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Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Pamela H. Simpson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

Teddy Roosevelt’s head sculpted from butter. The Liberty Bell replicated in oranges. The Sioux City Corn Palace of 1891 encased with corn, grains, and grasses and stretching for two city blocks—with ... More


Butter cows and butter ladies

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter provides an overview of the history of butter sculpture, beginning with Caroline Shawk Brooks’s exhibit of the bas-relief portrait of Dreaming Iolanthe at the Women’s Building at the ... More


Mrs. Brooks and President Roosevelt

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter considers the role of gender as it is embodied in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century butter sculpture. Caroline Brooks used butter as a means to circumvent nineteenth-century ... More


America’s World’s Fairs, 1893–1915

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter examines the role of cereal architecture, crop art, and butter sculpture at the major international expositions of Chicago in 1893, Buffalo in 1901, Saint Louis in 1904, and San ... More


An Ongoing Tradition

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter explores the history of corn and butter art into the second half of the twentieth century. It looks first at the work of the Dakota Sioux artist Oscar Howe at the Mitchell, South Dakota, ... More


Banquet Tables to Trophy Displays

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter provides an overview of the history of food art. It examines the history of turn-of-the-century corn palaces, crop art, and butter sculpture. It recounts the history of using food for ... More


Icons of Abundance

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0008
Subject:
Art, Art History

This concluding chapter focuses on three broader themes: democracy and providence; modernism and progress; and the concept of abundance. It argues that food art began on the tables of the wealthy, ... More


Cereal Architecture

Pamela H. Simpson

in Corn Palaces and Butter Queens: A History of Crop Art and Dairy Sculpture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676194
eISBN:
9781452947921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676194.003.0002
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter focuses on crop art and cereal architecture. Midwest was the center for cereal architecture, crop art, and butter sculpture. The chapter explores the creation of cereal architecture ... More


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