Off Menu: Contemporary Art About Food

Off Menu_James Ostrer

Off Menu: Contemporary Art About Food

October 6 – December 15, 2019

For centuries, artists have used food in their work to define global cultures, traditions and lifestyles. From luxurious still life Renaissance paintings to Pop Art, food tells the story of how we live and what motivates us. Celebrated with passion, humor and irony, food art genres range from surreal to hyperreal. And it’s not all swirls and sprinkles; throughout history, artists have used depictions of food to address issues of family, nutrition, and social concerns such as famine and politics. Off Menu is anchored by a traveling exhibition titled Les Diners de Gala, comprised of twelve fine art prints by Salvador Dalí. Featuring an international roster of artists who work in a range of media to depict the objects of our culinary desire, the exhibition contains a healthy portion of aesthetic sustenance!

Artists include: Ed Bing Lee, Cara Brown, Sharon Core, Salvador Dalí, Guy Diehl, Emily Eveleth, Jenne Giles, Valerie Hegarty, George Kasson Knapp, Tamara Kostianovsky, Jenna Kuiper, Judith Linhares, Raoul Middleman, Victoria Mimiaga, MyersBerg Studios, Jordan Palmer, Ry Rocklen, Martin Roller, Ruth Santee, Kenny Scharf, Lucy Stark, Wayne Thiebaud, Camila Valdez, Dennis Wojtkiewicz and more!

Public Programs: 

Opening Reception

Sunday, October 6, 3 - 5 PM 

Special admission: $5 general, $3 youth (13-17), 12 & under free. Free for Bedford Members