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"Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs"
2000-03-04 until 2000-07-23
Oakland Museum of California
USA United States of America
The creations of quilt artists inspired by chefs
will be on view in the exhibition Women of
Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt
Artists and Chefs, at the Oakland Museum of
California from March 4 to July 23, 2000.
From modern abstraction to pictorial to
traditional, the 50 quilts in the exhibition
display a full range of artistic responses to a
subject dear to all of our hearts (and stomachs).
Cooking and sewing, once dismissed as
women's work, are celebrated as a means of
women's empowerment in this exhibition
organized by Girls Incorporated of Alameda
County and the Smithsonian Institution
Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Girls
Incorporated works to ensure that girls have the opportunity to grow up strong, smart, and bold.
The exhibition will tour as two separate exhibitions of 25 quilts, but all 50 quilts will be on display at
the Oakland Museum of California.
The project paired a group of the country's
most accomplished quilt artists with
renowned women chefs to design quilts
reflecting their mutual explorations of food
and creativity. Each chef - quilter pair
discussed creativity, aesthetics, careers, food
and food-related issues such as the
environment, agriculture and health. The
essence of these dialogues was incorporated
into 50 unique quilts relating directly or
indirectly to the preparation, offering and
celebration of food. The quilters talked and
corresponded with the chefs, ate in their
restaurants, made dishes from their
cookbooks, and worked together with them in
creating designs that expressed something
about the chefs and their shared values and