As of February 27, 2017, the museum is permanently closed to the public. The university is digitizing the museum’s holdings for research and can be viewed on our Collections page.

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Photography, in all its various forms, is a portal into the past and a vision for the future. People, places and events come to life and teach us about our social interactions with food. The photo of a neighborhood store might lead one to question mega supermarkets. Likewise a photo of a farmer’s produce stand would remind us that eating local is not a new fad.