The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s

Cooper Hewitt

New York

07 APR 2017 - 20 AUG 2017
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In the exhilarating decade of the 1920s, American patronage and creativity emerged on the world stage of design and decoration. The Jazz Age will focus on American tastes during the period, with the United States as consumer and originator, while considering Eastern and Western European influences to define an emerging language of modern design. The exhibition will examine the strong connections between France, primarily for luxury, and Austria with the United States, as talent and craftsmanship, urbanity and experimentation, including in the world of jazz and cinema, flowed back and forth across the Atlantic. The Jazz Age will be curated by Sarah D. Coffin, Curator and Head of Product Design and Decorative Arts, and Stephen Harrison, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Cleveland Museum of Art. An extensively illustrated accompanying catalogue authored by the exhibition’s curatorial team, will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

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Julien reviewed

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
@ Cooper Hewitt, New York, USA
Easy and entertaining
23 May, 2017

On a rainy day after picking-up my nephew after school. He's 10 and I am a design person and guess what ? We both had a great time. Not too big, great shop and a nice café for a quick bite or even aftershool homework !