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Chef Nathalie Dupree to speak at Georgia Museum of Art

Nathalie Dupree

The Georgia Museum of Art will host a free lecture and book signing by chef Nathalie Dupree in conjunction with the exhibition John Baeder on July 19 at 5:30 p.m.

Dupree’s work focuses on American Southern cuisine. She has written 11 cookbooks, which have sold more than half a million copies, including Nathalie Dupree’s Shrimp and Grits and the James Beard Award-winner Nathalie Dupree’s Southern Memories. She has appeared on more than 300 national television shows and specials on such networks as PBS, TLC and the Food Network.

“We are looking forward to Nathalie Dupree’s lecture,” said Carissa DiCindio, curator of education at the museum, whose department organized the event. “Her extensive knowledge of Southern food and culture will illuminate a facet of the exhibition.” 

Dupree earned an advanced certificate from the Cordon Bleu cooking school in London. She currently lives in Charleston, S.C., and writes for The Post and Courier as well as Charleston Magazine and other publications.

John Baeder is best known for his photorealistic paintings of mid-century diners, and his work shows his lifelong fascination with roadside structures and American foodways. The exhibition includes three groupings of his work in a different medium: photography. The artist’s black-and-white photographs of Atlanta from a single day in 1963, his photographs of handmade street signs taken more than 30 years ago and photographs from the exhibition John Baeder’s American Roadside, organized by the Thomas Paul Gallery in Los Angeles, create a variegated image of roadside America. The Baeder exhibition closes July 22.

A summer reception featuring the exhibitions John Baeder; Southern Folk Art from the Permanent Collection; Prints and Drawings by Gerald L. Brockhurst from the Daniel and Rosalyn Jacobs Collection; Dürer and His Legacy; Remixing History: Manolo Valdés; and Defiant Beauty: The Work of Chakaia Booker will follow Dupree’s lecture at 6:30 p.m. The reception, which includes light refreshments, is free and open to the public.