Hard to Swallow: The Racist Messages Behind American Images of Fruit

Part of the At the Table Speaker Series, University of Arizona Museum of Art. Though fun to depict and view, early American representations of fruit had darker consequences and perpetuated cruel, racist stereotypes about the people who produced and consumed it in the US. This book talk with Shana Klein will bring together the disciplines of Art History and Food Studies to reveal how pictures of fruit struck the nerve of the nation’s most heated debates over labor, race and citizenship. Click here for more information. 



5:30 p.m. Feb. 24, 2022