Setting The Table

Wednesday, April 9th 2008, 10:43 am
By: News On 6

Staying home for dinner is the centerpiece of a new exhibit at Bartlesville's Price Tower Arts Center

The center in downtown Bartlesville has on display "Setting the Table: Designs in Mid-Century Dinnerware."

Price Tower Arts Center curator Scott Perkins says the exhibit may bring back some memories. 

"It's a look at dinnerware from 1940 to about 1970," said curator Scott Perkins.  "After World War 2 there was a lot of relief in general, in our culture and our society and a lot of that went into how we arraigned our homes. And particularly in dining we got a little more casual, we weren't clustered around a dining table every night, dinner was being served buffet style or on the patio or picnic table or in front of the TV on TV trays." 

Many of the delightful dishes and colorful glasses you may recognize from your granny's cupboard and you may be inspired to start collecting them as many have already. 

"We curated this exhibition really from a humanities standpoint rather than art standpoint, so we really were approaching dinnerware as artifacts from our culture," Scott Perkins said. 

If you want to see the exhibit, visit Bartlesville's Price Tower and you may soon be setting your table in the new, old style. 

The exhibit runs through August 3.

By Chris Howell, Video Journalist. Find more of his stories in our Web Exclusives section.