Public Tour: The Art of Food

  • Asheville Art Museum

  • Address: 2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Dates: September 24, 2023
  • Admission: Free for Museum Members or included with general admission; registration is not required
  • Phone: (828) 253-3227
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Join our volunteer educator for a tour of The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. No reservations are required.

Food is culture. Whether farm-raised or factory-made, traveling from kitchen to mouth, what one eats is often a means of understanding time, place, and people. The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation brings together works from some of the most preeminent postwar and contemporary artists who used food as their subject matter. This exhibition explores the many identities of food in daily life: whether a source of pleasure, a reason for gathering, a mass-produced commodity, or a reflection of social ideologies and divisions.

The Art of Food features works from important postwar artists including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha, and Jasper Johns, alongside the work of contemporary artists, like Alison Saar, Lorna Simpson, Enrique Chagoya, Rachel Whiteread, and Jenny Holzer, among others. This exhibition features more than 100 artworks in mediums including drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, and ceramics by 37 artists.

The Art of Food, a traveling exhibition, is organized by the University of Arizona Museum of Art and the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

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