Richard J. S. Gutman
Curator, Author and Expert on All Things Diner

Curatorial

Richard Gutman has worked with museums since 1972, when his slide show, "Adam & Eve on a Raft: Food Preparation in Diners," was shown at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York City. This caught the attention of The New Yorker staff writer George  W. S. Trow, who featured Richard in one of his pieces in "The Talk of the Town."

After serving as guest curator at the Museum of Our National Heritage and Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, Richard was hired as director and curator of the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University, in Providence,
a position he held for eleven years.
American Diner

Museum of Our National Heritage
Lexington, Massachusetts
January 8-August 6 1995

Counter Culture: The Diner in American Life

Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts
Napa, California
May 26-October 2, 2006
Summer Camp

Museum of Our National Heritage
Lexington, Massachusetts
November 15, 1998-April 11, 1999

Stoddard's Stagecoach Tavern

Culinary Arts Museum
Providence, Rhode Island
March 1, 2004-February 27, 2017

Dripping with Color: The Art of the Fruit Crate Label

Culinary Arts Museum
Providence, Rhode Island
April 9, 2008-September 15, 2010
Harry's Whimsical World of
Kitchen Gadget Sculptures

Culinary Arts Museum
Providence, Rhode Island
July 27, 2006-December 22, 2007
Country Fair to Culinary Olympics

Culinary Arts Museum
Providence, Rhode Island
September 27, 2007-February 27, 2017