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.
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!
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.”
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.
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.
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;
1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011