House and Home Exhibit at the Cannon Art Gallery in Carlsbad

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Carlsbad's Cannon Art Gallery

Features "House and Home" Exhibition


The city-owned Walter D. Cannon Art Gallery at the Dove Library complex in South Carlsbad is a popular gallery offering multiple exhibits each year. 


Old For Sale Sign


The current exhibition, House and Home, was of particular interest to me…guess why?! House and Home is a traveling exhibit that has been adapted from an exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and focuses on the artistic, cultural, and social history of the America house and what transforms it into a home!


House and Home exhibit


In contrast to most art exhibits at the Cannon Art Gallery this one only shares a handful of actual paintings. House and Home provides a historic look at the different types of architecture and building methods in America through video, photos, artifacts and models…a focus on “the house.”


Paintings at the House and Home exhibit in Carlsbad


The American home over time comes alive in a broad range of photos, household objects (like the 1993 Mac shown below), and text, providing a picture of the various economic, social and cultural influences that have shaped the American lifestyle in all its diversity.


1993 computer


Lastly, House and Home exhibit portrays the historic role of the Federal government in housing practices, changes in the mortgage industry, the recent housing crisis, the Colonial period, the Oklahoma Land Rush, and the growth of the FHA in the 1930s and beyond.


Historical house and home photos


House and Home will run until October 23, 2016 with Family Open Studios on Saturday October 8 from 11 am until 2 pm in the Gallery Courtyard offering a free hands-on art making event for all.


Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am until 5 pm, and Sunday from 1 until 5pm. Call (760) 602-2021 for more information;


Cannon Art Gallery

1775 Dove Lane

Carlsbad, CA  92011

Comments (11)

Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi
The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi - Lodi, CA
The Nines Team in Lodi

Jeff ... The transformation of a noun into a verb .... or as you say  house into home .... it is the primal drive for many of us in this profession ... and what a wonderful way to see it visually ... thanks so much for sharing!

Oct 03, 2016 08:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff that is an interesting exhibit.  I would love to see it if it ever makes its way to CT

Oct 03, 2016 09:15 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler - I think I would enjoy seeing this very much.  I hope many people get a chance to see the exhibits!

Oct 03, 2016 09:20 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Hi Jeff, I would love to check out the Walter D. Cannon Art Gallery. A relaxing afternoon viewing interesting art work sounds great.

Oct 03, 2016 10:04 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That is a display that would definitely appeal to a very focused audience.  That for sale sign has seen better days

Oct 03, 2016 10:28 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi 

Thanks for stopping by. I think that's what made this so interesting as they explored all these issues over the many decades and how things have changed.  It wasn't at all what I expected and I spent about 45 minutes there looking at everything and reading.


Oct 03, 2016 10:43 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Jeff, sounds like a very interesting exhibit and one I think most agents would enjoy.

Oct 03, 2016 11:49 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Howdy Jeff, this looks to be a very interesting look back in time.  And as you note especially to those of us in the field.  Mark

Oct 03, 2016 06:51 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George Souto  - not sure where else it is traveling but it was a neat bit of history and obviously something near and dear to all of us here on AR!

Sheri Sperry - MCNE  - the gallery exhibits are pretty popular, and would be fun for kids to see, too


Oct 04, 2016 03:18 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Noah Seidenberg  - It's a well done gallery and I always enjoy the time there. Usually it's just a few minutes but this one held my attention quite bit more

Ed Silva  - yep it was in pretty bad shape. One of the old metal ones. I'm guessing it was over 50 years old


Oct 04, 2016 03:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Rebecca Gaujot, the Go To Realtor®  - it was very cool. I suspect it will get alot of interest from agents AND homeowners

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint  - definitely worth seeing


Oct 04, 2016 03:29 AM

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