Resetting the Table: Food and Our Changing Tastes

Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021 from 12:00am to 9:50am

  Regular museum admission rates apply.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

On view November 16, 2019–November 28, 2021

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

This new exhibit will explore food choices and eating habits in the United States, including the sometimes hidden, but always important, ways in which our tables are shaped by cultural, historical, political, and technological influences.

One dinner served in 1910 will form the centerpiece—literally—of Resetting the Table. The historical and cultural roots of the foods on the menu, and the privileged context of their presentation, will be explored. Selections from ten University collections will reveal the long history of many iconic American foods, spanning multiple cultures and thousands of years.

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