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EAT! Opening Conversation & Reception

December 11, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
41 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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Join students in a conversation on food, culture, art, and power, culminating in an exhibition at the Mead. Drawing from the Mead’s collection of photographs, prints, paintings and porcelain table settings, as well as Amherst College’s own material culture of dining—from plates to banquet menus — students will create an immersive display that responds to key questions: How have people built kinship, community and meaning through food and eating? What visual and material culture has been created to celebrate and consider the act of planting, preparing, and consuming food? What has been considered a food delicacy and how has that shifted over time? I what ways have foodstuffs been part of a “transit of empire? What new stories might emerge through conversations among
those objects?

Student curators will draw from the fields of anthropology, museum studies, art history, and cultural studies, and meet with local food growers, chefs, and activists from Book & Plow farm and across Western Massachusetts.
Free and open to all!


Date: December 11, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Venue Name: Mead Art Museum
Address: 41 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
Website: www.amherst.edu


Organizer Name: Amherst College