RA Lates: America Dreaming

RA Lates

● Fully booked

Saturday 22 April 2017
7 — 11.45pm

Priority booking for Friends of the RA opens on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 12pm. Booking opens to the public on Friday 24 February 2017 at 1pm.

Part of our

America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s

events programme
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Join us for a night-long celebration of the 1930s American dream.

During the Great Depression, the idea of the American dream motivated a nation struggling with mass unemployment, urbanisation and industrialisation. The arrival of the “talkies” from Hollywood provided relief from the harsh economic realities, while novels such as John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath brought into sharp relief the reality of life in rural America.

At this Late we explore the myth of the American dream in all its glory. Think automobiles, the New Deal, the Dust Bowl, Golden Age of Hollywood, Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe, and above all – freedom.

Dress code: All-American vintage
Think cowboys, Hollywood starlet, prairie farmer or hard-boiled detective.

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● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Saturday 22 April 2017

7 — 11.45pm

Royal Academy of Arts

£35. Includes access to all curated entertainment and experiences, entry to 'America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s' and a bespoke cocktail

Priority booking for Friends of the RA opens on Thursday 23 February 2017 at 12pm. Booking opens to the public on Friday 24 February 2017 at 1pm.