining furniture and serving ware." Also see 6/15/17 article in  Accessed 8/17

Food for Thought was a 1999-2000 exhibit at the Sheldon Museum of Art which says: "The 1999-2000 Sheldon Statewide exhibition focuses on a popular yet powerful subject for artist in the Western artistic tradition. Food for Thought assembles a diverse group of artists, working from diverse perspectives and with diverse intentions, who have chosen to represent food."Viewers may download the exhibition brochure. Accessed 1/17

Luscious: Paintings by Emily Eveleth, an exhibit held July 9 - October 24, 2010 at the Smith College Museum of Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Snack is a 2016 exhibit at the Akron Art Museum which says: "The universal nature of food makes it an appropriate subject to critically examine themes common to contemporary art, such as politics, commerce and the intersection of art and life. Snack is a (mostly) lighthearted look at works drawn primarily from the Akron Art Museum collection that depict food or the places we buy and consume it through humor, pop culture and nostalgia." Accessed 3/17


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