Drinking, Dining, and Developing Community: a Study of 10 Objects at NOMA

A dramatic installation in Café NOMA displays over 90 objects from the museum’s collection related to food and dining cultures around the world.

All of these objects communicate how people gather to eat or drink. Whether they be used by an individual or a group, the objects explored here are all examples of the ways in which form and design lead to participation in various societal events.

Laura Ochoa Rincon, Decorative Arts Trust Curatorial Fellow

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