University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Register for bite sIzed art history class at the Wellness Center

Join us as we explore the symbolism and rituals associated with food depicted in Western art. This class will feature a discussion of paintings throughout history that depict the symbolism, customs and rituals associated with food and dining. Topics include allegorical representations of consumption and modern interpretations of food in consumer culture. Each discussion will be followed by hands-on preparation of delicious, creative recipes inspired by the art explored in class.

Topics will include: “Vanitas Delicacies” (July 24), and “Temptations” (July 31).

This class will be led by Nicole Derenne, whoteaches art history in the Department of Art and Design. For the past 10 years, she has taught classes on Modern Art, Feminist Art, Non-Western Art and surveys of art history from the ancient world to the present. Derenne also enjoys preparing healthy, delicious and creative recipes for her family.

To register, go to

Class fee is $10 per class. Wellness Center membership is not required.

-- Karina Wittmann, Health and Wellness, 777.0769,

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