Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Staging the Table in Europe 1500–1800

05/18/2023 - 05/25/2023
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Staging the Table in Europe 1500–1800 provides a window into the culinary spectacles created during Europe’s early modern period. The exhibition explores the dining customs and practices of the time through gloriously illustrated books used by servants in the wealthiest households. The manuals include instructions for carving meats, fishes, and fruits and folding napkins into elaborate sculptural forms. Images from the books are displayed alongside the material culture of the table: rarely seen table linens and carving knives and forks made of precious materials. Together, these words, pictures, and things provide a glimpse of the ephemeral world of the early modern table.

Register here

Learn more at https://www.bgc.bard.edu/exhibitions/exhibitions/109/n-a.


05/18/2023 - 05/25/2023
11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST


Bard Graduate Center
18 West 86th St.
New York, NY 10024 United States
Event Format
Live (indoor)
Event Type
Open to Public
Design Discipline
Product Design