Drinking, even more than eating, is essential for human life. The basic need for liquid refreshment underlies concepts of cooperation and hospitality: we work together to secure sources of water, we share drinks, and we create social rituals of imbibing that bind us together.
The various containers that hold these liquids—bottles, teacups, beer steins, and communal drinking bowls—reflect distinct social and cultural traditions. In this exhibition drawn from the Fleming’s collections, visitors can explore the ways that humans shape and share the beverages they drink, from forming the vessels to efforts to transform ourselves and our experiences.
Exhibition overview from museum website