Thursday, March 25, 2010

New exhibition to open in April

The Culinary Arts Museum and the graduate students of the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University are pleased to present "Food on the Move: America's Traveling Tastes." 

A meal on the Pocahontas, on the Norfolk & Western Railway, 1950s.  Image courtesy of Norfolk Southern Corporation.

This new exhibit examines changes in travel food from the late 1800s to the present.  Cruise ship, rail, automobile, and airplane dining will all be highlighted.  How have these foods transformed over the years?  What do these types of travel meals tell us about American culture?  How did travel and tourism influence the American taste for international cuisine?

Service aboard the Matson Lines, 1947.

These questions and more will be answered through this highly anticipated exhibit, so join us as we travel through over a century of eating on the go.

This exhibit opens to the public on Friday, April 16th, 2010.

Culinary Arts Museum hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 5:00
Closed Mondays and major holidays
We will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010.

Image of a Pan Am flight bag, back from France in 1958. 


Howard Johnson's Simple Simon and the Pieman, Neon sign from Reading, PA. Circa 1963.  On loan from the Dave & Lynn Waller Collection.

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