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

“At the Table” Speaker Series | The Gastronomic Avant-Garde


January 20, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m. (Virtual)

From feasts, fairs and Futurism, to Pop, festivals and food activism, this “At the Table” talk with Dr. Paul Ivey will provide us all with food for thought by highlighting the relationships between food, art and culture. He will chew the fat on the visual art of food and the aesthetics of cuisine, providing as examples a smorgasbord of modern and contemporary artworks that will leave the gourmand museum-goer hungry for more.

Dr. Paul Ivey teaches Modern and Contemporary Art.  He researches the built environments and compounds of alternative and esoteric American religions and communal groups. He is author of Radiance from Halcyon, A Utopian Experiment in Religion and Science, concerning a turn of the twentieth century theosophical intentional community on California’s Central Coast, and Prayers in Stone:  Christian Science Architecture in the United States, 1894 – 1930.

This talk is presented in conjunction with The Art of Food exhibition.


This virtual lecture is presented live via Zoom, and those who register will be emailed a link to join. The online “waiting room” opens at 4:30 p.m., and the lecture begins at  5:00 p.m. (AZ local time). Participants can submit questions via the chat feature. This program will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook.