Experience “The Art of Dining” beginning September 8

Aug 29, 2017

Happy Birthday by Julie K. Gray

The Art of Dining opens at Historic New England’s Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center on September 8, 2017.

The new exhibition features six different installations from regional artists Suzanne Pretty, Julie K. Gray, Adriane Herman, Tinka Pritchett, Jo Hatlevig, Diane Stradling, Rachael Eastman, John David O’Shaughnessy, and Mickey McGarrity. An interactive display allows families to create their own table setting.

Site Manager Marilyn Keith Daly said, “From morning coffee to a formal dinner party, food and the rituals surrounding it are at once universal and intimate, can create kinship and alienation, and reflect the greater stories of our lives.”

An artists’ reception is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public. The Art of Dining is on view through February 17, 2018. For more information on programs at Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, call 207-384-2454 or visit HistoricNewEngland.org.