Instructor: Abigail Van Slyck
Dates: Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, Dec. 9 & Dec. 16 (Thursdays from 10 AM – 12 PM)
Held virtually on Zoom
Gap week for Thanksgiving
Fee: $125 members / $150 non- members
For many people around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has involved spending more time at home than ever before and, in some cases, struggling to work and home-school children in rooms originally designed for other purposes. It has been a potent reminder that domestic space has changed—and continues to change—over time. This class will explore this historical variability, with particular attention to the Anglo-American world from the 17th through the 20th centuries. Each session will focus on the spaces used for a different set of activities: cooking and eating; sleeping and bathing; socializing; and parenting.
Advanced reservations are required. Please contact the Department of Learning & Engagement at 860.443.2545 x 2128 or email Eileen Donovan.
Unable to attend the live classes? Email Eileen Donovan to enquire about a recorded course package.
About Abigail Van Slyck
Abigail Van Slyck is the Dayton Professor Emerita of Art History and Architectural Studies at Connecticut College, where she taught a range of courses on American architecture. She is the author of books on Carnegie libraries and children’s summer camps and is currently studying elite playhouses and architecture’s role in the reproduction of privilege. In 2006, Van Slyck spearheaded the exhibition “Commerce and Culture: Architecture and Society on New London’s State Street” at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum. The exhibition documented the architectural and social development of New London’s major commercial avenue.