American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939
investigates a dynamic period in American history and culture when the
country and its citizens went through political, economic, social, and
artistic transformation and revolution. From stylish decorative art
objects to products of industrial design, modern American paintings to
compelling photographic images, the multi-media works of art in this
exhibition reflect both the glamour and optimism of the 1920s and the
marginalization, devastation, and escapism of the 1930s.