Lecture: Contemporary Art and Food

September 26 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm

Setting the Table: Contemporary Art and Food

In conjunction with our special exhibition, Reimagining Nature: Dalí’s Floral Fantasies, and using Salvador Dalí’s depictions of edible botanicals as a starting point, Lesley A. Wolff, PhD, will explore how contemporary artists have used food and the conviviality of eating in their work. She will consider how artists literally and conceptually “set the table” for viewers, inviting questions about identity and community as they navigate current trends and historical complexities embedded in dining and gastronomy. The artists discussed will include Annalee Davis, Elia Alba, Tessa Mars and Dylan Miner.      

Location: The Dalí Museum’s Will Raymund Theater 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 www.lesleywolff.com.