Lunchtime: The History of Science on the School Food Tray

This upcoming temporary exhibition offers a novel historical perspective on efforts to feed children in U.S. schools.

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Opens September 27, 2024
Hach Gallery

Lunchtime: The History of Science on the School Food Tray explores how science and technology have influenced—and been influenced by— cultural and political conversations on social welfare, children’s health, and poverty.

On view from September 2024 through August 2025, this exhibition offers a novel historical perspective on efforts to feed children in U.S. schools.

Major support for Lunchtime provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

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Exhibition Opening

Friday, September 27, 2024
5pm–8pm
Curator talk with reception to follow

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About The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage is a multidisciplinary grantmaker and hub for knowledge-sharing, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, dedicated to fostering a vibrant cultural community in Greater Philadelphia. The Center invests in ambitious, imaginative, and catalytic work that showcases the region’s cultural vitality and enhances public life, and engages in an exchange of ideas concerning artistic and interpretive practice with a broad network of cultural practitioners and leaders.

Featured image: Kindergarten children eating a school meal in Philadelphia, from School Feeding: Its History and Practice at Home and Abroad, 1913.

The Institute’s Hach Gallery is named in memory of Clifford C. Hach through the generosity of his wife, Kathryn C. “Kitty” Hach-Darrow (1922–2020). In the 1940s, the married chemists cofounded the Hach Chemical Company, which became a leading producer of water-testing reagents and instruments.

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