2012 November 17 - 2013 August 11
"Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture" was an exhibit which explored the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the exhibition illuminated the myriad ways that food is produced and moved throughout the world. With opportunities to taste seasonal treats in the working kitchen, cook a virtual meal, view rare artifacts from the Museum's collections, and peek into the dining rooms of famous figures throughout history, visitors were able to experience the intersection of food, nature, culture, health, and history--and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time. In conjunction with the exhibition, the entrance to the Museum's Judy and Josh Weston Pavilion featured an 18-foot-tall hydroponic vertical growing system designed and maintained by Windowfarms. The exhibition was curated by Eleanor Sterling, Director of the Museum's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) and Mark Norell, Chair of the Division of Paleontology at the Museum, with support from Erin Betley, content research specialist and biodiversity specialist with the CBC. The corporate sponsor for the exhibit was J.P. Morgan with additional support for the exhibit, and its related educational and online resources, provided by GRACE Communications Foundation. The Kitchen Experience in the exhibit was presented by Whole Foods. Organized by the Museum, the exhibit was on view in Gallery 3 of the American Museum of Natural History from November 17, 2012 through August 11, 2013.
People involved: Eleanor Sterling, Mark Norell, and Erin Betley
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