African/American: Making the Nation’s Table

African/American: Making the Nation’s Table

Presented in partnership with the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)

Public Opening – Postponed due to COVID-19

 

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MOFAD is offering reduced admission to Harlem residents as part of its Community Membership Initiative, made possible by a generous grant from Judith Gibbons and Francesco Scattone. The online application for this membership will become available on MOFAD’s website in mid-March.

 
African/American: Making the Nation’s Table celebrates the countless Black farmers, chefs, and food and drink producers who have laid the foundation for American food culture. The exhibition provides long-overdue recognition to over 400 years of contributions from African Americans and people of African descent. 
 
Enjoy chef-designed tastings, a musical playlist by Questlove, stunning artifacts, immersive virtual reality experiences, and the historic Ebony Magazine Test Kitchen.
 
Join us as we break bread, share stories, and connect with one another in the country’s first major exhibition celebrating African American contributions to American cuisine.
 
Exhibit Highlights
  • The Legacy Quilt – a stunning, handmade quilt composed of 400 blocks, each one representing one contribution to American cuisine

 

  • The Ebony Magazine Test Kitchen – restored and made viewable to the public for the first time, accompanied by a ‘70s soundtrack curated by Questlove

 

  • Shoebox Lunch Tasting – a capstone experience with recipes contributed by Carla Hall, Kwame Onwuachi, Edouardo Jordan, Tanya Holland, Chris Scott, and Adrienne Cheatham

 

  • African/American Virtual Reality Theater – taking visitors on an immersive journey to discover the stories of African American food and drink producers

 

School Groups

Reservations for school group visits are now being accepted. Students will encounter stories of some of the African American inventors, farmers, chefs, brewers, and entrepreneurs who have built our national culinary identity. K-12 school groups will be scheduled Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 10:00 and 11:00 am.  School visits will last from 60 to 75 minutes. All groups will receive an educator-guided tour. A culminating activity or a tasting can be added for an extra fee. Reserve your spot this week!

 
Call for Docents

If you love food and drink, customer service, or interpreting artifacts this is the perfect opportunity for you. Sign up here to volunteer for the nation’s first major exhibition celebrating Black contributions to American cuisine!

 

MOFAD is now offering reduced admission to Harlem residents as part of its Community Membership Initiative, made possible by a generous grant from Judith Gibbons and Francesco Scattone. The online application for this membership will become available on MOFAD’s website in mid-March.

 

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