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HASS Lecture: Modernism and the Jazz Age

Date & Time:
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Jazz Age Modernism

1922 is an important year for the style of modernism. Writers Joyce, Hurston, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Woolf, Eliot and others were writing. Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington were arriving at the Cotton Club in Harlem. Picasso, Dadaists and Surrealists were sweeping art, and there was wide revolution in art styles. Many artists were experimenting in new styles. Music, sculpture, modern dance, jazz, blues and painting were provoking wild experiments. Paris and New York were widely seen as art centers and new methods of making art were exploding in Moscow, London and San Francisco. O’Keefe was painting New York City; Stieglitz was establishing photography as a new art form; cubism was transforming the shape and style of art.

Join us to learn about the wild explosion of arts that occurred during the rise of modernism. We will look at examples in art, music, dance and film and explain how experimental art swept the world, and still does.

Zoom link: https://columbiastate.zoom.us/j/3416150757
Meeting ID: 341 615 0757

Library 213 and Zoom


1665 Hampshire Pike

Columbia, TN 38401

Contact Info:
Name: Stuart Lenig
Email: slenig@ColumbiaState.edu