From America’s earliest decades, artists have continually turned to the subject of food as a means of celebrating and critiquing issues of politics, race, class, gender, economics, and tracing the development of American identity. This Terra Foundation-supported exhibition, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, surveys works by a broad range of artists including Raphaelle Peale, Lily Martin Spencer, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Norman Rockwell, Claes Oldenburg, and Andy Warhol. Among the featured works will be two examples from the Terra Foundation collection: Robert Spear Dunning’s Harvest of Cherries (1866) and Stuart Davis’s Super Table (1925). To complement the paintings on view, the exhibition will also highlight decorative objects related to the American table from the 18th–20th centuries.
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