Art Deco Society of New York members are knowledgable, interested travelers, eager to explore interwar wonders close by and around the world. ADSNY is happy to assist our members in visiting and learning how interwar architecture and design is adapted in different cities.
Destination Deco Architecture and Design Travel Programs
In 2017 ADSNY formally launched its exclusive boutique travel program, Destination Deco. Immersive trips to explore Art Deco have included visits to Tel Aviv, Havana, Miami, Chicago, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Highlights of these programs include included private exhibition tours; architectural walking, bus, and boat tours; visits to private homes and collections; and culture immersions into the unique regional style, design, culture, music, and the arts of the 1920s and 30s. Click here to see upcoming travel programs – or – Click here to see past travel programs
World Congress on Art Deco
Every two years a city, rich with interwar design, hosts the World Congress on Art Deco. Started in Miami in 1991, these programs bring together experts and aficionados from around the world for a week of in-depth seminars, tours, and social events. Congresses have since taken place in Perth, Australia; Brighton and London, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, USA; Napier, New Zealand; Tulsa, USA; Cape Town, South Africa; New York, USA; Melbourne, Australia; Montreal, Canada; Rio de Janiero, Brazil; Havana, Cuba; Shanghai, China; Cleveland, USA; and most recently in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 2023 Congress will be in Miami and the 2025 Congress will be in Paris to celebrate the centennial of Art Deco. Click here to see upcoming Congress information.
Customized Art Deco Tours
ADSNY experts will develop a personal Art Deco tour just for you. Guardian level members, and above, can take advantage of ADSNY’s expertise to develop Art Deco individual or small group tours for travel within the United States or other Deco cities around the world. Email Info@ArtDeco.org for more information.
Upcoming In-Person Travel Programs
Web-based Travel Programs
While we were unable to safely offer in-person travel opportunities, we were excited to continue our Destination Deco travel programs digitally! Below, you can find complete recordings of our past online events that explore some of the world’s greatest Deco cities Each Deco On Demand video gives you the opportunity to have the same experience as those who participated in the live event. You will see and hear the speaker presenting the original visuals, as well as the Q&A session between the speaker and participants. These videos allow you to stream all of the original content of ADSNY’s programs at a time that best fits your schedule. While watching, you will see the entire presentation directly on your computer screen, tablet, or mobile device.
The Art Deco Era: French
World’s Fairs and Ocean Liners
In this recorded event, architectural historian and head of the Paris Art Deco Society, Pascal Yves, hosts an
engaging illustrated talk that surveys French Art Deco innovations during the 1920s and 30s, focusing on the importance of French World’s Fairs and Ocean Liners.
Join ADSNY on this exciting recorded Video Event that features a virtual visit to Manila to see its remarkably rich, though largely unknown, collection of Deco architecture and design, including theaters, schools, sport facilities, funerary mausoleums, and so much more!
Art Deco in Manila
Art Deco in Manila
Art Deco Jewel of India
Art Deco Jewel of India
In this recorded Video Event, Atul Kumar introduces us to how Mumbai, developed its Art Deco style in the early 1930s, as India was marching towards becoming an independent nation. He gives us a delightfully engaging background on the history of Mumbai and leads us on a virtual tour of beautiful Art Deco buildings.
In this visually delightful Deco On Demand video event, internationally renowned author and speaker on Art Deco, Peter Sheridan, explores how the global influence of the Art Deco design aesthetic became evident in Sydney’s architecture as well as in many other areas of daily life.
Texas Deco: Constructing a Modern Identity in the
Lone Star State
Texas Deco: Constructing a
Modern Identity . . .
In this interesting and engaging Video Event, David Bush and Jim Parsons discuss some of the state’s most stunning modernistic designs and how architects regionalized national and international design movements deep in the heart of Texas.
See Chicago's soaring Art Deco skyscrapers that boast cliff-like setbacks and machine-age imagery that epitomize the glamour, exuberance, and optimism of the era, as well as how the style also extends to residences, churches, theaters, and small commercial buildings.