I was so pumped to learn Wayne Theibaud’s Boston Cremes and Pies, Pies, Pies were a part the Crocker Art Museum collection. And then I realized that Betty Crocker isn’t actually a real person — it’s named after the California Supreme Court Justice.
So while I had MY MOMENT of this being in the Betty Crocker Museum, I discovered Betty Crocker’s image is as boring as you’d think it’d be. As her image changed, artists reinvented the brunette, brownie-lovin’ broad to be
“a professional woman, approachable, friendly, competent and as comfortable in the boardroom as she is in the dining room.”