This thesis exhibit project "Punch Pourin’ and Plate Passin’: The Changing Domestic Roles of American Middle Class Women" will illustrate the e… Read More
This thesis exhibit project "Punch Pourin’ and Plate Passin’: The Changing Domestic Roles of American Middle Class Women" will illustrate the evolution of domestic norm since the end of World War II. By using the home, as lenses to observe change the exhibit will connect to the audience by showing how the depiction of women and the home has changed as a reflection of the greater American society. By attending this exhibition intergenerational understanding and respect can be gained through the process of looking at other generation iconic images of women and domesticity/home. The home is the common experience that connects everyone that visits the exhibit.
The visitor will confront social and political issues centered on women in the home through the observation of consumer products and popular culture. Overall this exhibit will show women at the vanguard of domesticity: creatively contributing to the homes adaptation while speaking to specific generations values. The exhibit will nurture intergenerational understanding and respect and evoke a sense of nostalgia from visitors who experienced many of the pop culture pieces first hand and encourage understanding through of the changing domestic patterns from generations that are not their own. Read Less