"In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV."

Erma Bombeck 

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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The museum has a diverse collection of advertising pieces. Some of the companies are familiar and still in business today while others are more obscure. Their colors, content and form speak to the decades in which they were created and foster a sense of nostalgia for culinary delights from the past.