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Special Exhibit

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

Jan. 28, 2012 – June 10, 2012

Based on the book of the same title by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, this exhibit explores food traditions around the world through photographs of ten families at home, at the market, and surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries. Additional content examines a myriad of food issues in the 21st century, from sustainable farming to cultural survival.

Augmenting Hungry Planet is a related display, Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound, developed by guest curators Warren King George, Muckleshoot/Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Historian/Traditionalist and Elizabeth M. Swanaset, Nooksack/Cowichan/Laq'a:mel Tribes, Cultural/Traditional Foods Specialist in partnership with the Burke Museum. Salish Bounty connects archaeological and historical research about 5000 years of tribal diets in the Puget Sound area to current efforts to revitalize Native food traditions.

Hungry Planet is toured by the Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota.

Photo © Peter Menzel