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November 2013
Art and Appetite:
American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine

Opens November 12
Feast your eyes on the rich tradition of food and drink in American art with over 100 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 18th through the 20th century and discover how American artists have used depictions of food to both celebrate and critique everything from the national diet to society and politics.
William Grimes: The Fruited Plain—Food and the American Imagination
November 15 at 6:00
William Grimes, New York Times food critic
Lecture: Blood and Poetry—
Artemisia Gentileschi’s Painted Heroines

November 21 at 6:00
Jesse Locker, Portland State University
Wreathing of the Lions
November 29 at 10:00
Hot chocolate, live music, and drop-in art making for all ages
More events
focus: Monika Baer
Open now through January 26
When the Greeks Ruled Egypt
Opens October 31
Ugo Rondinone: we run through a desert on burning feet, all of us are glowing our faces look twisted.
Opens October 31
More events
Open Something Greater
November 29–January 8
Passion, inspiration, creativity, wonder—these are just a few of the experiences you’ll discover in your Art Institute stocking this holiday season. Along with our most beloved seasonal programming, we’ll also be unveiling some of the works new to the museum this year, including the spectacular Neapolitan crèche, a stunning drawing by Van Gogh, and newly decorated Thorne Miniature Rooms. Join us to unwrap these and all the gifts the museum has for you this season.
Member Previews: Art and Appetite
November 9–11
Become a member today and get the first taste of this eagerly anticipated exhibition at one of three member preview days. Members also enjoy early access to the exhibition every weekend at 10:00 a.m. with Member Weekend Mornings. Don’t miss out—join today!
Member Double Discount Week
November 4–10
Members save 20% in the museum’s shops and restaurants for a whole week. That goes for online shopping at too. Join now to save!
Give Artfully This Holiday
November 1–30
Free shipping on online orders of $75 or more makes it easier than ever! Just enter promotion code EN23.
A Taste of Art and Appetite
November 12–January 27
The museum’s restaurants—Terzo Piano, Museum Café, and Caffè Moderno—are taking their cue from


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