The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS!) Presents “The History of Frivolity”

The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS!) is proud to present an evening of virtual lectures designed to entertain & enlighten. Get ready for all the history you knew but forgot, and all the booze you…have on hand in your own house.

This month we’re erring on the lighter side of history by examining how fun and frivolity have been used to keep at bay (or chase away) life’s darker moments.

Great Garden Follies

Architectural historian Will Canup explores a whimsical grouping of structures where form triumphs over function.

Fun Times in the Middle Ages

Plague years happen, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be a bummer. Anna Rasche discusses a few of the ways Medieval Europeans made merry during the Dark Ages.

Florine Stettheimer – Frivolity as Resistance as Frivolity

It’s pink! It’s fluffy! It’s also secretly subversive! Kylie Holloway guides us through the sherbert-colored badass work of artist Florine Stettheimer.

This show can be viewed here.

Caveat livestreams are presented as pay-what-you-can. If you’re able we’d very much appreciate the cost of a ticket and a drink so we can support our staff and performers: https://paypal.me/caveatnyc











When: Wed., May 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Caveat
21 Clinton St.
212-228-2100
Price: Pay what you can
Buy tickets/get more info now
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The Society for the Advancement of Social Studies (SASS!) is proud to present an evening of virtual lectures designed to entertain & enlighten. Get ready for all the history you knew but forgot, and all the booze you…have on hand in your own house.

This month we’re erring on the lighter side of history by examining how fun and frivolity have been used to keep at bay (or chase away) life’s darker moments.

Great Garden Follies

Architectural historian Will Canup explores a whimsical grouping of structures where form triumphs over function.

Fun Times in the Middle Ages

Plague years happen, but that doesn’t mean everything has to be a bummer. Anna Rasche discusses a few of the ways Medieval Europeans made merry during the Dark Ages.

Florine Stettheimer – Frivolity as Resistance as Frivolity

It’s pink! It’s fluffy! It’s also secretly subversive! Kylie Holloway guides us through the sherbert-colored badass work of artist Florine Stettheimer.

This show can be viewed here.

Caveat livestreams are presented as pay-what-you-can. If you’re able we’d very much appreciate the cost of a ticket and a drink so we can support our staff and performers: https://paypal.me/caveatnyc

Buy tickets/get more info now