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Reclamation: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals

A resource guide to the exhibition Reclamation: Recipes, Remedies, and Rituals at the National Museum of Women in the Arts


Croizat-Glazer, Yassana. "Moving Feasts and Still Lifes: Food, Art, and Women in History." A Women's Thing, July 3, 2020.

Cunningham, Erin. "An Artist Explores the Complicated Relationship Between Women and Food." Daily Beast, July 12, 2017.

Engberg, Juliana. "Breadline: Women and Food." Artlink, Dec 1999.

Epps, Philomena. “8 Women Who Turned Food into Feminist Art.Artsy, Dec 30, 2016.

Goodman, Emily Elizabeth. “Feeding Feminism: Food and Gender Ideology in American Women’s Art,1960-1979.” Diss., University of California, San Diego, 2016.

Hutcherson, Aaron. "For the Culture magazine celebrates Black women in food. Finally.The Washington Post, Jan 22, 2021.

Mills, Melinda Anne. "'Cooking with Love': Food, Gender, and Power." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2010.

Mishan, Ligaya. "These Artists Are Creating Work That's About, and Made From, Food.The New York Times Style Magazine, Nov 29, 2018.

THE RECIPES PROJECT: Food, Magic, Art, Science, and Medicine

West, Kevin. "Will Work With Food.Surface, Dec 8, 2017.


  Oxford Handbook of Food History

  Jeffrey M. Pilcher

  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2017

 Foodculture: tasting identities and geographies in art

 Barbara Fischer

 Toronto: YYZ Books, 1999

Performance artists talking in the eighties: Sex, food, money/fame, ritual/death 

Linda M. Montano

Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000

Art, culture and cuisine: ancient and medieval gastronomy

Phyllis Pray Bober

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999

American food

Julie Bozzi

San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1992

Sweet tooth

Sarah Tanguy

Napa: COPIA, The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts in association with Marquand Books, 2002

Women of taste: a collaboration celebrating quilt artists and chefs

Edited by Jen Bilik

Lafayette, California: C & T Publishers, 1999

Active ingredients 

Edited by Doreen Schmid

Napa: COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, 2001

Niqiliurniq : a cookbook from Igloolik

Micah Arreak, Anie Desilets, Lucy Kappianag, Glenda Kripanik and Kanadaise Uyarasuk

Iqaluit, Nunavut : Inhabit Media, 2020


The woman suffrage cookbook

Edited by Mrs. Hattie A. Burr



Pieces from the NMWA Collection


Clara Peeters, Still Life of Fish and Cat, after 1620. Oil on panel, 13 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. 


Jiha Moon, Lady in K-Garden, 2017. Porcelain, underglaze and glaze, with takeout box packaging, 2 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.


Monika E. de Vries Gohlke, Citrus aurantifolia, 2008. Etching and aquatint with hand coloring in acrylic on paper, 10 7/8 x 9 in.


Gabriele Munter, Breakfast of the Birds, 1934. Oil on board, 18 x 21 3/4 in.


Doris Lee, Untitled (Fruit), ca. 1960s. Serigraph on paper. 


M.L. Van Nice, Dinner with Mr. Dewey, 2002. Mixed media, 32 x 42 x 20 in.