A Smithsonian exhibition about American food traditions
AH hosted the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Key Ingredients: America By Food, in Arizona from October 2010 through August 2011.
Key Ingredients provided an entertaining and informative look at our country’s diverse regional cooking and eating traditions, and explored how culture, ethnicity, landscape, and tradition influence foods and flavors we enjoy across the nation.
AH selected six rural organizations to host Key Ingredients for six weeks each, and helped them develop exhibits and programs that connected their local stories to themes in the national exhibition.
Key Ingredients in Arizona Host Sites
- Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center & Museum, Topawa
- International Sonoran Desert Alliance at the Curley School, Ajo
- Gila County Historical Society Museum, Globe
- Oracle Historical Society and Acadia Ranch Museum, Oracle
- Nohwike’ Bagowa Museum, White Mountain Apache Tribe, Fort Apache
- Payson Public Library, Payson
Key Ingredients in Arizona Partners
Thank you our Key Ingredients project partners: the Arizona Commission on the Arts, which provided each Host Site with a $1,000 grant for arts activities; Tucson Meet Yourself, which hosted the southern and central Arizona Host Sites in a special Key Ingredients Pavilion; and the Arizona Office of Tourism, which placed Key Ingredients rack cards at their visitors centers statewide.