A new design exhibit at Milner Library highlights the work of students from the Wonsook Kim School of Art to bring cultural understanding with food.

FOOD for THOUGHT: Understanding Cultural Identity and Heritage Through Food will be on display February 11 through March 16 on the second floor of Milner Library.

FOOD for THOUGHT is the result of an Art 315 class where students focused on cultural identity design

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Excerpt from the poster for the Food for Thought exhibit.

projects. Professor of Graphic Design Archana Shekara asked students to create information design posters about one dish from their ancestral country and trace the food’s history, ingredients, and relevance.

“Through conversations with their family, students discovered the significance of the food they had long taken for granted,” said Shekara. “Each poster expresses the artist’s unique cultural background. FOOD for THOUGHT invites audiences to celebrate different heritages through diverse cuisine.”

For additional information on FOOD for THOUGHT or the opening reception, contact Shekara at ashekar@ilstu.edu or Milner Library Director of Communication Erin Link at ellink@ilstu.edu.


About Milner Library Exhibits Program

Milner Library’s Exhibits Program provides a platform for campus and community partners to host and present diverse works of art, science, and culture. Milner Library pursues informative, interactive, and educational programs that support the University’s educational mission and reflect our vibrant community. For more information, visit https://library.illinoisstate.edu/exhibits/.

If you need an accommodation to fully participate in any events, please contact Erin Link. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.