Celebrate the stunning works on view in the “Art and Jazz” gallery with a wide-ranging conversation about jazz styles and their impact on visual arts. Jazz music and culture helped shape the look and feel of modern life in the United States and abroad in the first half of the 20th century. Engage your eyes and your ears to learn about the evolution of jazz and art from this period through images, recordings, and a special live piano performance.
Nonie Gadsden, Katharine Lane Weems Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts, Art of the Americas
George W. Russell Jr., chair, Harmony and Jazz Composition, Berklee College of Music
Purchase a ticket package for the full five-session “Stories Artists Tell: Art of the Americas, the 20th Century” course. Please note that this option is not available after the date of the first session.
Assistive listening system
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.