at the Museum on Main Street, 500 N Main, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Open Weekends 12 - 4 pm and by appointment
Opening Reception 5 p.m., Friday, December 6
Plastic Chow Chow Train, 1940s.
Whetting Your Appetite
...reveals 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 fine art that references dining and a bit of kitsch thrown in for good measure.
University of Michigan Wedgwood Dinnerware
on loan from Marilyn Servis McLennan
Setting the Table
Something for everybody -- "celebrity" place settings ranging from Liberace's hand cut Moser glass along side Henry Ford's "vagabond" camping dishes, with University of Michigan Wedgwood, Titanic remembrances, along side dinnerware by designers for industry who became celebrities because of their dinnerware -- Eva Zeisel, Russel Wright, Viktor Schreckengost, Frederick Hurten Rhead, and others.
Pete Scherzer, 2013.
Getting a Snack
Luncheon snack sets were the rage in the U.S. in the 1940s-50s. Vintage snack sets will be juxtaposed with those from leading contemporary artists who were invited to participate and whose art is still warm from the kiln.