MEMBERS' LECTURE - COOL MODERNISM IN AMERICA: 1915 - 1930

Charles Demuth – I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold – The Met

3.45pm, Thu 29 Mar

Ashmolean Lecture Theatre

TICKETS: £20, booking essential

MEMBERS ONLY

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.

To book please email foam@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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