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The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Museum Events

October 24, 2021 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Fitting for the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S., The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation offers something for every palette. Join us on the exhibition's opening day for food-inspired art and festivities.

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October 28, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. (Virtual) A chicken with the outline of a bikini browned onto its crispy skin sticks its legs into the air. A woman's naked body is labeled with the names for meat cuts. A plump pig with lipstick and an apron is serving BBQ. Carol Adams' Sexual Politics of Meat (1990) has shown how often meat is sexualized in modern advertising visuals. In these images, both women and animals are depicted as commodities for consumption by men. How do gender and sexuality factor into expectations around eating? And if meat is code for sex, then what about plants? Let's find out how the sausage is made in this talk about sex, food, and interspecies relations.

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November 9, 2021 @ 5:30 p.m. This is an in-person event held at the UAMA. Seating will be distanced and limited; please arrive early!

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November 18, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. (Virtual) Be sure to bring an appetite for this month's round of Virtual Art Trivia Happy Hour. In honor of the exhibition The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation, all of the works featured will be food themed.

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December 1, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. (Virtual) The local food movement aspires to create close associations between consumers, communities, and the peoples and lands that produce the foods they eat. Drawing on over five years of ethnographic research, the speakers will consider how the value propositions underlying local food are and are not being conveyed through visual narratives. Pieces from the collection will be used to illustrate the unmet promise of integrating visual analogies and metaphors into local food marketing strategies.  

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December 8, 2021 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Virtual) What does it mean to write about food as a queer person? This question will guide us as we read food poetry and flash nonfiction by trans and queer authors, then write our own short pieces. Come prepared with paper, something to write with, and a willingness to learn from one another.

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December 9, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. (Virtual) Pour your favorite beverage and prepare your favorite snack, then join us on Zoom for Virtual Art Trivia Happy Hour!

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