Guests at the VIP preview for the Mint Museum Uptowns new exhibit, F.O.O.D. (Food, Objects, Objectives, Design), were asked to wear spicy but tasteful attire to the recent celebration.
Hillary Cooper, the museums director of communications and media relations, came up with a clever and fun accessory: a 15 karat necklace made from 15 fresh carrots. Stylish guest Deidre Grubb perfectly captured the theme in her Moschino Cheap and Chic jacket decorated with knives, forks and spoons.
The exhibit is on view through July 7 and focuses on modern and contemporary objects either handmade or mass produced that are used to prepare, cook or present food. It includes 300 pieces organized by the Mint and the research center FoodCultura in Barcelona, Spain.
As a nod to the exhibits Barcelona connection, guests dined on Spanish inspired food, and a spread of vegetarian fare from the restaurant Fern.
Johnson & Wales University students made two cakes that were such works of art including one that used fondant to create a cascade of fruits and vegetables that they are still on display at the museum.