House & Home

Jack. E. Boucher, Carson House. Eureka, California, 1960, Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey.

June 16 – August 11, 2017

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) proudly presents House & Home, June 16–August 11, 2017. On Friday, June 16, the Museum invites the public to its FREE grand opening event, beginning at 6:30 pm with a presentation by Professor Michael O’Brien.

O’Brien, a professor in the Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University, is an award winning architect, and has been recognized for his outstanding research, including a co-curatorship with the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. His fascinating talk will be followed by a reception and gallery viewing.

Nostalgic artifacts, photographs, domestic furnishings, building materials, film clips, and hands-on interactives on display give Museum visitors an overview of architecture styles and living patterns that have been featured in American homes over the years. Quotes, toys, and other graphic advertising materials prompt visitors to think about the different ideas embodied in the words “house” and “home.”
The exhibition also showcases domestic objects–from cooking utensils to telephones–and traces how household goods tell the stories of our family traditions, heritage, and the activity of daily living.

House & Home was made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station & the City of Bryan through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley and by NEH on the Road, a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has been adapted and is being toured by Mid-America Arts Alliance. House & Home was curated by Sarah Leavitt, Ph.D., Curator, National Building Museum, Washington, D.C., and organized by the National Building Museum in partnership with Mid-American Arts Alliance, Kansas City, MO.

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is open to visitors from Tuesday -Saturday, 10am-5pm. Admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; children 3 and under are free. For more information about this exhibit and other displays, events, programs and activities, please contact the Museum at 979-776-2195, visit us on the web at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org, or follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/brazosvalleymuseumofnaturalhistory.

 

Image: Jack. E. Boucher, Carson House. Eureka, California, 1960, Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey.

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to our Helping Hands for their generous support of House and Home

Platinum

Doug & Cheryl Pederson, Twin City Properties

Gold

Sue Lee
Chuck & Suzanne Moreau
Mitch & Donna Morehead
Barry & Ann Satterwhite

Silver

Denise Bermudez
City of Bryan, Mayor Andrew Nelson 

Bronze

Lucky B Bison
Irma Cauley
Royce & Mary Hickman
Carolyn Schroeder
Rod & Ellen Thornton

Many Thanks

Many Thanks for their generous support of the VIP Reception for House and Home

National Endowment for the Humanities

City of College Station

City of Bryan 

Arts Council of Brazos Valley

Admiral Catering, Mary and Wade Beckman

Post Oak Florist, Debbie & Keith Brooks

Action in Style Limo, Dan Linder

Planning Committee:
Sue Lee, Barbara Berry, Beverly Brown, Mary Beckman, Sue Futrell

Brazos Center Staff, Ashley & Company 

Setup & Contributions:
Rebecca Ingram, Ph.D.
Deborah Cowman, Ph.D.
Michael O'brien
Ruben Olague
Mary Ann Cusimano
Jason Hancock
Henry Mayo
Jessica Galindo
Lexi Portney
The Eagle
Copy Stop Print & Postal

Curation & Design of Exhibit:
Mid-America Arts Alliance
Sarah Leavitt, Ph.D.
National Building Museum