Now that sugary treats and fatty snacks are being banished everywhere from Playland Amusement Park's vending machines to the local school cafeteria, candy - the unhealthy confection that has become public enemy No. 1 in the fight against childhood obesity - has taken up residence in a safe enough place: the halls of museums where visitors can look but not partake.
"I WANT Candy: The Sweet Stuff in American Art," a new exhibit at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, puts the forbidden confections front and center with oil paintings, watercolors and sculptures of candies, cakes and doughnuts. The exhibit runs through Sept. 2 and features, appropriately enough, a contemporary Marie Antoinette of "Let them eat cake" fame in a delicious oil painting by Will Cotton called "Candy Curls." [Source link.]