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Bittersweet Beverages and History Comes To Detroit Institute of Arts

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Image credit: Tea and Coffee Service, 1842–1843, DIA

Bittersweet Coffee, Tea & Chocolate examines the social and cultural implications of these beverages.

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The Detroit Institute of Arts has a new exhibition opening Sunday, November 20, 2016. Bittersweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate is comprised of nearly 70 works of art focused on the cultural implications of these beverages throughout history. Melanie Parker is the Interpretive Planner for the exhibition. Yao-Fen You is the curator. She says aside from the objects on display, the social revolution caused by coffee, tea and chocolate is one of the most interesting aspects of the exhibition. 

Anna Sysling, Reporter, Producer and WDET’s Weekend Edition Anchor

Lifelong resident of Metro Detroit and a huge public radio nerd. I work in Production and Programming at WDET.

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