Lecture, Going Modern: American Design in the 1920s

Yale University Art Gallery

Feb. 23, 2012, 05:30 pm

1111 Chapel Street


John Stuart Gordon, the Benjamin Attmore Hewitt Assistant Curator of American Decorative Arts, explores the varied influences and myths surrounding the appearance of modern decorative arts during the Jazz Age. Although skeptical at first, Americans eagerly embraced modernist design during the 1920s and applied it to furniture, housewares, textiles, silver, and glass. Related Publication: A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920–1950 Copublished with Yale University Press and available online and in the Gallery’s Bookstore Hardcover.

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