The East Gallery
Millionaires and Mechanics, Bootleggers and Flappers: Speaking of "The Great Gatsby"
"The Roaring Twenties" as represented in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby, the book selected for the second annual UConn Reads program, was a gilded age marked by overt displays of wealth, widespread urbanization, and dizzying modernity. This exhibition of early 20th-century paintings and works on paper from the Museum's permanent collection gives visual form to the era in which Fitzgerald's story of Jay Gatsby and his dark secret unfolds. Featured works include paintings by Reginald Marsh and Everett Shinn, photographs by Paul Stand, and prints by Peggy Bacon and Edward Hopper.