The exhibition will open on Monday, November 6 and will debut never-before-exhibited photographs of annual festivities, religious rituals and special occasions from food magazine Saveur’s archives. Photographers on display includes Dave Yoder, Marcus Nilsson and Diana Markosian.
To kick off the exhibition, MOFAD will join the Mexican Cultural Institute for a festive Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) party. The party will include a community altar, pan de muerto also known as “bread of the dead,” and Mexican hot chocolate. The event will explore the type of food and its significance in this annual tradition.
“Feasts and Festivals will encourage thoughtful conversation around the many ways that food unites, but also distinguishes, communities,” said Peter Kim, MOFAD executive director.
“We are about to enter a season filled with cherished traditions at a time when the heated dialogue over identity, race, and immigration continues in the United States and beyond,” Kim added. “That’s why I’m so excited to bring people together for “Feasts and Festivals,” a celebration of its own that explores themes of cultural identity, migration, and tradition through the lens of food.”
Tickets for “Feasts & Festivals” Opening Night: Dia de Los Muertos can be purchased at www.mofad.org.