Installation view, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art
Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
On loan from the collection of Dr. William P. Hood, Jr.
Non-Traditional Tools of the Table
January 8 - March 31, 2012
Since the nineteenth century designers have been breaking with tradition and producing contemporary dining tools. The Wiregrass Museum of Art celebrates this revolution with the presentation of a selection of work from the collection of Dr. William P. Hood, Jr.This exhibition will feature 330 pieces of flatware in 110 patterns. The examples were produced worldwide and examine changes over time in terms of decorative style, size and form, functional types, designers and materials and techniques. No matter the change, designers are constantly challenging our preconceived notion of how flatware should look, blurring the distinction between eating and serving implements.This exhibition was organized by the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
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