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5 Reasons to Visit "Stocked" at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Any food-lover knows that every culinary creation must start somewhere, and that place is usually the grocery store. Now through September 1st, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is featuring "Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles," an exhibition that highlights the role of grocery stores in modern culture.

We met with Emily Stamey, curator of the exhibit, to learn about how "Stocked" came into being and what she hopes visitors will take from it. Stamey said that as the exhibit came into being, she was operating as "an art historian thinking about pop art from the 1960s." She combined this with her self-proclaimed "foodie" status, and set about discovering what contemporary art tells us about the food culture we live in. Since "Stocked" is undoubtedly worth a visit (or two or three...), here are five reasons why it belongs on your summer must-see list.

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Valerie Hoke
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