Brooklyn Museum Celebrates 1920s Style

Nickolas Muray (American, 1892–1965), Gloria Swanson, circa 1925. Gelatin silver print. 12 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. (32.4 x 23.8 cm). George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York, Gift of Mrs. Nickolas Muray. © Estate of Nickolas Muray

Brooklyn, New York—Not getting your Jazz Age fix from the HBO Series “Boardwalk Empire?”

Well, now you can  get your share of cloche hats and other Jazz Age period accessories at “Youth and Beauty: Art of the American Twenties,” a comprehensive art exhibition coming soon to the Brooklyn Museum.

The show, which runs from Saturday  to January 29, 2012, features 138 paintings, sculptures and photographs by 67 of the greatest artists of their time. The show explores American art from the decade betweem the end of World War I  and the onset of the Great Depression.

Accessories-Making Workshop

And to keep with the 1920s spirit (and possibly design a headdress and some jewelry for a 1920’s themed  Halloween costume), you might want to sign up for “Creative Art-Making: 1920s Headdresses and Accessories with Kae Burke.”

Inspired by the “Youth and Beauty” exhibit, the DIY workshop will be held on Oct 29 at 2pm. This event shows how to make your own 1920s-style jewelry and accessories–think lots of feathers, beads and crystals.

Cost: $15 materials fee. Register online at at at the Museum’s Visitor Center.

Kae Burke of the Brooklyn Museum will host a 1920s accessories-making workshop


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