A Banquet Scene with Hormuz, Iran, detail

The Art of Dining

Food Culture in the Islamic World

September 22, 2024 – January 5, 2025

Free with general admission

*General museum admission is FREE for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.

The Art of Dining: Food Culture in the Islamic World brings together more than 200 works from the Middle East, Egypt, Central and South Asia, and beyond to explore connections between art and cuisine from ancient times to the present day. Paintings of elaborate feasts, sumptuous vessels for food and drink, and historical cookbooks show how culinary cultures have thrived in the Islamic world for centuries. Highlighting the relationship of these works to preparing, serving, and enjoying food, the exhibition engages multiple senses and invites us to appreciate the pleasures of sharing a meal.