Al Dente: The Saucy History of Tomatoes

  • June 15, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Museum of Design Atlanta

    1315 Peachtree Street Northeast
    Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Ticket Price $15.00 This event is now over

In-Person at MODA

It’s hard to imagine pasta without tomatoes, but did you know that tomatoes were once considered poisonous? Or that it took over 200 years from the first time tomatoes appeared in Italy to when tomatoes finally found their way into a pasta sauce? Tomatoes have a long, misunderstood history, one full of myths, legends, and even deaths! Who knew a fruit (or is it a vegetable?) could be so controversial? Join us for a guided tour of Al Dente as we explore the saucy history of tomatoes! 

‌About the Exhibition

Al Dente: The Design of Pasta explores the many ways in which the processes of making, cooking, and eating pasta serve as acts of design. It showcases an array of pasta shapes — each created to maximize flavor, texture, and nutritional value — and the tools used to make them. Also addressed are the impacts of industrialization on pasta design, pasta’s promotion to consumers through graphic arts, the future of pasta in our era of 3D and 4D printing, and contemporary efforts to create new pasta shapes.


Cancellation Policy

MODA reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment requirements are not met, but don't worry: should MODA have to cancel, we will gladly issue a full refund to all registrants.

If you need to cancel your plans for any reason, we kindly request that you notify us at least 7 days prior to the event start. By doing so, we can process a refund for the ticket cost (minus a small processing fee).

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made less than 7 days before an event.‌

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 15, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Venue Details

Museum of Design Atlanta

1315 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30309 Museum of Design Atlanta
Museum of Design Atlanta

The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is the only museum in the Southeastern United States exclusively dedicated to the study of design. Our exhibitions feature various design industries and showcase the power of design to inspire change, transform lives, and make the world a better place! Located in the heart of the Midtown Arts District, MODA is a community hub for all things design including design conversations, hands-on workshops, youth programs, and more!

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