Alice T. Friedman

Alice T. Friedman is the Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art and director of the McNeil Program for Studies in American Art at Wellesley College. She also serves as co-director of the Architecture Program. Her courses focus on the history of European and North American architecture, with an emphasis on social history, gender, and cultural studies. Recent seminars include “Modernisms,” “The Architecture of Leisure,” “Le Corbusier and Modern Architecture,” “Architecture and the Spirit,” and “The Villa.”

Friedman is the author of numerous books and articles on domestic architecture, women’s history and patronage, including House and Household in Elizabethan England: Wollaton Hall and the Willoughby FamilyWomen and the Making of the Modern House: A Social and Architectural History; and, most recently, American Glamour and the Evolution of Modern Architecture.