The Age of Elegance

On Display through Spring 2018.

From the mid-1800s to World War I, fine dining and drinking were forms of art in America.  The unfolding of history through menus, ephemera, and artifacts reveals the story of American intelligentsia, art, and class.  See the romance and nostalgia of fine dining in past times through its menus and ephemera.  The story that unfolds in both predictable and surprising.

This is based primarily, but not exclusively, on the menu and ephemera collection of Jeffrey Pogash.