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The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

Saturday, September 30, 2017–Sunday, January 14, 2018
Location:  003 Special Exhibition Hall
004 Special Exhibition Gallery
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall
The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Gallery

About The Exhibition

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is the first major museum exhibition to focus on American taste in art and design during the dynamic years of the 1920s and early 1930s. After the First World War, American money and culture helped transform the global marketplace. The United States became the leading marketplace for innovative architecture, interior decoration, decorative art, fashion, music, and film. With the map of Europe redrawn and social mores redefined, creative influences merged. Talent and craftsmanship, urbanity and experimentation flowed back and forth across the Atlantic, with an influx of European émigré designers coming to America and a rush of American creative talent traveling and studying abroad. Against a backdrop of traditional historicist styles, a new language of design emerged to define an era of innovation and modernity—the Jazz Age—capturing the pulse and rhythm of the American spirit.

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The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s is co-organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York.

 

Sponsors

The Cleveland Museum of Art gratefully acknowledges the following friends whose generous support makes this exhibition possible:

 

Presenting Sponsors:

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Marshall and Brenda Brown
Jane and Doug Kern
Bill and Joyce Litzler

 

Special Thanks:


Barbara Deisroth
Sandra and Richey Smith
Howard Hanna Real Estate
Terry Kovel

 

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