Be My Guest: The Performance of Femininity Through Food & Fashion

The exhibition is co-curated by graduate students in the course "Material Culture & Curatorship" (HECOL 668). They explore how women have expressed femininity through social gatherings from the late 19th century to the modern day. From teatime, to the cocktail hour, to the dinner party, home entertaining has been a way for women to express themselves through the food they make, the clothes they wear, and the way they present their homes.

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