The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University will be permanently closed to the public as of February 27, 2017. The university is digitizing the museum’s holdings for research and can be viewed on our Collections page.

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On View

Permanent and temporary exhibitions fill 25,000 square feet of gallery space. Casual viewers will spend at least an hour, but real foodies will need a day to digest what's on display. You can imagine a trip along the paved roads of the Roman Empire, or the dirt back roads of New England in the early 20th century. Along the way, you might stop for a "bite" at the hot dog wagon, have a "drink" at the Art Deco bar, "down" cocktails on the First Class Deck of the Queen Mary, or you can even get in the kitchen of the Little Chef Diner and "whip up" a California burger and fries.

The Winning Team

Country Fair to
Culinary Olympics

Cooking competitions, as viewed through the prism of fairs and expositions.

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Roman Vessel 

Culinary Beginnings

This gallery highlights some of the tools and implements used centuries ago.

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Food On The Move 2

Food On The Move

The exhibit explores the traditions of feeding travelers.

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Julia Child's 80th Birthday coat

Gallery of Chefs

The history of the chef, including display of celebrity chefs, famous alumni, and Distinguished Visiting Chefs.

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Kitchen Stoves

Kitchen Stoves

Following a time line, trace the development of cooking in America.

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Restaurant Branding

Restaurant Branding

Explore identity in advertising

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Roughing It Entry

Roughing It: Fare of the Wilderness

An exhibit about safety and survival in the wilderness - with a focus on cooking, of course!

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Stoddard's Stagecoach Tavern

Stoddard's
Stagecoach Tavern

Visitors can step back in time into an 1833 tavern.

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soda checks at the desk

 

Sweet Success

A selection of items found in our collection, highlighting three successful businesses.

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White House Vignettes

White House Vignettes

Presidential history in culinary terms

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