Opening Reception at the Epsten Gallery Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 2pm – 4pm.
THE DINING ROOM PROJECT is a collaborative project initiated by the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art (KCJMCA) for its Museum Without Walls program and in celebration of its 20th Anniversary. THE DINING ROOM PROJECT: ART, FOOD, & THE RITUAL OF EATING opens March 20 through May 15, 2011 at the Epsten Gallery / 5500 W 123rd Street, OPKS. The purpose of the project is to provide a series of forums in which to consider our multifaceted relationship with food.
As a component of this project, Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project will host THE DINING ROOM PROJECT (A POTLUCK SMÖRGÅSBORD), (opening March 18 through May 7, 2011 at the Paragraph Gallery / 23 E 12th Street, KCMO) a seven week research- and event-based project to include a series of gatherings, talks, discussions, screenings, meals, interactions, happenings, and more. A catalog/cookbook produced by KCJMCA, will document the whole project and feature recipes and texts by artists, curators, and food writers.
Image: Julie Blackmon, Dinner Party, 2005. Courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL.