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Upcoming Events:

IMoDD Unforgettable Dinnerware Zoom Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Mid-Century Hostess Carafes: My Accidental Collection

Scott Hamblen

A retrospective and brief primer on an unintentional accumulation by Scott Hamblen.

An Ohio transplant by way of Louisiana and Texas, Scott Hamblen currently works for a local Cincinnati developer.  Most collectors of Mid-Century tabletopia know Scott for his passion in the pursuit of vintage bar and beverage wares, and way too much dinnerware.

Register for the event HERE and we will send you a link the day of the event.


Current Exhibition:

Glidden Pottery:
Unique Stoneware for the Mid-Century Table

A Special Exhibition by the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
at Gifts of Art Gallery, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan Taubman Health Center North 3D Gallery 
1500 Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
December 11, 2023 – March 1, 2024, 8 am – 8 pm
 

Link to the Glidden Pottery exhibition page


Recent Exhibitions:

State Plates

A Special Exhibition by the International Museum of Dinnerware Design
at Gifts of Art Gallery, Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan Taubman Health Center North 3D Gallery 
1500 Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
September 5 – December 1, 2023, 8 am – 8 pm
 

Link to the State Plates exhibition page



Entomophagous Dining (Eating Insects)

Fifth Biennial National Juried Exhibition
presented by
The International Museum of Dinnerware Design 
April 8 – August 26, 2023

An exhibition featuring artists and designers exploring how dining on insects (entomophagy) may be in our future, if not in our present.

Link to Entomophagous Dining On-Line Catalogue

Image: Janel Jacobson, Peeper & Mayfly, carved porcelain box, celadon glaze, Diam: 4.5”, 1992, IMoDD 2022.146, Museum Purchase.


Dining on Modernism

A special exhibition at 
Palm Springs Modernism Show
February 17-20, 2023
Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs CA
Presented as part of MODERNISM WEEK 2023

Link to On-Line Catalogue


New IMoDD Videos


 

Here is a sneak preview about IMoDD, in case you are not that familiar with what we have to offer.  This YouTube video was recorded in April 2021, and inspired the Unforgettable Dinnerware series.


 

Visit our Viktor Schreckengost Gallery

Featuring design drawings donated by the Schreckengost family.

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Virtual Exhibition opening December 21, 2021

We invited you to show us your wedding china.  See what we received, along with some of our favorites from the IMoDD permanent collection.

Visit the Exhibition…


Virtual Exhibition opening December 8, 2021

The International Museum of Dinnerware Design is getting out the special holiday dishes this year.

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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.

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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

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Breakfast
IMoDD’s Fourth Biennial Invitational and Juried Exhibition recently closed, but you can still experience it through the online catalogue …

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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.