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The Art of Food visits the Asheville Art Museum

Works from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein are on the menu.


The exhibit at Tucson’s University of Arizona Museum of Art.

Photo via Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Talk about a moveable feast. This month, the Asheville Art Museum welcomes a cornucopia of food-themed drawings, paintings, sculptures, and other artwork as part of “The Art of Food” traveling exhibit. The show opens Friday, June 16 and runs through Sunday, October 22.

Through more than 100 artworks, the exhibit seeks to explore the various roles food plays in our daily lives — as a source of pleasure, a reason for gathering, and as a reflection of social ideologies and divisions.

Highlights of the exhibit include pieces from Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, as well as a thought-provoking series from Damien Hurst, a sizable installation by David Hockney, and a buffet of other works from 30+ contemporary artists.

Want an expert’s take on the menu? Check out one of several public tours taking place now through October. The first one is slated for Sunday, June 18 from 2 to 3 p.m.

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