Recipes passed down through the generations are no less than heirlooms, and they can now find a spot in a museum. The National Museum of Women in the Arts would like to feature your family’s recipes in an upcoming exhibition.
The museum in Washington D.C.–exclusively dedicated to women artists–is accepting submissions for a virtual exhibition titled “RECLAMATION: Recipes, Remedies and Rituals”, which is slated to be held from 18 January to the end of the year. Participants are encouraged to share their recipes, as well as photos of the dish, the stories behind it or the person behind it, and any anecdotes through an online form.
“RECLAMATION seeks to have us all reconnect with ourselves, our ancestors, and our food traditions,” the site reads. “By cooking for ourselves and nourishing our loved ones, we reconnect to our heritage and also establish traditions for our communities.”
The recipes will feature at the interactive exhibition alongside the works of nine interdisciplinary artists. They include chefs Jenny Dorsey and Lauren Von Der Pool; multi-hyphenate dancers Sharayna Ashanti Christmas and Djassi DaCosta Johnson; community artist Aletheia Hyun-Jin Shin; interdisciplinary artists Tsedaye Makonnen and Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz; and textile designer Maggie Pate. The exhibition revolves around the dinner table, where family and friends share some of the most memorable moments. These artists will share videos, photographs and stories of how they use the dinner table.
Submit your recipes here.