Join us for an inspiring journey into art, history, and autumn flavors influenced by our vibrant market community. We will embark on a sensory journey through the Bethlehem Farmers Market, a local, producer-only market brought to you by Lehigh University's Office of Sustainability, where the autumn season is on full display through seasonal produce and handmade goods. Farmers markets play a vital role in supporting local businesses and bringing communities together through fresh healthy ingredients and sustainable goods. Discover some of the artists featured in the exhibition Bodies of Knowledge at Lehigh University Art Galleries, and how the fusion of culinary and art experiences enhance community well-being and connection.
This event was held on October 12, 2023.
Taste of Art weaves culture and history together by pairing cuisine and recipes from the local SouthSide Bethlehem community with works of art from LUAG’s permanent collection. Through interactive lectures, DIY- at-home tastings, storytelling, and discussion, individuals of all ages and backgrounds will experience the intersection of art, cultural heritage, and cuisine. Interactive lectures and cooking demos are offered in partnership with Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites: Cooking Art History.
Maite Gomez-Rejón is the founder of ArtBites. She has dedicated her career to exploring the nexus of art and culinary history through lectures, cooking classes, and tastings presented in museums across the country and through videos on her YouTube channel – ArtBites: Cooking Art History. Maite has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. She has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine, and interviewed on KCRW's Good Food and NPR's Splendid Table. She is also a contributor to Life & Thyme, Eaten Magazine, Gastro Obscura, and other publications. Her essay, “Mexico's Early Cookbooks,” appears in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. For more information visit artbites.net.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, American Rescue Plan for Museums and Libraries.
Image: Lou Stoumen. Farmers Market, Bethlehem, PA. Gelatin silver print, 1939. Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA.