Food and Culture at the Museum

date Sunday, 22 September 2013 time noon to 1:30 p.m.

👤 Cory Bernat 🏢 National Museum of American History


Join Cory Bernat, a co-curator of “FOOD: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000,” to discuss the themes of the exhibit and learn how a large-scale Smithsonian show comes together.

“FOOD” examines the social, cultural, and technological changes in how and what we ate in the latter half of the 20th century. We’ll touch on agriculture, food processing, marketing and distribution, kitchen appliances, shortcut foods, snack foods, and other convenience foods. How much are they a part of your daily life and how did they come to be? Discover how the “good food” movement, waves of immigrants, and countercultural politics influenced mainstream food options available today.


Read a class report here.


National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
Neighborhood: National Mall

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