Foodtober: Mind Over Matter: Food Symbolism in Netherlandish Art, 10/21

Met Image Jan Steen (Dutch, Leiden, 1626-79) ca. 1663-64, The Dissolute Household

Join YAANY for a private after-hours tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, examining food symbolism in Netherlandish art.

Mundane objects, including both prepared foods and their raw ingredients often placed in contemporary settings, frequently carried symbolic meanings of a religious, didactic, and moralizing content in Netherlandish paintings from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Two curators from the European Paintings Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Maryan Ainsworth and Walter Liedtke, will lead the group through the Met’s galleries to explain the subtexts of these paintings.

Your ticket price includes the entrance fee to the museum and a small donation for our Foodtober beneficiaries.

Foodtober is a month of activities and events celebrating and examining our connection to food. Foodtober is organized by the Yale Alumni Association of New York, connecting Yalies with each other and our communities. All net proceeds from this event benefit the Yale Sustainable Food Project and Just Food.

This event has an extremely limited number of tickets. Please purchase your ticket now to assure your spot.

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