Cooper–Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York City, NY
A 1934 batik mural created by Arthur Gordon Smith to celebrate the career of soprano and radio star Jessica Dragonette will be displayed alongside radios, drawings, and photographs of the era. The mural contains multiple vignettes that illustrate milestones in radio’s history as well as familiar icons of the Jazz Age, including a wall of Art Deco skyscrapers crisscrossed by airplanes and musical notes.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.