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Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen

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Illustration, Vitrolite Kitchen, Turzak Residence, Chicago, Illinois, 1937 Gouache, Graphite, and Watercolor on Paper © The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection, TD1993.30.1
Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen

10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199
October 12th, 2011 - January 15th, 2012
Opening: October 12th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://thefrost.fiu.edu
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
artinfo@fiu.edu
PHONE:  
305.348.2890
OPEN HOURS:  
Tuesday- Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: noon - 5 pm
COST:  
Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

DESCRIPTION

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University presents Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods from Farm to Kitchen, an exhibition that explores how technology and design remade the places where food was produced, sold, cooked and eaten from the turn of the century into the post-1945 period. Images and artifacts from the Wolfsonian collection illustrate the movement of food from the field, to the factory, supermarket, and kitchen table, in order to explore how modern technology, design, and business practices created new meanings for food and eating in this era. The more than three dozen items on display will include posters, prints, and advertisements, as well as objects such as toasters, cookware, and tableware, all of which invite visitors to consider how commercialization has shaped modern American foodways.