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The Lecture: The Roaring Twenties: Art, Design and High Society

Like its name, the Roaring Twenties was a loud and boisterous decade, marked by novelty, modernity and huge social, technological, and economic change.

Following the dark days of the Great War, it spawned a generation of wealthy and privileged Bright Young Things who were determined to shock and who broke with the conventions of the past to pursue a life of hedonism and promiscuity, fuelled by an endless round of champagne, cocaine, parties and jazz.

The Lecturer: Joanna Banham

We are very pleased to welcome Jo to ADFAS Evenings to talk to us for this evening session. She is a freelance curator, lecturer and writer.

From 2006-2016 she was Head of Adult Learning at the Victoria & Albert Museum, and before that Head of Learning and Access at the National Portrait Gallery, and Head of Public Programmes at Tate Britain. She has also been Curator of Leighton House and Assistant Keeper at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Jo has published works on many aspects of Victorian and early 20th century decoration and interiors. She is currently curating an exhibition on William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement for the Juan March Fundacion in Madrid and the Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya in Barcelona.

She is also Director of the Victorian Society Summer School.

See more at:

www.ashridgedfas.org.uk/evening-events/evening-lectures-2018-2019#wednesday-13-february-2019-the-roaring-twenties-art-design-and-high-society-joanna-banham






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