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The 1920's: Daring To Be Modern

The years that followed World War I found the world fascinated by the new. It was an era marked by creativity, innovation, and excitement, fueled by new freedoms and a rush to embrace the modern.

How the 1920s shaped and defined that modernity—and the decade's lasting legacy—provides the focus of a series of Smithsonian Associates programs that extend from spring through fall 2017. Join us for an exhilarating look at a decade that dared.

Current Programs (In Date Order):

An Egyptian Coil Chain

Studio Arts Workshop
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.

Egyptian-inspired jewelry was all the rage in the 1920s. Learn the secrets to great-looking wire work and hammering and finishing techniques as you create a fluid coil chain any flapper would be proud to wear.