Past Event

Images of the Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties are best remembered for outrageous fashion, revolutionary jazz music, and unprecedented freedoms for women. This program captures the spirit of the twenties by illuminating the connections between music, dance, fashion, and social change in what came to be known as the Jazz Age. Slides will be shown of Harlem Renaissance paintings, Art Deco sculpture, fashions and fashion accessories, and magazine illustrations and advertisements. Some topics to be discussed include artists who painted jazz age themes such as Archibald Motley, Jr. and images of the newly "liberated" women of the 1920s, known as "flappers," whose rebellious attitude inspired the risque fashions, shocking behavior, and a demand for equality. For more information contact Ann McDonald, 630.469.0879.