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Black Interiors: Adorning the Home

Adorning the Home

Looking into the images of homes on display in this exhibit, the living room as a presentational or performative space and the role of women in maintaining our homes feature prominently. This section of the exhibit explores the dynamics of how we see ourselves in the home, and how we protect the home from intruders.  

Ware Hall Dormitory Lounge

Ware Hall Dormitory Lounge, circa 1950

Ware Hall Dormitory Lounge, circa 1950, AU Photographs

African American Art & Aesthetics

Supplemental Questions

  1. What role did women play in the making of a home and attempts to obtain the American Dream?