Fabulous Flatware: Non-traditional Tools of the Table
June 23 - September 16, 2012
Drawn primarily from the collection of William P. Hood, M.D. of Dothan, Alabama, Fabulous Flatware: Non-Traditional Tools of the Table demonstrates the creativity and unique designs brought to flatware—the implements used for eating and serving food.
Showcasing both historical and contemporary flatware patterns drawn from around the world, this exhibition will highlight changes in tableware from 1898 to 2011 in terms of style, size and form, functional types, designers and producers, and materials and techniques. Grouped into themes, the settings demonstrate the functional yet sometimes unconventional and quirky tools of the table.
Dr. Hood has been collecting flatware for over 25 years. His collection demonstrates the creativity and unique designs brought to flatware—the implements used for eating and serving food. Often taken for granted, despite daily use, flatware patterns incorporate a range of shapes and motifs. The exhibition reveals the exciting blend of practical and imaginative solutions designers and producers used in terms of style, size and form, functional types, and materials and techniques. Place settings of dinnerware and glassware in various patterns augment the wonderfully diverse flatware to capture the ways Americans set their tables.
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