'A Home-Centred Society': Marriage and Domesticity in Post-War Britain

When
Tuesday 25 June 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
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Free
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Graves Gallery
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Su Richardson, Burnt Breakfast, 1974-76 © the artist

Sociologists believed Britain had become a ‘home-centred’ society in the 1950s, with Britons embracing ‘cosy domesticity’ in newly affluent, comfortable homes. Of course, the story was more complex, and as feminists would argue in the 1970s, the home could also be a site of tension.

With reference to the artworks on display in the exhibition This Life is So Everyday: The Home in British Art, 1950-1980, Dr Lucy Brown from the University of Sheffield will discuss representations and experiences of marriage, the home, and domesticity in post-war Britain.

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When
Tuesday 25 June 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Price
Free
How to book
Just turn up
Where
Graves Gallery
Theme
Talks and tours
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