Defining Cups & Saucers
Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room
Margaret Carney, Director and Curator of Ann Arbor's International Museum of Dinnerware Design, offers a delightfully fresh perspective on cups & saucers for this presentation that expands on the theme of the museum's upcoming exhibition at the Albion College Munro Gallery January 13 – February 8, 2020. While everyone has an image in their own mind of what comprises a traditional cup and saucer, think about a lively mix of cups & saucers created from paper, clay, glass, metal, basketry, fiber, enamel, bamboo, and plastic from eras described in terms of Pop Art, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, and contemporary, with a little radioactivity, lithophanous geishas, gazelle fur, banking, and fortune telling thrown in for good measure. The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is a 501(c)(3) non-profit art museum established in 2012, celebrating dining experiences and memories through a series of pop up exhibitions as we explore funding sources to procure a dedicated museum space.
This event is in partnership with the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor (CHAA), an organization of scholars, cooks, food writers, nutritionists, collectors, students, and others interested in the study of culinary history and gastronomy. Their mission is to promote the study of culinary history through regular programs open to members and guests, through the quarterly newsletter Repast, and through exchanges of information with other such organizations.