The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibit

A new way to look at food

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine: The Exhibition illuminates the fascinating, accessible science at work every day in our kitchens. We have selected 100 photos taken over the last seven years, with many presented at a width of over six feet!


Something for everyone

Photography lovers will appreciate the technical skill used to construct each image. Food lovers of all ages will salivate over the arresting images, and the curious will revel in the scientific insights that accompany many of the photos.

The beauty of science

Since childhood, Nathan Myhrvold has had a passion for both photography and food. When writing Modernist Cuisine and Modernist Cuisine at Home, he knew the science content alone would fail to captivate audiences, so he chose to enhance the text by including a vast array of stunning images. An added benefit to this was ending up with a stockpile of photos, many of which required new photographic methods never before used in food photography. After wrapping up the production of Modernist Cuisine at Home, we decided the photos deserved to be showcased on their own. This exhibit will allow you to see images of food in a whole new way, at sizes that even the gargantuan The Photography of Modernist Cuisine can’t capture.

See the exhibit in Seattle

The exhibit premieres at Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington, on Saturday, October 26, 2013, and will run through Monday, February 17, 2014.

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
October 26, 2013, through February 17, 2014
View hours and buy tickets here

Where is the exhibit going next?

Beginning in February, the photography show will travel to other cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago. It will also travel outside the U.S., but we are still finalizing venues. Check back here, subscribe to our e-mail list, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. If you have a venue where you would like to carry the exhibit, please e-mail

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Press Kit

Download high-resolution exhibit photos and a fact sheet here. For press inquiries, please email

Download the Press Kit

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Exhibit Partner

Pacific Science Center inspires a lifelong interest in science, math, and technology, so we are naturally thrilled the exhibit is premiering at this innovative institution.

Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center