Current Exhibitions

From Thursday 5 November the exhibition will be temporarily closed until the 3 December 2020.


Night & Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs

This year the American Museum & Gardens is delighted to announce the arrival of its most glamorous exhibition yet, Night & Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs, organised by the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London.
Presented thematically, the exhibition will take visitors on a journey through sumptuous city tableaus featuring a range of glamorous eveningwear. Nightclub, cinema and bustling street scenes are filled with floor-length gowns, created in satins, velvets and crepes and adorned with diamante.

From couture to classic, there is something for every fashionista. Not only will there be dresses and outfits galore, but also fabulous 1930s photography, which encapsulates the era. The visitor will be taken on a journey through the decade, passing art deco architecture, visiting wild parties and basking in the Golden Age of Hollywood.


To keep you safe, and to comply with the latest Covid-19 guidance, we have removed the interactive interpretation within the gallery for the exhibition. However so you can enjoy the exhibition you can download information about the settings within the exhibition to your smart phone or tablet using the links below.
We’ll also have a team member on hand inside, the exhibition, to answer any questions you may have.

1. The way you wear your hat (Dept. store)
2. Somewhere over the rainbow (Cinema Queue)
3. I’ve got a pocketful of dreams (Street Scene)
4. Happy Days are here again (Sea Pavillion)
5. Life is just a bowl of cherries (Garden Party)
6. Let’s face the music and dance (Nightclub) (A left 1-13)
6. Let’s face the music and dance (Nightclub) (B right 1-13)


Thanks to our friends at the Fashion and Textiles Museum, London the exhibition will be with us until 20 December. Please see opening times and admission prices.




Top image: © Michele Morgan photographed by Ernest Bachrach, circa 1939. Private collection of Terence Pepper.