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January 28, 2009, 7:44 AM HST
* Updated January 28, 9:20 AM
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Posted by Wendy OSHER © 2009

KAHULUI-For the first time ever, Maui Community College will host an exhibition from the renowned Smithsonian Institution.  The traveling art exhibition entitled “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” examines the regional traditions and international influences of American cuisine, using artifacts, photographs and illustrations.  The exhibit is currently on display at the Lyman Museum in Hilo, but will travel to Maui beginning on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2009. 

“Key Ingredients” also looks beyond the home to the restaurants, diners, and celebrations that help build a sense of community through food. The exhibition’s Maui stop will also feature a display by The Sustainable Living Institute of Maui on food sustainability.

An interactive Web site,, has been developed in conjunction with the exhibition. The site invites people across the country to share their family recipes and food stories, learn about other food traditions and identify favorite small town eateries.

“Key Ingredients” will be open to the public from February 14th through April 11th in the Ka’a’ike building lobby on the Maui CC campus in Kahului. Public hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibition will be closed on Sunday. Admission is free.


Tours are also available for school and community groups. If you would like to set up a tour contact Dorothy Tolliver at [email protected].  General questions regarding the exhibition can be answered by calling 808-984-3500.


“Key Ingredients: America by Food” is a traveling exhibit developed by Museum on Main Street, a Smithsonian Institution production, and is sponsored locally by the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities.

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