The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at PSU is pleased to present The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, which showcases how some of the most prominent artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have considered the universal subject of food. The exhibition runs August 30 through December 3, 2022, with an artist talk and opening reception on Wednesday, September 7, at the JSMA at PSU, 1855 SW Broadway, in Portland. Oregon-based artist, Chris Antemann, will give a lecture at 4:00 pm followed by the opening reception from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. All events are free to the public.

Featuring works in mediums ranging from drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures, and ceramics by 37 artists such as: John Baldessari, Enrique Chagoya, Alex Katz, Alison Saar, Lorna Simpson, Andy Warhol, and four Oregon-based artists, Katherine Ace, Chris Antemann, Malia Jensen, and Sherrie Wolf, this exhibition and associated programming will explore these complex topics and connect to a broad range of audiences. As a common thread to which all humans relate, it is no wonder that food has and continues to inspire artists over time. The exhibition asks us to consider not only food’s purpose as artistic inspiration but also the complex place it holds in our everyday lives.

This exhibition was organized by the University of Arizona Museum of Art, and curated by Olivia Miller, Curator of Collections. Support for this exhibition and related education and outreach programs has been made possible by a grant from Jordan Schnitzer through The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation.

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