"Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate" was an exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2016-2017. Since the DIA can't let us have such great experiences this year, and I miss art museums desperately, I'm taking this opportunity to repeat some of my material about the exhibit (post here).
|A coffee grinder that once belonged to Madame de Pompadour.|
|A porcelain sultan riding an elephant, and a little Turkish coffee cup.|
A bust of Joseph Addison whose newspaper, I learned, was one of the
encouraging English people to consume coffee.
|"The Strong Family," (1732, detail showing tea table)|
|The exhibit included several wall-sized maps showing coffee, tea, and chocolate production areas.|
|An amazing Sèvres tea and coffee service (1842-43)|