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Sep 22
Oct 23

Daniel George: Marrow

Daniel George: Marrow

Presented by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art

Marrow examines the culinary and cultural heritage of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These stereotypical recipes capture the values, cultures, and traditions of a particular people, living in a specific region in the Western United States, sometimes dubbed the “Mormon Corridor” or (in The Atlantic) the “Jell-O Belt.” Here, George recreates and photographs dishes from Ward (the name of a congregation) Cookbooks showing food functioning as folk art.

Despite the inherent thrift of highly processed pantry-staple ingredients, the brightly colored collective dishes, set within particularly idiosyncratic Mormon architectural places, harken back to the 1960s, Relief Society meetings (the LDS women’s organization), and emphasize homemaking, resourcefulness, self-reliance, and creativity in service of usefulness, practicality, and the larger community. A la Jared Hess’s Napoleon Dynamite or filmmaker Wes Anderson’s use of quirky overhead shots, the dishes–unique, eccentric, and full of distinct personality–stand in for the unseen and invisible hands that produced them.

Admission Info

Admission to the museum is free, with a suggested $8 donation

Phone: 8013284201

Email: communications@utahmoca.org

Individual Dates & Times *

  • September 22, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • September 23, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • September 24, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • September 29, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • September 30, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 01, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 02, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 06, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 07, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 08, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 09, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 13, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 14, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 15, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 16, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)
  • October 20, 2021 at 11:00 am (Wed)
  • October 21, 2021 at 11:00 am (Thu)
  • October 22, 2021 at 11:00 am (Fri)
  • October 23, 2021 at 11:00 am (Sat)

Location Info

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
20 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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