Lecture | Michael Twitty on The Cooking Gene

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on June 18, 2014

After hearing Michael Twitty at this year’s ASECS conference in Williamsburg, I’ve become a big fan. He speaks this evening at the Yale Center for British Art in conjunction with New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas (14–28 June 2014). -CH

From YCBA:

Michael Twitty | The Cooking Gene: Tracing My African Story Through Food
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 18 June 2014

twitty1eFor African American culinary historian Michael W. Twitty, there was a hole in the history of American cooking as large as those in the stories of most African American families. Twitty traced his own family history along with that of Southern and American food using genetic research, historic interpretation, nature study, heirloom gardening, and interviews with contemporary food experts. His journey led him back to his family’s origins in West and Central Africa. Join him and grab a front-row seat in the debate over race and food in American life. This lecture is offered as part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

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Toward the end of the month, and also in conjunction with the Festival of Arts & Ideas, YCBA will host the premiere of the film Visual Literacy: Rethinking the Role of Art in Education:

Visual Literacy: Rethinking the Role of Art in Education 
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 28 June 2014

Please join us for the premiere screening of this thirty-five minute documentary. Produced by the Yale Center for British Art, the film focuses on the role art can play in teaching literacy and a unique partnership between the museum and local schools. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film’s director Lisa Molomot and producer Cyra Levenson.

Visit artidea.org for more Festival information.

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