Beyond the Glamour: Considering Race and Inequality in an Era of Opulence

Sat/Dec 16, 2017, 10:30–11:30

The Jazz Age features all that glitters and shines in the 1920s. The restless desire for new fashions, new technologies, and new ways of understanding “the good life” permeates these visions, but what we cannot immediately see are the other ways in which the 1920s roared. Racial tensions, class strife, and women’s calls for political recognition also pervade this era. Inaugurating the educational series What Lies Beneath: Seeing the Unseen in Works of Art, this panel discussion considers how race and inequality, while not seemingly present on the surface of these works, ghost their glimmer.

Panelists include: Stephen Harrison, Curator of Decorative Art and Design, CMA, Key Jo Lee, Assistant Director of Academic Outreach, CMA, and Mordecai Cargill, Director of Strategy, Research and Impact, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.  

Free; ticket required. Register online at engage.clevelandart.org or through the ticket center.