Beyond the Picket Fence Exhibit Opening Reception
Join us for a free opening reception for our newest exhibit, Beyond the Picket Fence: The Places & Spaces We Call Home!
“Home” is something we all know the meaning of – until we try to put it into words. Is home your house, your town, or your community? Is it defined by a physical location, by a feeling, or by the people around you? Can a person find a sense of home in the face of displacement, incarceration, institutionalization, or disaster? Can someone be unhoused, and still have a place they call home?
Beyond the Picket Fence: The Places & Spaces We Call Home explores the concept of home in all its definitions and asks us to consider the variety of elements that let us know when we have found home. From Lillian Gilbreth’s analysis of what makes a home efficient to David Boder’s interviews with people displaced from their homes, the exhibit brings together artifacts from the collections of the Archives of the History of American Psychology and the Institute for Human Science and Culture. Beyond the Picket Fence was researched and curated by volunteer intern, Kellyn Toombs.
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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- Feb 3, 2023 at 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm (Fri)
73 S. College Street, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
Free parking is available in the lot directly adjacent to the building. This lot contains a dedicated accessible parking spot near the museum entrance.
Free parking is also available in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets, which contains several accessible parking spaces.
Metered parking is available along South College Street. Pavement from Lot 30 and metered parking may be uneven, and people with limited mobility should exercise caution.
A wheelchair accessible ramp is located on the northeast side of the building, near the main entrance. The museum is housed on the ground floor, and an interior elevator provides access to the Institute galleries, located on the fourth floor. A wheelchair is also kept on-site and is available for loan to those visiting the museum and archives. Select displays may not be fully wheelchair accessible. Assistance is available to access the content of these displays.
Standard strollers are welcome.
The museum includes a variety of audio, visual, and hands-on exhibits. We are currently working to develop alternative forms of access for select exhibits. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.View less