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R.K. Teetzel Lecture in Art or Architecture: Professor Alice Friedman, Wellesley College on "Poker Faces/Private Spaces: A New Look at Modern Houses"

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This lecture explores the ways in which the exterior walls of houses serve as boundaries, screens and skins on which both architects and viewers project meanings. Drawing on "Modern," vernacular, and historicist examples, the lecture considers cultural values, gender and sexuality, interrogating the meaning of transparency, both literal and figurative, and highlighting the ways in which private lives and non-conforming or queer households can be concealed behind the walls of "poker-faced" houses. 

Lecture: 4:30pm in UC 140
Reception to follow in UC 240