Current Exhibitions

The Dinnerware Museum: a Place at the Table
A Gifts of Art Invitational Exhibition
University of Michigan Health System
Gifts of Art Gallery – Cancer Center Elevator Alcove, Level 2
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI January 7 through 2015

A special exhibition at Zingerman's Coffee Company & ZingTrain
3723 & 3728 Plaza Dr, Ann Arbor, MI
January 26 - April 10, 2015

Upcoming Events

Time for Dinner
Front Porch Studio
1219 Traver St
Ann Arbor, MI
May 8-9, 2015

Recent Publicity

American Craft - Tabletop Issue February-March 2014.

Voices - Chicago Sun-Times blogs.
October 31, 2013

Chicago Sun-Times
October 30, 2013

November 2, 2013

Inside the Artist's Kitchen
November 8, 2013

Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2013

Ann Arbor Observer April 23, 2013
April 26, 2013

Lucy Ann Lance Show, 1290 WLBY
April 30,2013

WDIV Channel 4
May 3, 2013



The Collection

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The Dinnerware Museum celebrates a significant aspect of our daily lives. The permanent collection features international dinnerware from ancient to futuristic times; created from ceramic, glass, plastic, metal, lacquer, fiber, paper, wood and more.

The collection and related special exhibitions reveal a refreshing approach - featuring masterpieces of the tabletop genre created by contemporary artists, as well as notable historic dinnerware by the leading designers for industry, juxtaposed with an uncommon focus on non-functional fine art that references dining and a bit of kitsch thrown in for good measure.

Here's the only museum in the world devoted exclusively to dinnerware, making new memories for every visitor. The Ann Arbor-based Dinnerware Museum brings enough dinnerware to each special exhibition to whet your appetite.

The Dinnerware Museum, through its collections, exhibitions and educational programming, provides a window on our material culture, norms and attitudes towards food and dining. A delight for collectors, foodies, and visitors worldwide, the Dinnerware Museum has been described as creating a dream museum one place setting at a time.