Diving into the Tantalizing Well of the Sea
an article by IMoDD Director Margaret Carney’s appeared in The Chicago FoodCultura Clarion, Issue 4, November 2021.
Colorful California Dinnerware
A special exhibition at Gifts of Art Gallery, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan, Taubman Health Center North 3D Gallery
September 7 – December 3, 2021
IMoDD’s Fourth Biennial Invitational and Juried Exhibition recently closed, but you can still experience it through the online catalogue …
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design was established in 2012 with the knowledge that dining is a shared experience that can bridge together different communities. We support all those standing up against the historic inequality and institutionalized racism experienced in the Black community. In solidarity, IMoDD, its board, and its staff continue to amplify equity, diversity, and inclusion and call our community to action with us in this commitment to change.
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design was established in 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We are a charitable 501(c)(3) organization holding pop-up exhibitions until we get a bricks and mortar facility. The International Museum of Dinnerware Design has a curated collection of over 9000 objects.
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design 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 IMoDD brings enough dinnerware to each special exhibition to whet your appetite.
IMoDD, 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, IMoDD has been described as creating a dream museum one place setting at a time.