The Frist Art Museum of Nashville, Tennessee, is housed in the city’s former U.S. Post Office building—a historic Art Deco gem. It’s a perfect place to see this exhibition on American Art Deco, which is a perfect way for the museum to celebrate its 20th anniversary. One hundred and forty objects dating from 1918 to 1939 examine the stylized glamour of Art Deco, while setting the movement’s design values in both a social and political context. Whether a Lalique vase or a Ford Model A or that streamlined Electrolux vacuum cleaner that looks like a little locomotive and still works, American Art Deco just gleams with possibility. —L.J.