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The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

August 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Please join us from August 20, 2024, to March 8, 2025, for ” The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation ” exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. In its most everyday sense, food is a physical necessity, yet its overall significance goes far beyond sustenance. Food is integral to our communities, relationships, cultures, and languages. People interact with food on varying levels. Some of us grow or gather it; more of us buy it. We transform it by cutting, cooking, and dressing it with spices, marinades, and garnishes. We use food as an intermediary to connect with others through holiday meals, business lunches, dates, and more.

 

Our food choices also carry ethical implications. What we eat affects and is affected by an intricate global food chain. We fight over food. We deny food to some as a tool of suppression and cultural erasure. We fear for our health, the challenge of feeding a growing global population, and the effects of climate change on food production. These topics are especially relevant at WSU Pullman, a land-grant university with research and scholarship rooted in agriculture and food sciences.

 

Featuring more than 100 works in a variety of media from the renowned collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, The Art of Food showcases how some of the most prominent artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have considered this universal subject. Organized thematically, it uses an artistic lens to examine the subject of food beyond its purpose as body fuel.


LOCATION |
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus.

The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Please join us from August 20, 2024, to March 8, 2025, for ” The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation ” exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. In its most everyday sense, food is a physical necessity, yet its overall significance goes far beyond sustenance. Food is integral to our communities, relationships, cultures, and languages. People interact with food on varying levels. Some of us grow or gather it; more of us buy it. We transform it by cutting, cooking, and dressing it with spices, marinades, and garnishes. We use food as an intermediary to connect with others through holiday meals, business lunches, dates, and more.

 

Our food choices also carry ethical implications. What we eat affects and is affected by an intricate global food chain. We fight over food. We deny food to some as a tool of suppression and cultural erasure. We fear for our health, the challenge of feeding a growing global population, and the effects of climate change on food production. These topics are especially relevant at WSU Pullman, a land-grant university with research and scholarship rooted in agriculture and food sciences.

 

Featuring more than 100 works in a variety of media from the renowned collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation, The Art of Food showcases how some of the most prominent artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have considered this universal subject. Organized thematically, it uses an artistic lens to examine the subject of food beyond its purpose as body fuel.


LOCATION |
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus.