Curatorial Projects

2015 Curatorial Project NOURISH at the Napa Valley Museum

2015 Curatorial Project NOURISH at the Napa Valley Museum

NOURISH, is a multi-faceted exhibition that examines the intersection of dining, hospitality and art from Napa Valley to the global community. This show presented a unique chance to think about the way we relate to food and dining through the lens of art history and visual culture. Hosted by the Napa Valley Museum September 19 - November 29, 2015.

NOURISH features work by artists who address food, dining and service in their creative output, including Kathy Aoki, Gale Antokal, Nikki Ballere Callnan (NBC Pottery), Sue Bradford, Will Callnan III (NBC Pottery), Heather Capen, Zoe Crosher, Richard Diebenkorn, Kim Dingle, Caitlin Williams Freeman, Liz Hickok, Paul Kirchner, Catherine Maize, Robb McDonough, Debbie Miller, Deborah Oropallo, Lucy Puls, Gideon Rubin, Meg Smith, Mark Stock, Wayne Thiebaud, Chris Thorson, Michael Tompkins, Nancy Willis, Bijan Yashar, and Katherine Vetna. In addition, NOURISH presented monotypes created by Napa Valley chefs, and drawings by Alinea’s renowned chef Grant Achatz as well as a live video stream from the kitchen of Trois Étoiles in Paris, France.

Discrepancy: Living Between War and Peace

“Discrepancy: Living Between War and Peace,” was curated by Nancy Willis for the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, CA. On view August 5 - October 30, 2011, the show involved twenty-three artists and three writers, as well as veterans in the Pathway Home project, who created personal reflections on the impact of the catastrophic collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers and ongoing wars in the Middle East.

Related articles:

The Napa Valley Museum explores the art of living between war and peace (Napa Valley Register, August 3, 2011)

Impacts of Sept. 11 and aftermath (St. Helena Star, Aug 18, 2011)