What’s New:

IMoDD has moved!

We are very excited to announce that IMoDD has moved to its new location at 524 Broadway in Kingston, New York.  We are getting settled into out new home and hope to be open to the public later this summer. For several years, it has been our goal to a find permanent home for IMoDD’s exhibitions and storage of our substantial collection. And now it has happened! Kingston is a thriving arts community and located in the beautiful Hudson Valley — not too far from the homes and studios of noted ceramic designers Russel Wright and Eva Zeisel.

Thank you to everyone for your generous support during our relocation!

We have moved to New York but we still need your help.

We have exciting news! After twelve years of pop-up exhibits, IMoDD has moved to a permanent home in Kingston, New York. And we need your help! Please take a look at our GoFundMe campaign that will help support this move.



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 that recently moved into its first bricks-and-mortar facility in Kingston, New York after holding pop-up exhibitions for several years. 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 Kingston-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.