Food and art combined for Chicago exhibit

December 6, 2013 by  

The Art Institute of Chicago is currently hosting the exhibit ‘Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine’ which will run until the end of January.

The exhibit features over 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative accessories from the 18th through 20th Centuries. The majority of the works are still life pieces featuring food, and they help to describe and depict the culture of America. In addition to the artworks on display, there are period cookbooks to peruse, menu cards, and posters. Among the artists whose works are included in the exhibit are Raphaelle Peale, William Harnett, and De Scott Evans.

The Institute is holding several related events, including family and teacher workshops and several 12-course meals inspired by the exhibit. There will also be a tour of the Iron Street Urban Farm. A catalog is available for purchase, perhaps produced by a local catalog printing company, and the Institute has an online cookbook available on its website to celebrate the occasion.

As with most exhibits, it is likely the show is being widely advertised in the Chicago area. Printing companies are often asked to provide materials such as flyers for that purpose.

The exhibit is running at the Art Institute of Chicago in Regenstein Hall until January 27. The Institute is open daily except for holidays. Admission for adults is $23, or $18 for Chicago residents and $20 for Illinois residents. Children’s admission is $17, $12, or $14. For more information, call 312-443-3600.