Here's your chance to tell the world all about that one family recipe that has shaped your childhood and beyond. The National Museum of Women in the Arts—in Washington, D.C.—is now accepting submissions for its upcoming "RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies and Rituals" exhibit. Set to open on January 18 and run through the end of 2021, the all-virtual show is part of the institution's Women, Arts and Social Change program.
"Reclamation seeks to have us all reconnect with ourselves, our ancestors and our food traditions. By cooking for ourselves and nourishing our loved ones, we reconnect to our heritage and also establish traditions for our communities," reads the exhibition's submission page. "We invite you and your family to submit a food memory of a recipe or remedy."
Officially, the exhibition aims to "re-contextualize the traditional role of women in providing sustenance and healing."
In addition to the various publicly sourced entries, the show will feature the work of nine different artists. "The exhibition centers around a kitchen table, the central domestic object for gatherings of family and friends," explains the museum. "Nine artists will activate their own kitchen tables, sharing photographs, videos and stories about how they use this domestic object. These intimate glimpses into the artists' homes simultaneously reveal a work of art and the process by which it is made."
To send in your own entry, visit the submissions page right here. You'll be asked to include a recipe title and serving amount information, plus ingredients, directions and a photo of the dish. You're also encouraged to include a family story to go along with the highlighted recipe.
So, will it be your grandma's Shepherd's pie or mom's lasagna recipe?
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