of Art Deco Societies
The Art Deco Society of New York is a member of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS), which became known as Art Deco International in 2021. This organization is dedicated to fostering international co-operation and mutual support among members to explore new ways to work together to promote the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of Art Deco. ICADS is responsible for the management of a bi-annual World Congress on Art Deco.
For more information please visit ICADS.info.
World Congress on Art Deco
Every two years a member organization of Art Deco International hosts the World Congress on Art Deco. Launched in 1991, these immersive events are designed to bring together Art Deco experts and aficionados from around the world for a fun-filled and educational week of in-depth seminars, tours, and social events that explore the unique early-twentieth century architecture and design of the region. Congresses have grown to now include Pre- and Post- Congress explorations that can now span several weeks. Congresses have taken place in:
1991: Miami Beach, Florida, United States
1992: Miami Beach, Florida, United States
1993: Perth, Australia
1995: London and Brighton, England
1997: Los Angeles, California, United States
1999: Napier, New Zealand
2001: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
2003: Cape Town, South Africa
2005: New York, New York, United States
2007: Melbourne, Australia
2009: Montreal, Canada
2011: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2013: Havana, Cuba
2015: Shanghai, China
2017: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
2019: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Modernism–Florida's Hidden Treasures
Miami Design Preservation League will be hosting the 16th World Congress on Art Deco, which is particularly exciting since MDPL hosted the first Congress 30 years ago!
Pre-Congress: Palm Beach, April 28–30, 2023
World Congress: Miami Beach/Miami, May 1–7, 2023
Post-Congress: Central Florida, May 8–9, 2023
Even if you have visited Miami's wonderful Art Deco Historic District, this Congress is sure to delight you with Deco you have yet to discover! The Congress will also explore unique, not-to-be-missed regional architecture and design beyond Art Deco.
Make sure to save these dates and check back for the most up-to-date information.
Centennial Celebration of Art Deco
As the centennial anniversary of our favorite period style approaches, we are thrilled to get a glimpse into what the Paris Art Deco Society has in the works for the Spring 2025 World Congress. Dates for the Congress are still being determined but we invite you to enjoy the recording below that gives a peak into what is sure to be a special Congress.
Pre-Congress: Reims, France; Spring 2025
World Congress: Paris, France; Spring 2025
Post-Congress: Saint-Quentin, France; Lille, France; Brussels, Belgium; Spring 2025
This recording is an excerpt from a longer online event that was hosted by the Paris Art Deco Society on April 28, 2021. Click here to access the full recording that includes the Q&A with attendees.