Once daily life gets back to normal, we will be announcing new dates for events originally scheduled this spring. We are expecting to hear back from the sponsoring museums and institutions with timing in the fall. In the meantime, we hope that everyone stays healthy and are able to spend their time on rewarding pursuits as they stay close to family and home. And, if you are able, don’t forget to support your local museums and cultural institutions that make an important contribution to your community — they will need extra help getting through this difficult time.
The Dining Room Then and Now
Panel Discussion at the Wadsworth Atheneum
Enjoy a fascinating conversation about dining customs across cultures with culinary historian Jessica Harris, designer Thomas Jayne, educator David Dangremond, and curator Brandy Culp. The event is being presented in conjunction with the exhibition Savor: A Revolution in Food Culture, which focuses on how food and dining were transformed in eighteenth-century Europe and the resulting profound changes that still resonate today.
The event is free with admission to the museum. Learn more about the event here.
Co-sponsored with the Design and Decorative Arts Council at the Wadsworth.
Designing for Dining
A Design Seminar at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, NC
May 1 and 2, 2020
The MESDA Design Seminar brings together three distinguished speakers – Jessica B. Harris, noted author and culinary historian; D. Stanley Dixon, architect; and Thomas Jayne, decorator – to discuss Southern design with an emphasis on dining and entertaining. Thomas’ session in the afternoon will be a conversation moderated by J. Thomas Savage, the distinguished director of education at Winterthur Museum.
Learn more and purchase tickets at MESDA’s site.