ENMU Hosting Smithsonian Exhibit, ‘Key Ingredients: America by Food’

PORTALES–A Smithsonian Exhibit at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will explore the connections between Americans and the food they produce, prepare and present on the table. Beginning Feb. 23 and running through April 4, the traveling “Key Ingredients: America by Food” will be at Eastern’s Golden Library and the Pecos Room in the Campus Union Building.

The exhibition, traveling to 150 venues, details how food shapes American culture and how the food industry and its technology have changed throughout history. 

All events are free and open to public. Guided tours are available everyday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. The exhibition will be open on Sundays from noon to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

The exhibit kicks off at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Golden Library. The afternoon will start with an opening ceremony, a reception, a quilt-themed show and various presentations about food.

During the exhibit there will be a “Kids’ Day” at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8 and several free movie nights with free popcorn, as well as a number of other events.

For more information, contact Merlene Olmsted at 575-562-2075 or merlene.olmsted@enmu.edu.