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Art Deco and Dress: The Style of the “New Woman”

Presented by Frist Art Museum at Frist Art Museum, Nashville TN

Oct 24 2021
Art Deco and Dress: The Style of the “New Woman”

Gallery Talk presented by Amanda McCrary Smith, Curator of Textiles and Dress, Tennessee State Museum.

Join Amanda McCrary Smith for this thirty-minute talk in the exhibition American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918–1939 to learn more about women’s changing fashions during the interwar years.

About the speaker

Amanda McCrary Smith, curator of textiles and dress at the Tennessee State Museum, earned her BA in history and American studies at Lipscomb University, her MA in American cultural and intellectual history at Middle Tennessee State University, and her graduate certificate in costume and textiles collection management from California State University at Long Beach. She taught previously at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film and Nashville State Community College, where she focused on American, world, and Tennessee history. Amanda is currently pursuing her doctorate at Middle Tennessee State University with an emphasis in cultural resource management and material culture. Her focuses within her field include textile production and environmental impact, labor history and textile mills of the Southeast, the history of institutionalized dress, and a diverse array of other academic interests.

Image:  Maker unknown. Dress, 1920s. Cotton with reproduction sash, 50 x 36 x 1 1/2 in. Tennessee State Museum, 79.105.2

Source: Submitted


Event will be held in the Ingram Gallery. Free to members; gallery admission required for not-yet-members.

Gallery Admission

Free/Frist Art Museum members
Free/Visitors 18 and younger
$10/Seniors (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$10/College students with ID (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$8/Active-duty military (discount only available when purchasing tickets on-site)
$12/Person for Groups of 10 or more with advance reservations



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