Culinary Arts Museum – Johnson & Wales University
Mr. Potato Head created by Hasbro, a Rhode Island based company. Rhode Island held a Mr. Potato Head Campaign.
“Mr. Potato Head™ was selected by tourism officials to be “spokespud” for its Rhode Island – The Birthplace of Fun!” promotion due to his status as the internationally beloved icon of fun.As 47 giant, six-foot tall Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head™ statues – each uniquely designed by a Rhode Island artist – “sprouted up” across Rhode Island’s scenic landscape, a national advertising campaign encouraged travelers to come to Rhode Island on a “spud search” and “planted the seed” that RI is the ideal location for fun-filled family vacations.”
Twenty-four of those statues still remain today.