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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Digesting Wilderness: The Culture of Wild Food

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

with Prof. Rachel Black, Associate Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department, Connecticut College 

$10 (members 10% discount)

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Is there such a thing as wild food? Building on the central theme of Dana Sherwood’s exhibit, this talk will examine cultural notions of wilderness through food and look at the ways in which Sherwood blurs the lines between the human and animal worlds. From hunting and gathering to foraging and creating elaborate pièce montée, Black will examine food as a cultural object that can bring us closer to the environment or attempt to distance us from what we think of as the natural world.

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Image: Dana Sherwood, Crossing the Wild Line, 2015. Ink and watercolor on paper, 12 x 16 in. Courtesy of the artist and Denny Dimin Gallery, New York
This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, The Aeroflex Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore, Wayne and Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree, as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

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August 10
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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