The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s - Media & Influencers Exhibition Preview

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Tue Oct 17th 2017
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The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
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On September 27, 2017, we traveled back in time almost 100 years via the Cleveland Museum of Art's (@ClevelandArt) dazzling The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s exhibition (#CMAJazzAge). We were thrilled to attend the Media & Influencers Preview for this spectacular show.

When you go to this exhibition, please be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to fully explore it. The Jazz Age includes such an incredible variety of art and artifacts, that even after our two-hour visit, we plan to come back to see more. Ironwork, jewelry, clothing, accessories, paintings, furniture, cars, a chandelier, and other surprises -- all with an artist's flair! This exhibit is rich with the elegance of the era!

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1925 Rolls-Royce Piccadily roadster
Georges Chevalier designed this Baccarat crystal chandelier for the 1925 Paris exposition.

Cleveland's Rose Iron Works created this wrought iron mirror which won first prize at the Cleveland Museum of Art's 1931 May Show. Parisian artist Paul Colin captured the likeness of Josephine Baker of the Revue Nègre.

Archibald Motley, Jr.'s "Blues" [detail], 1929 American Women's Fashions of the 1920s

We enjoyed meeting Stephen Harrison, the Cleveland Museum of Art's curator of decorative art and design, who took time to share his insight and to answer our questions about The Jazz Age. (Read Stephen Harrison's bio here). He and Sarah D. Coffin, curator and head of product design and decorative arts at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (@CooperHewitt), spent years creating the exhibition, The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.

Julie took some notes while we were visiting the exhibition, and here are some of the interesting facts we learned:

We want to take this opportunity to thank Cleveland Museum of Art Communications Associate Kelley Notaro (@KelleyNotaro) for inviting us to this incredible preview event. You can learn much more by reading Kelley's The Cleveland Museum of Art Presents: The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s press release online or in this attached PDF file. She provides a great wealth of information in her release.

Here are our photos from the evening:

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Tweets & Retweets

Here are our @sos_jr tweets and retweets sharing our experience and that of others who enjoyed The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s. Please share any photos and videos that you find interesting by retweeting them. Clicking on Twitter photos will enlarge them!

The tweets are organized into three sections based on when we shared them.

First are the tweets we saw before attending the September 27, 2017, Media & Influencers Exhibition Preview -- it is great to see the excitement that was generated before the show even opened!

Next are the tweets from the September 27, 2017, Media & Influencers Exhibition Preview. These tweets capture some of what we saw that evening, and will give you a sense of why we not only enjoyed the opening, but why we plan to return to see more.

See more photos and articles about the The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s exhibition that are shared in these tweets:

 

What Others Say

Here are some of the other blog posts and articles about the Cleveland Museum of Art's (@ClevelandArt) The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s exhibition (#CMAJazzAge). These are great resources through which you can learn more about this exhibition, and see some incredible photos. Please feel free to add a comment below if you know of additional resources to share, or to add your own comment.

 

Related Blog Posts

There are many more blog posts that we have written about the Cleveland Museum of Art and other museums in University Circle (read them here).

In addition to following the museum's @ClevelandArt twitter feed, we also recommend following @InTheCircle on Twitter, and exploring University Circle's website: UniversityCircle.org

 

Thank you!

"The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s" catalogue & "The Jazz Age" CD

Thank you, Cleveland Museum of Art, for this enjoyable evening. We look forward to attending future events at one of our favorite museums!

 

 


Disclosure: We were invited by the Cleveland Museum of Art's communications department to attend the September 27, 2017, The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s Media & Influencers Exhibition Preview. We were offered free drinks and hors d'oeuvres, but elected instead to spend the full time enjoying the exhibition. We were given two admission tickets to this preview to be one of the first to view the new exhibition before it opened to the public on September 30, 2017. (We are members of the Cleveland Museum of Art, which entitles us to the benefit of attending special exhibitions for free, but the exhibition preview was beyond our membership benefits.) We were also given the hardcover version of the catalogue, The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s by Sarah D. Coffin and Stephen Harrison (listed on The Cleveland Museum of Art Online Museum Store for $60.00), and The Jazz Age CD ($18.95 at the Cleveland Museum of Art store). We were approached to attend the preview because of our support of the Cleveland Museum of Art via our @sos_jr Twitter feed, and our sosAssociates.com blog posts about the museum. We enjoyed the preview, and wrote this blog to share our experience at the event, and to thank the museum communications department for inviting us to the special The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s Media & Influencers Exhibition Preview.

 

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In our The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s - Media & Influencers Exhibition Preview blog post, we wrote how "...we not only enjoyed the opening, but why we plan to return to see more."

On Wednesday nights, the Cleveland Museum of Art (@ClevelandArt) is open late, so it is a perfect time to see The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s exhibition (#CMAJazzAge). Here are our tweets about our return visit on Wednesday, October 25, 2017:

 

In addition to the #CMAJazzAge exhibition, there are two other special shows occurring that we visited this fun Wednesday night. Remember that admission to the museum for these additional exhibits are free and open to all!

First was the Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar (#CMACambodia). It which was amazing to see these sculptures from the 12th century. Read more in the Cleveland Museum of Art members magazine Beyond Angkor article, written by the Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Interim Curator of Islamic Art, Sonya Rhie Mace (@CMASonya).

Second was the Rodin—100 Years which is part of a worldwide #Rodin100 series of exhibits in major museums in Europe and America celebrating the centennial of Auguste Rodin’s (1840–1917) death. This exhibit was of particular interest to Stuart, since it reminded him of when he had the good fortune to visit Le Musée Rodin (@MuseeRodinParis) in Paris after studying history in a college in England. There, he remembered being fascinated by the sculpture The Gates of Hell. Rodin's The Thinker is featured within The Gates of Hell, which of course he remembered seeing at the Cleveland Museum of Art.We highly recommend you learn more by reading Rodin's The Thinker on on the Cleveland Museum of Art website.

Beyond Angkor: Cambodian Sculpture from Banteay Chhmar

 

Rodin—100 Years (#Rodin100)

 

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