jazz age

Image of panel discussion from Stepping Out Fashion in the 1920s
Stepping Out: 1920s Fashion
In conjunction with The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, a Design Talk with fashion historians Caroline Milbank and Jan Reeder on the revolutionary fashion trends that marked the era, with special emphasis on style in New York and the influence of Paris.
“It screeched, it bellowed… Raucous? Yes. Crude? Undoubtedly.”
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Elizabeth Broman discusses selections from the Smithsonian Design Library's collection of jazz sheet music.
Coors Porcelain Company Vase
Even though the stamped marking on the underside of this vase reads “Coors Golden Colorado Pottery,” its coloring is not that of a pale ale. Rather, the exterior is painted with a cream-toned glaze, while its interior is coated in a light teal. This choice of matte glazing further calls attention to the stepped form...
Photograph of the inside of Jazz Age Panel.
Inside the Jazz Age
Delve into The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s with Cooper Hewitt curators Sarah D. Coffin and Emily M. Orr, and Stephen Harrison, curator of decorative art and design from the Cleveland Museum of Art.
A Clearly Viennese Vase: Ambassador Vase by Oswald Haerdtl
Now on view in The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, this Ambassador Vase was likely used in the dining room of Agnes Miles Carpenter's "Style Moderne" Fifth Avenue apartment.