Cooking for Community: A Deep (Pre) American History

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This is event is being held online. After registering, connection information will be emailed to you.

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PAFA Members: Free. Also free for Penn Museum Members.
Abby King
A Farwell Feast… painting by Willie Birch, 1988

Join PAFA's Manager of Pre-College and Teacher Programs, archeologist Susannah Fishman, and Assistant Director of Adult Programming Abby King for a conversation with Dr. Meg Kassabaum of the University of Pennsylvania on how feasts and food are essential to socializing in all time periods.

Right now many people are finding solace through cooking while simultaneously distancing from those they'd break bread with. Compare feasting in pre-contact America to depictions of feasting in art from PAFA’s collection. We will dive into what is universal and what is specific about creating community through food. Bring your dinner or favorite food stories to share through Zoom!