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Table Manners: Art and Food

January 18, 2019 through July 14, 2019
  • Wayne Thiebaud, Salads, Sandwiches, and Desserts.

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.