This traveling exhibition is being produced by Flying Fish in collaboration with the Napa Valley Museum, under rights granted by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and Schlesinger
Library, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, and is generously supported by Oceania Cruises.
Julia Child’s insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove and communicate how to make delicious food. Learning to cook empowered Julia and she in turn empowered others, profoundly transforming American cuisine and food culture.
Interactive The French Chef studio kitchen and dining room
La Couronne restaurant immersive experience
Larger-than-life Mastering the Art of French Cooking book projection
Vignette of 1960s television
“Dear Julia” participatory response interactive
Convert a recipe from metric to imperial measurements
Photo Ops throughout the exhibition
Key Exhibition Themes
Julia’s Persistence and Tenacity
Overcoming challenges and embracing failure. Throughout her life, especially in a male-dominated culinary industry, Julia faced many obstacles. However, through her perseverance, Julia found success and enjoyment in her career.
A Lust for Life
Going boldly where curiosity takes you. When Julia’s spark was lit, whether for adventure or for education, she found joy in the experiences that life led her to.
Being unapologetic and true to yourself. In a period when the expectations of women’s domestic responsibilities were clearly defined, Julia broke the mold of society to follow her dreams.
Relying on and supporting good team members. While Julia was a self-made culinary icon, she never failed to recognize and appreciate her family, friends, and colleagues as integral supporters of her career.