City Museum, Pavilhão Preto Gardens, Lisbon

June 21, 2010 - 4 pm


As a child I went to a lot of banquets. These were teetotal affairs – my father was a Lutheran minister. The Doxology (Praise God from whom all blessings flow…) was sung and quiet requested by tapping a coffee cup with a spoon. The photograph we have re-enacted is of the first open air banquet of the “Melon Hat Club” in Glendale, California. It was taken around 1930 – (during Prohibition).

Topics discussed at Banquet: Doubt, Eletricidade, Cadeira, Candles, Urso-polar, Methuselah, Ice, Avião, The Flute, Beijo, The Circus, Colagem, Arranha-céu, Lace, Ciclone tropical, Post-it note, Íman, The Piano, Linguagem, Conhecimento, Montanha, Vidro, Mamíferos, Calendário, Ice cream, Cotovelo, Aranhas, Cópia illegal, Queima das Fitas, Magica, and Pastéis de Nata.”