Past Event

Images of the Roaring Twenties

A Road Scholar program by Jeffrey F.Mishur

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.

Jeff Mishur earned his BA and MA in Art History from Northern Illinois University and has worked as an art historian and professor for over ten years. He was nominated as Facilitator of the Year by adult learners in the continuing education program at Lewis University and conducts numerous speaking engagements on a variety of art-related topics.

For more information contact Roger Adams, 708.482.6704.