Art lovers and “foodies” alike will enjoy these art experiences! Examine artwork from the Norton Simon Museum’s collections with an eye toward food and drink. Join Maite Gomez-Rejon, professional chef and museum educator, for three courses which pair the representation of food in painting and sculpture with culinary history and practices. Period recipes complement each lecture.
Food and Art courses Saturdays, April 12, May 3 & June 14, 2008
Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105
Per-session fee of $15 includes admission to the museum on the day of class.
Walk-in registration begins at 10:15 a.m.
For further information and registration, call the Education Department at (626) 844-6980
A Taste of Southeast Asia
Saturday, April 12, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Bring the art of Southeast Asia to life while examining cooking traditions described in ancient texts, from the Vedas to writings by Alexander the Great’s commanders. Discover the important role of food and drink in religious rituals and festivals.
The Dutch Golden Age
Saturday, May 3, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Examine 17th-century still-life painting through the cornucopia of imported spices and ingredients that would forever change dining in Europe. Learn about the inventories of implements, objects and textiles found in a well-appointed Dutch home.
The French Table in the 18th and 19th Centuries
Saturday, June 14, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Explore French art in the context of the social and political changes that created one of the world’s most refined cuisines. Consider the evolution of cooking and dining practices from the French salon to the Revolutionary kitchen to the Parisian café.