RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals

November 15, 2020 – January 3, 2021
Presented by: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Free!
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RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals, an online participatory exhibition and ingredient archive examines food as a creative medium and connective tool for exploring intergenerational and intercultural experiences. Through a focus on ingredients used in cooking, curatives, and ceremonies, this exhibition re-presents the traditional role of women in providing sustenance and healing.

The exhibition’s innovative design centers around the kitchen table, the central domestic object for gatherings of family and friends. Nine artists will activate their kitchen tables, sharing photographs, videos, and stories of how they use this most important domestic object. Museum visitors will leave their mark on the exhibition by sharing recipes, anecdotes, and reflections related to food through a digital ingredient archive.

The communal nature of nourishing and curing the body makes food and herbs particularly potent artistic mediums. In this exhibition, both the artists and participants will use those materials to honor women’s roles in the practices and traditions surrounding food.

RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals opens a year-long season of programming that examines the relationship between food, art, and women as part of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

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