Food: The Exhibition

Time to chortle like Julia, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is hosting Food: Transforming the American Table 1950–2000, opening November 20, 2012. While the exhibition portion of the website could use a bit more clarity, the show will highlight the change supermarkets, food production, convenience foods, changes in home life, have had on how we eat in the USA.

Until then, go check out the blog for a healthy dose of Julia Child here.

Photo credit: Hooked on Houses.

About Becky Fifield

Becky Fifield is a cultural heritage professional with 25 years experience in institutions large and small. She is currently Head of Collection Management for the Special Collections of the New York Public Library. An advocate for preventive conservation, Ms. Fifield is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation, Chair of the AIC Collection Care Network, and former Chair of Alliance for Response NYC. She is also a scholar of 18th century female unfree labor and dress. There's a bit of pun in the title The Still Room, delineating a quiet space brimming with the ingredients of memory, where consideration, analysis, and wordcraft can take place. Ms. Fifield’s interests include museum practice, dress history, historic preservation, transit, social and women’s history, food, current events, geneaology, roadtrips, and considerations on general sense of place. Becky and her husband, Dr. V, live in the Hudson Valley.