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Photo from last year's Summer Solstice PartyMark the start of summer at the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s Summer Solstice Party Friday, June 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

There’s plenty to celebrate in addition to the start of summer: UNCG’s Weatherspoon was just listed in “18 Hidden Gems Around The World That You Need To Visit” by Buzzfeed.com.

At the party, see the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s latest exhibition, Food for Thought. Plus there will be activities for all ages – and food and drink for purchase.

The party marks the opening of the exhibition,  which will be on view June 21 – Aug. 24. The evening will include a project by the Los Angeles artist duo, Fallen Fruit (David Burns and Austin Young), who have created a specialty cocktail made with local fruit. Music, family activities, food trucks, cash bar (7-9 p.m.) and refreshments will be available. Select galleries open until 9:30 p.m.

The Food for Thought exhibition explores the use of food as a conceptual and formal tool in contemporary art. From monumental paintings of jelly donuts to highly aestheticized photographs of leftovers, the works in this exhibition reveal how artists transport the art historical tradition of still life painting into new territory by using food to explore contemporary issues and social concerns.

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