Current Exhibitions

The Dinnerware Museum: a Place at the Table
A Gifts of Art Invitational Exhibition
University of Michigan Health System
Gifts of Art Gallery – Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI January 7 through 2015

Upcoming Events

Delicious Dishes
Riverside Arts Center
76 North Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Aug 6-29, 2015

Thirst Quenchers
Ann Arbor District Library
343 South 5th Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
January - February 2016

Cake
The Museum on Main Street
500 N Main St
Ann Arbor, Michigan
April to August 2016

Recent Publicity

The Toledo Blade
May 17, 2015

 

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The Dinnerware Museum celebrates a significant aspect of our daily lives. The permanent collection features international dinnerware from ancient to futuristic times; created from ceramic, glass, plastic, metal, lacquer, fiber, paper, wood and more.

The collection and related special exhibitions reveal a refreshing approach - featuring masterpieces of the tabletop genre created by contemporary artists, as well as notable historic dinnerware by the leading designers for industry, juxtaposed with an uncommon focus on non-functional fine art that references dining and a bit of kitsch thrown in for good measure.

Here's the only museum in the world devoted exclusively to dinnerware, making new memories for every visitor. The Ann Arbor-based Dinnerware Museum brings enough dinnerware to each special exhibition to whet your appetite.

The Dinnerware Museum, through its collections, exhibitions and educational programming, provides a window on our material culture, norms and attitudes towards food and dining. A delight for collectors, foodies, and visitors worldwide, the Dinnerware Museum has been described as creating a dream museum one place setting at a time.