Visiting Committee for European Sculpture
and Decorative Arts
VCESDA Eating the Edifice
Saturday, February 04, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Marvin & Betty Danto Lecture Hall
Eating the EdificeLecture by Ivan Day
Historian of Historic Food and Museums and Country House Consultant
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2 p.m.
In this illustrated lecture, renowned British food historian Ivan Day outlines the evolution of sugar sculpture and other forms of table art from the Renaissance to the 18th century. Beginning with gilded sugar coins distributed at 15th-century Italian wedding feasts and continuing on to papal displays of sugar sculpture, he introduces the materials, equipment and methods used by past masters of such edible ephemera.
DIA Marvin and Betty Danto Lecture Hall—5200 Woodward Avenue—Detroit, MI 48202. Enter through the John R entrance.
Image Credit: Martin Campbell – Grasmere, UK