Feast! The Art of Playing with Your Food (Oct. 13, 2013- Oct. 2014) is the latest in a series of museum-wide thematic exhibitions designed to help visitors think, play and create. Feast! will feature art installations created by sixteen important local, regional and national artists tasked with creating unique ways to engage the imagination and demonstrate the many ways in which the artists have been inspired by food in their work. The installations focus on many timely topics and fun applications of food themes, including sustainability, health, agriculture, family heritage, community and the environment. Through this exhibition families will be able to engage in large scale art installations that include a sound kitchen, a jumpy modeled after giant fruits, building blocks made of mushrooms and much more.
This wonderful organization nourishes young minds, provides innovative hands-on learning opportunities, and transforms important social and environmental issues into inspiring exhibits. Feast! will invite visitors to celebrate food and explore how it is grown, its connection to community and family traditions, sustainability and the environment through visually impactful and interactive art installations. In an era where the nation’s poor nutritional practices have reached dangerous proportions, the importance of this conversation cannot be underestimated. For this reason, we are proud to have The New Children’s Museum and its exhibition Feast! The Art of Playing with Your Food as our Cause of the Quarter.
Please take a moment to SUPPORT their Campaign to make this worthy exhibition a reality!
SAVE THE DATES!
- VIP Preview Dinner on October 10, 2013
- 6th Annual New Children’s Museum Benefit on October 12, 2013
- FEAST! opens to the public on Target Free Second Sunday, October 13, 2013 (free admission 12:00pm–6:00pm).
Did You Know?
- A poor diet can increase the risk for lung, esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and prostate cancers.9
- Individuals who eat fast food one or more times per week are at increased risk for weight gain, overweight, and obesity.1
- Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages can result in weight gain, overweight, and obesity.1
- Undernutrition can negatively affect overall health, cognitive development, and school performance.10-12
- Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years.1, 2
- In 2010, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese.1
- Obesity is associated with increased risk for many types of cancer, including cancer of the breast, colon, endometrium, esophagus, kidney, pancreas, gall bladder, thyroid, ovary, cervix, and prostate, as well as multiple myeloma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma.15
(Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)