3.45pm, Thu 29 Mar
Ashmolean Lecture Theatre
TICKETS: £20, booking essential
1915 to 1930 was a time of rapid industrial and economic growth in the western world, and a generation of men and women sought to free themselves from Victorian restrictions. Dr Katherine Bourguignon will speak about how the ‘Roaring Twenties’ in America – the era of ‘The Great Gatsby’, jazz, and Art Deco – inspired a host of artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper, Arthur Dove and Helen Torr to create a series of stunning and iconic artwork that is illustrative of this period.
Members are welcome to a private view in the exhibition gallery until 6pm. This forthcoming exhibition – America’s Cool Modernism: O’Keeffe to Hooper – is organised by the Ashmolean Museum and the Terra Foundation for American Art, and is co-curated by Dr Katherine Bourguignon and Dr Xa Sturgis.
Drinks will be served after the lecture.