The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery, located in the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College, invites the public to visit its ongoing exhibit “Domestic Space,” through January 3, 2020 during regular gallery hours.
What does home mean? Throughout history, humans have grappled with the notion of home. Home can be the place where we belong, a base that allows us to build our lives. Homes can also be a burden, becoming centers of debt and structures in constant need of repair and upkeeps. Despite the joys and burden of home, the domestic itself emerges as a place where we can read the lives of people from the past through the decoration, design, and contents of the historic homes. Just as they do today, objects defined the lives of people in the past and by looking at the home and the items people chose to surround themselves with, we can attempt to reconstruct a cultural moment where domestic space emerged as a refuge and private place as well as a space where people of the past attempted to forge an identity for themselves. Explore the concepts of home and domesticity with our stunning coverlet collection alongside nearly eighty artifacts on loan from The Linden Tree Antiques in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
Gallery hours are:
- Saturdays and Sundays: By appointment depending on staff availability
- Closed Monday
- Tuesday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday Evening 6:30 to 8 p.m.
- Summer Hours: (Memorial Day to Labor Day): Tuesday to Saturday Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The McCarl Gallery is free and open to the public.