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Lecture: Art and Food

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November 16, 2023 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

In conjunction with our special exhibition Leonora Carrington: Writer, Painter, Visionary, this talk explores the role of food in British-born surrealist artist Leonora Carrington’s work. We will discuss the culinary landscape of 1940s Mexico City when Carrington was a new émigré to the Mexican nation. By considering Mexican cookbooks, markets and restaurants as visual landscapes that inspired artists like Carrington, we can better engage with the seductive, if esoteric, references to food, cookery and alchemy in her extraordinary work.

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater (registration required) or live on YouTube (link below).

Register to attend in person at the link below. This event is free, with limited capacity. An event ticket is required for entry. Gallery access is not included.

To watch the live stream from home, click below at the time of the program:

Lesley A. Wolff, PhD

Lesley A. Wolff, PhD, is assistant professor of art and design specializing in global modern and contemporary art history and museum studies at The University of Tampa. Her work examines the visual cultures of the Americas, with particular emphasis on the intersections of heritage and foodways in 20th and 21st century Mexico, the Caribbean, and the US. Her work has appeared in numerous international publications and she is co-editor of the forthcoming volume Nourish and Resist: Food and Feminisms in Contemporary Global Caribbean Art (Yale University Press). Wolff is also an active curator and her latest art exhibition, The Kingdom of This World, Reimagined, is on view in Pittsburgh through March 2024. For more on Wolff’s writing and research, visit