Worth, Evening Coat, 1924, cherry red voided velvet and ermine. Photo courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.
As part of its exhibition Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form, the James A. Michener Art Museum presents a series music performances and dance workshops that capture the spirit of the 1920s.
Charles Sheeler: Fashion, Photography, and Sculptural Form presents a collection of painter and photographer Charles Sheeler’s little-known fashion photography created for Condé Nast between 1926 and 1931—a body of work that significantly informed the aesthetic vision of one of American modernism’s founding figures.
See the full schedule of performances and workshops below.
Sunday Afternoon Music at the Michener: Songs of the 20s
April 23 at 3 p.m.
Acoustic gypsy jazz ensemble Hot Club of Philadelphia and vocalist and guitarist Phyllis Chapell will perform a special program of songs from the 1920s and 30s.
Sunday Afternoon Music at the Michener: Take the A Train
May 7 at 3 p.m.
The musical group Follow the Drinking Gourd will perform hits from the Harlem Renaissance era, alongside a narrated, visual presentation of historic images.
Charleston Dance Workshop
June 29 at 7 p.m.
Condé Nast archive registrar Gretchen Fenston and choreographer Roddy Caravella will lead participants through a dance lesson on the 1920s dance move “The Charleston.”