What we eat, how we consume it, and where we source our food are expressive of our collective habits and desires. To that end, artists have long explored food as a theme to comment on social issues, cultural values, and political agendas surrounding our insatiable taste and physiological need for edible things. Spanning a period from the late 1800s through today across six galleries, Table Manners features important works from Sheldon’s permanent collection as well as several prominent loans.
Sheldon is serving four “courses” of First Friday programming in conjunction with the exhibition “Table Manners: Art and Food.” This month you can taste a delicious menu designed and prepared by students in the Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management program and inspired by still life artworks currently on view in the museum. Admission is free.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race, and Soleil Ho, restaurant critic for the San Francisco Chronicle and host of the podcast Racist Sandwich, discussed the intersections of food and the social constructs that define our world. Casey Kelly, associate professor of communication studies and author of Food Television and Otherness in an Age of Globalization, moderated the conversation.
Sheldon Museum of Art features more than 12,000 artworks in diverse media amongst their collections. The exhibit will run through July 14, 2019. We hope that you stop by to visit this creative exhibit with your friends and family!
Even though Fairways at Lincoln Apartments in Lincoln, Nebraska provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!
Saturday, March 31, 2019—12:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Sheldon Museum of Art
1400 R Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508