ART: The Design of Dining

Ever wonder how your ancestors ate their food? You can find out this summer at New York City's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. On display from May 5 to Oct. 29 will be "Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005." The exhibition will explore the evolution of Western dining and culinary culture from the Renaissance to the present by showcasing more than 300 pieces of historical and contemporary cutlery from the institution's collection, like the 1966 French place setting above, as well as from the Tiffany Archives. The show will examine how etiquette trends, new materials and the somewhat...

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