On The Avenue

Head Back to the 1920s in East Hampton

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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Immerse yourself in the intriguing lives of the Jazz Age’s most compelling couple. The East Hampton Historical Society presents Living Well Is The Best Revenge: A Jazz Age Fable of Sara and Gerald Murphy. The exhibition follows the couple Gerald and Sara Murphy, the most beautiful couple of the 1920s, from when they first laid eyes on each other in East Hampton.


The powerful couple influenced many impactful works of art and literature of their period from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender Is The Night to Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast and Pablo Picasso’s neo-classical masterpiece Woman in White.


The exhibition includes paintings, decorative arts, clothing, memorabilia, archival photographs and ephemera. East Hampton Historical Society inspired this exhibition by gifting nine antique file boxes full of Wiborg family papers (Sara’s parents) for their East Hampton summer mansion for eight summers starting in 1912.


The opening reception will take place August 5 from 6–8 p.m. at the Clinton Academy Museum located at 151 Main Street East Hampton, New York. The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will run through October 10.



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