Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties Opens at the Cleveland Museum of Art

CLEVELAND (June, 2012) – The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, a wide-ranging exhibition which brings together for the first time the work of more than sixty painters, sculptors, and photographers who explored a new approach to realism in the years between World War I and the Great Depression. Youth and Beauty is complemented by an extensive program schedule, including 1920s Cleveland architectural tours, lectures and gallery talks, and a silent film and musical performance program.

Coming Soon: Contemporary Art Installation By Martin Creed

Posted on September 11, 2012 by ClevelandArt

We are anticipating the installation of Work No. 965: Half the air in a given space by Martin Creed, one of Great Britain’s most acclaimed contemporay artists, has been described as an “epicsculpture/installation/happening.” The all-inclusive list attempts to classify an artwork that is versatile in essence and cannot be pinned down as one specific genre.

Women in the 1920s: Youth, Beauty and Independence

Posted on August 7, 2012 by ClevelandArt

Every time I stroll through the Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, I gain new insights into the complex decade of the 1920s. This time I was struck by how many different roles women play in the paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs on view. The 1920s was a time of rapid social change that offered new freedoms to women, who had slipped out of the corset and into the voting booth just a few years earlier.

Youth and Beauty: Cocktail Celebrations in Cleveland

Posted on August 3, 2012 by ClevelandArt

In celebration of Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties, Fire! Food & Drink, Great Lakes Brewing Company, L’Albatros, and Table 45 have created signature cocktails to be served at their restaurants. Fire! Food & Drink is presenting a scrumptious happy hour special – a Chartreuse Swizzle cocktail served with deviled eggs, house made ham, and croustade ($20).

Youth and Beauty: Mood Music

Posted on July 30, 2012 by ClevelandArt

Fascinating rhythm, oh won’t you stop picking on me? The rollicking, roiling, wonderfully cacophonous variety of works in Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties sent me diving deep into my record collection – I just had to hear what was going on at the time these paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs were being made. And the opportunity to put together a playlist for the pure enjoyment of it all was just impossible to resist.


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