Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth by Andrea Caluori



Kienny Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies (650 East Pleasant Street)

June 18 - September 30, 2022, the Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies showcases Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth, an artist exhibit that explores connections across the Center’s rare book collection of early modern agricultural and husbandry manuals and contemporary cultures of farming today. The exhibit explores how myth and historical memory shape relationships between humans, animals, and plants, and thereby foster ideas of earthly terroir.

Eight original prints created from hand-carved linoleum blocks, accompanied by six books published between 1600-1750, form the centerpiece of the exhibit. Influenced by her experience as both a farmer and printmaker, Caluori describes her work as “an attempt to capture a feeling that exists somewhere between memory and myth,” and to “create a sense of place that goes beyond the borders of terroir in mapping … the personal moments that define taste, past and present.”

The opening reception for Mapping Terroir: Memory & Myth is Saturday, June 18 from 12-4pm. It is free and open to the public. All are welcome to view the exhibit and explore the Center’s kitchen garden, apple orchard, and meadows. Free parking is available at 650 E. Pleasant Street, Amherst MA 01002.