Dell and Collins at The Strand
ORIGINS OF TASTE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CULINARY AND ARTISTIC DISCOVERIES
Farnsworth Director of Education Roger Dell and Dr. Keith Collins present a lecture series at the Strand Theatre on Wednesdays, November 6 and 13.
Lecture 1—Bon Appétit! Food Goes Global
The November 6 lecture will explore the many food products of the New World that the European discoverers brought back to the Old World. Although certain foods were not immediately used by a large portion of the European population, eventually they became the mainstays of countries like France, Italy, and Ireland, to name a few. How the nutritional content of tomatoes, potatoes, yams, and corn impacted the health of Europeans and how these vegetables were depicted in art will be illustrated in the lecture.
Lecture 2—Salud! A History of Drink
The November 13 lecture will examine wide array of beverages from the Neolithic Period to the present. An outline of the history of beer (Egypt), wine (Greece), coffee (Africa), and tea (India/China) will be traced, and their respective impact on their countries of origin will be detailed in color illustrations. The dietary and health aspects of these beverages will be considered, as well how these drinks were celebrated in the arts.
- Presenters: Roger Dell and Keith Collins
- Wednesdays, November 6 and 13, 2013
- The Strand Theatre, Rockland
- Individual lectures: $12 for Camden Conference and Farnsworth members, $16 for nonmembers, $6 for college and university students. Free for middle and high school aged students.
- Series reservations: $20 for Camden Conference and Farnsworth members, $26 for nonmembers, $10 for college and university students.
- Advanced registration through the Farnsworth Art Museum website or call their Education Department at 207-596-0949. Tickets are also available at the door.
This two-part lecture series is a special community event being cosponsored by the Camden Conference and the Farnsworth Art Museum, in anticipation of the 27th Annual Camden Conference: The Global Politics of Food and Water, February 21-23, 2014.
The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world affairs through year-round community events, public and student engagement, and an annual weekend conference. For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org, email [email protected], or call 207-236-1034.