Appropriately presented within the Frist’s own art deco interior during the museum’s 20th-anniversary year, this exhibition offers an overview of an international style that manifested stateside in decorative arts, fine arts, architecture, and design during the 1920s and 1930s. Featuring approximately 140 objects, American Art Deco explores the movement between 1918 and 1939 and highlights not only the glamour and optimism of the 1920s but also the impact of the Great Depression in the 1930s. An array of works, from a stunning 1925 René Lalique glass vase to a 1930 Ford Model A, will immerse guests in this period of much social, political, and cultural change.

Organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, and Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska



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Events and programs

Lectures + Gallery Talks
Friday, October 8, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Curator’s Perspective
American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939

Lectures + Gallery Talks
Thursday, October 14, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Frist at Home: American Art Deco

Educator Program
Thursday, October 21, 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Educator Workshop
American Art Deco

Lectures + Gallery Talks
Thursday, October 21, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Frist at Home: American Art Deco

Lectures + Gallery Talks
Thursday, October 28, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Frist at Home: American Art Deco

Tours
Saturday, November 13, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Art Deco Architecture Walking Tour

Lectures + Gallery Talks
Thursday, November 18, 1:30–2:00 p.m.

Frist at Home: American Art Deco

Family Activity
Sunday, November 21, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Ellingtown
presented by Wishing Chair Productions

Workshops
Sunday, December 5, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Repeal Day Mixology Class

Family Activity
Sunday, December 12, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Jazz AM: Ella Fitzgerald
presented by Nashville Jazz Workshop

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