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February 16, 2017

NYC-ARTS to Unwrap the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) in February

NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN’s weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of New York City. For the next two weeks, on February 16 and February 23, News Correspondent Christina Ha will bring viewers the news from the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), New York’s first museum with exhibits visitors can actually eat, located in Brooklyn.

MOFAD advances public understanding of the culture, history, science, production, and commerce of food and drink.

Co-hosted by New York Emmy Award winners Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn, with events around town reported by Ha, NYC-ARTS showcases both world-renowned and local, community-based arts organizations. The program airs on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN and is also available to stream on NYC-ARTS.org on Friday mornings. Encore presentations generally follow on Sundays at 12 noon on THIRTEEN; Sundays at 3 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. on WLIW21; and Sundays at 8:30 p.m. on NJTV.

Along with updates on the various cultural events happening around town, Ha takes viewers inside MOFAD’s “CHOW: Making the Chinese American Restaurant” exhibition with insights from the museum’s executive director, Peter J. Kim.

“CHOW” features 200 curated historical artifacts, a colorful timeline of menus from 1910 to 2016, and photography by Daniel Krieger. Exhibition highlights include Project Fortune, which encourages a global audience to customize good will fortunes dispensed from a working 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine, Chow Culinary Studio, where visitors can learn culinary techniques and sample chef-designed dishes, and Curtain of Many, which uses 7,250 takeout boxes to represent the nation’s 50,000 Chinese American restaurants. “CHOW” is on view on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 2017.

MOFAD will also be the subject of a longer, more in-depth, curator’s choice segment in a future installment of NYC-ARTS.

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