One of the most exciting initiatives on the Mizzou campus this year is the Food and Society Series. As part of the Mizzou Advantage strategic initiative, the Food and Society Series, entitled “Eat, Think, and Be Wary”, will be discussing and creating awareness about food—what we eat, how we eat it, how our food is procured, and the future of our food. Food poses fundamental challenges to human existence both at the most basic and at the highest levels of human consciousness. Art captures and crystallizes those challenges, inspiring discussion, debate, and action.
The Museum of Art and Archaeology has teamed with the Food and Society Series to create an “Art of Food” theme tour reflecting various societies’ views on food, spanning cultures, time periods, and geographic regions. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting a series of blogs by first-year Art History & Archaeology M.A. student Kim Nochi featuring the artworks in the “Art of Food” them tour. Check back regularly to see what’s on our menu of food for thought!