Past Exhibitions

Imagining Home: Selections from the Heinz Architectural Center

February 7, 2010 – May 30, 2010



Home. . . . A word dense with personal and social meaning, it conjures images of everything from a stately mansion to an apartment building to a child’s treetop refuge.

More than simply a house, a home is at once the focus of domestic aspirations and the outward expression of them, however modest or grand. The Heinz Architectural Center presents more than 125 drawings, models, books, and games from its collection that reveal ways in which the home has been envisioned over the last 200 years. Among the subjects explored are the range of styles in residential architecture, innovative construction technologies, interiors, company-built housing, and the modern and contemporary house. Architectural objects from the collection are supplemented by photography, video, and two new installations.

Exhibition Credits

The programs of the Heinz Architectural Center are made possible by the generosity of the Drue Heinz Trust. General support for the museum’s exhibition program is provided by The Heinz Endowments, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and Allegheny Regional Asset District.

Installation Views