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Exhibition Details

Exhibition Name:

Modernist Cuisine

Description: This exhibition combines our natural fascination with food and science, appealing to science lovers, food aficionados, and photographers. Eighty-four large-format photographs, ten pieces of kitchen equipment cut in half, and ten minutes of high speed looping videos offer visitors a unique perspective on food. The exhibit also has a track record of bringing in a new audience -- fans of Myhrvold’s ground-breaking, critically acclaimed Modernist Cuisine books. Dr. Myhrvold and his team used techniques and equipment not often associated with food photography to illuminate the fascinating science at work in our kitchens. The dramatic wall-mounted photographs range in size, with many six feet wide and the largest prints spanning nine feet. To illustrate the fractal structures and mesmerizing color gradations of vitamin C crystals, for example, Myhrvold outfitted research microscopes with special filters that polarize the light. To convey the physics that propels and explodes a bursting kernel of popcorn, the team used a high-speed video camera to slow down the action by a factor of 200. To show exactly what food looks like as it cooks, the Modernist Cuisine team cut pots, equipment, and appliances in half. The exhibit includes ten of these artifacts and photos of them in use. The net result of Myhrvold and his team’s work is an unprecedented exhibit that shows the world of food from a whole new angle.
Category: Art
Primarily Consists Of: Photographic Images
Cost: Call for info.
Size: 2000 - 5,000 sq ft
Venue Length: 3-12 months
Availability: Summer 2017 and beyond
Special Requirements: Call for more detailed information.
Previous Venues:
Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Tech Museum, San Jose, CA
Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA
Food & Beverage Museum, New Orleans, LA
Organization: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
Contact: Debbie Donohue - Vice President of Exhibitions
Address: 2870 Peachtree Road #418, Atlanta, 30305 USA
Phone: 404-808-7578
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