Art and Food: Happy Thanksgiving!

There seems to be a lot of exhibitions about food recently, as well as related programs about food rituals (now referred to in art terms as “relational aesthetics”). The Blaffer Art Museum is at the tail end of its exhibition Feast: Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art; the Houston Center for Photography just opened See Food: Contemporary Photography and the Ways We Eat; even Stephen Lapthisophon’s current installation at the DMA is called coffee, seasonal fruit, root vegetables, and “Selected Poems.”

The Art Institute of Chicago’s current show, Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine, has nothing to do with Texas art, but it does include some classics to pass on for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Dinner with the family:

Norman Rockwell. Freedom from Want, 1942. Lent by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust. © SEPS by Curtis Licensing. All rights reserved.

Norman Rockwell. Freedom from Want, 1942. Lent by the Norman Rockwell Museum, Norman Rockwell Art Collection Trust. © SEPS by Curtis Licensing. All rights reserved.

Turkey closeup:

Roy Lichtenstein, Turkey, 1961. Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein, Turkey, 1961. Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

Dessert:

Wayne Thiebaud. Salad, Sandwiches and Dessert, 1960. Lent by the Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. NAA–Thomas C. Woods Memorial. Art © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

Wayne Thiebaud. Salad, Sandwiches and Dessert, 1960. Lent by the Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. NAA–Thomas C. Woods Memorial. Art © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.

For those staying in town and eating alone:

Edward Hopper. Nighthawks, 1942. Friends of American Art Collection.

Edward Hopper. Nighthawks, 1942. Friends of American Art Collection.

 

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