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American Road Trip V: New York City, 1920-1940

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CourseGraphic In 1920, wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald, “New York had all the iridescence of the beginning of the world.”  From the authors and artists of the Harlem Renaissance to the writers at the New Yorker, from the jazz and blues greats at the Cotton Club to the Broadway of Gershwin and Porter, modernism went mainstream in the Twenties. Modern Art Deco permeated the design of everything from architecture and furniture to household appliances and fashion. If the Great Crash of 1929 brought profound changes in patronage and increased politicization of literature, theater and art of the Thirties, it also brought tremendous public works projects under the leadership of La Guardia and Robert Moses. New York City received more federal funds than any other region in the nation and, in many ways, the arts flourished as a result. This study group makes use of a combination of class presentations, readings, discussions, and video. Participants should be willing to research and present subjects to the group.  Join us on our cross-disciplinary tour of New York City’s rich cultural life. We guarantee many surprises along the way.


Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Roxane McLean2.Russ Lyman 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/11/2018 - 12/11/2018 Weekly - Tue 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Russ Lyman  ; Roxane McLean  ClassRoom