Fitness and food go hand in hand at the Wolfsonian-FIU this week as the museum unveils two new exhibits on Thursday, May 17. Examining the evolving image of the "physically active woman" in the early twentieth century, "Women in Motion: Fitness, Sport, and the Female Figure," encompasses international government propaganda, fitness paraphernalia, advertisements, and artistic works. FIU faculty members Laurie Shrage and Dionne Stephens guest curated the exhibit, which reflects on how images such as these influenced the feminist movement at the time.
Thursday night will also welcome "Modern Meals: Remaking American Foods From Farm to Kitchen," a similarly retrospective look at how the mass production of food from 1900 to post 1945 helped redefine America's dining experience. Guest curated by April Merleaux, the exhibit uses similar artifacts and visual interpretations to chronicle how Americans slowly embraced the conveniences of industrialization, while still saluting the everyday farmer, economic soundness, and family values.
Thursday's joint exhibition preview (7-9 p.m.) will feature an informal discussion, passed hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary cocktails. Admission is free for the FIU community and museum members and $10 for the general public. 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305-531-1001