DIA Event - The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals

Dec 16, 2016 to Apr 16, 2017

12:00 PM

Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit

The Edible Monument: The Art of Food for Festivals

Friday, December 16, 2016 Sunday, April 16, 2017

    The Edible Monument includes about 140 prints, rare books and serving manuals from the Getty Research Institute collection and private collections. The artworks illustrate in lush detail the delectable monuments and sculptures made of food that were an integral part of street festivals as well as court and civic banquets in Europe in the 16th to 19th centuries. The exhibition has been organized by the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.