Friday, March 18th to Saturday, May 7th, 2011
Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project is pleased to partner with the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art (KCJMCA) to present The Dining Room Project, a multifaceted project serving as a platform for the exploration of issues of hunger, sustenance, consumption, public health, sustainability, cultural symbolism within various traditions, and food and the meal’s usefulness as vehicle for communication and creative expression.
As a partner and collaborator on this project, Charlotte Street’s Paragraph gallery (an Urban Culture Project venue) will be transformed into a site for research, installations, conversations, and a diverse range of activities, events, performances, presentations, and meals. This Dining Room Project: Potluck Smorgasbord begins with an opening reception on March 18, 6-9pm, featuring several one-time-only offerings. In addition, it will serve as a collection site for Harvesters.
New programming will be featured every week, including off-site tours, dinners, and excursions. Click here for a full schedule (in progress), and watch for updates as well as new documentation of activities each week.
The KCJMCA Espten Gallery at Village Shalom’s exhibition, The Dining Room Project: Art, Food, and the Ritual of Eating open Sunday, March 20, 2-4pm. A catalog/cookbook produced by KCJMCA will document the whole project and feature recipes and texts by artists, curators, and food writers.
Read this press release for more about the whole project.
For photos of the event, check out our flickr.