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Exhibiting Domesticity: Modernism and Reform in the American Kitchen at Mid-Century

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 4:30pm

Mann Library, Stern Seminar Room 160
Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Join us for a lecture by Juliana Rowen Barton, the 2017 Dean's Fellowship recipient in the History of Home Economics in the College of Human Ecology.

She will examine the kitchen as the site of domestic debates about modernism, technology, taste, and identity in the mid-twentieth century, and talk about its role as an agent of progression and regression in American culture.

Juliana Rowen Barton is a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in modern architecture and design. Her work has been recognized with support from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is currently the Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she has co-curated “Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey” (2018) with Kathryn Bloom Hiesinger.

This event is cosponsored by Mann Library, the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, and the College of Human Ecology.

Refreshments served.

Event Type

Lecture, Presentation


College of Human Ecology, Cornell University Library, Mann Library


che, history, home economics, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, human ecology, cashum


Contact E-Mail

Contact Name

Lynn Bertoia

Contact Phone

(607) 255-5406


Juliana Barton

Disability Access Information

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact as soon as possible.

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Free and open to all

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