Little Boxes: Images of Vernacular Architecture from the Museum Collection

August 1, 2013 - October 17, 2013

Organized by the 2013 summer interns, Little Boxes: Vernacular Architecture from the Collection explores the ways in which people, environment, and necessity shape the spaces in which we live. 

Little Boxes: Vernacular Architecture from the Collection explores the ways in which people, environment, and necessity shape the spaces in which we live. Ranging from photographs to oil paintings to a miniature doll house, this exhibition presents a series of dwellings that only humans could have created. Little Boxes highlights both interior and exterior spaces, old and new. Featured artists include Ansel Adams, Norman Rockwell,  and Yinka Shonibare. From densely populated suburban landscapes to scenes of rural isolation, the show captures the extremes of vernacular architecture.
 

 

Little Boxes: Vernacular Architecture from the Collection is organized by The Norton Museum of Art 2013 Summer Interns, Karly Etz, Luna Goldberg, Eli Heller, and Laura Hildebrandt, with assistance from members of the Education and Curatorial Departments.