Immerse yourself in 1930s America at the evening event tracing America from the Roaring Twenties through to the end of the Great Depression.

Explore our America’s Cool Modernism Exhibition, discover the glamour of 1930s Hollywood alongside the American rural farmstead, and be inspired by The Machine Age, The Great Gatsby and the effects of Prohibition.

Dress code: All-American vintage. Think cowboys, flapper girls, prairie farmers, Bugsy Malone and Hollywood starlets


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What to expect on the night:

  • Hidden Speakeasy Bars
  • Southern Hoedown live band performances
  • Flapper Girls and Swing Classes
  • 1930s photobooth
  • Silent film screenings with live music
  • Great Gatsby Read-a-thon
  • Bite-size talks
  • Explore our America’s Cool Modernism exhibition in an after-hours private view

Much more to be revealed!


For this late night LiveFriday event the Ashmolean is working with Blackwell’s Books, Curzon Cinema, the Oxford Playhouse & the Rothermere American Institute. 


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