December 11, 2019 - January 3, 2021

About the Exhibition

Embodied Taste offers visitors an immersive exploration of food and how it moves—through our bodies and our world. From seed to harvest, food is vibrant matter that incorporates labor, memory, and community. This exhibition asks audiences to explore the collaborations, connections, and stories that are consumed every time you take a bite. Works on view include paintings, photographs, drawings, posters, food-related ephemera, porcelain dinnerware, and sounds that challenge our ideas and feelings about food.  

The exhibition was organized collaboratively by student curators enrolled in “Eat! An Exhibition Seminar at the Mead,” led by Amy Cox Hall (visiting assistant professor of anthropology, Amherst College) and Emily Potter-Ndiaye (Dwight and Kirsten Poler and Andrew W. Mellon Head of Education and Curator of Academic Programs, Mead Art Museum). 

Student Curators
Abner Aldarondo
Violet Bain
Charissa Doerr
Michael Gibson
Anaid Garcia
Mollie Hartenstein
Charity Hilliman
Sabrina Lin
Sara Near
Sydney Nelson
Jiwoo Park
Parker Richardson
Estevan Velez
Ingrid Shu
Kalley Wasson
DJ Williams

Due to the pandemic, the in-person installation of this exhibition will close on November 22, 2020. However, we're pleased to offer a virtual tour of this exhibition. Click here to view art up close, read wall labels, listen to audio recordings, and watch video clips from Embodied Taste.