In-Person, Online, and Recorded Events
ADSNY offers a variety of programs that highlight diverse aspects of Art Deco architecture and design as well as the vivacious culture of the Jazz Age. In addition to exploring 1920s and 30s architecture and design in New York, ADSNY also offers in-person, online, and recorded events on a wide range of global topics.
ADSNY's Online Events include live web-based presentations by distinguished experts-––with wonderful images that you will be able to see directly on your screen-––as well as an interactive Q&A session.
The Art Deco Society of New York is excited to begin offering outdoor in-person program once again! Check below for the latest walking tours of New York City's Art Deco treasures.
Upcoming In-Person Events
ADSNY's is thrilled to once again offer in-person walking tours that explore New York's Art Deco enclaves. Space is extremely limited so claim your space quickly!
Saturday, July 16, 1:00 - 3:00 PM (EDT) Join Bronx historian Sam Goodman as he leads a summer stroll along the Champs-Élysées of The Bronx, the Grand Concourse! Sign up today to discover the many spectacular Deco treasures that define the development of this special boulevard, including an Emory Roth treasure and the famed Fish Building. Learn More .
September 22 – September 25 This special in-person experience will explore and celebrate NYC’s finest Art Deco enclaves in Midtown Manhattan and beyond. In addition to seeing the city’s interwar treasures and mementos of Jazz Age culture, we'll dine in iconic hotspots that embody our favorite era, enjoy unmatched views, and be hosted in a private home overflowing with Deco riches. Learn More .
Upcoming Live Online Events
ADSNY's web-based presentations are hosted through Zoom and include a live PowerPoint, presented by distinguished experts-––with wonderful images that you will be able to see directly on your computer screen-––as well as an interactive moderated Q&A session with attendees. To learn more about Zoom, check out our Zoom with ADSNY page.
Wednesday, July 6 6:30 – 8:00 PM (EDT) Join celebrated architectural historian Francis Morrone for a new online tour exploring the Art Deco typography of some of New York's most famous Deco treasures. Don't miss this exciting event that explores how one of Art Deco's many pleasures is the dynamic lettering featured prominently on buildings. Learn More .
Tuesday, July 26 6:30 – 8:00 PM (EDT) There is perhaps nothing more stimulating to the imagination of prohibition era life amidst New York City’s towering Art Deco gems than the jazz music of its period! Sign up today to join scholar and jazz expert, John T. Reddick, for this engaging online program that offers an illuminating look at music of Jazz Age Harlem. Learn More .
Deco On Demand Recorded Video Events
ADSNY's Video Events are complete recordings of our past events. 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 moderated 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.
You won't want to miss this engaging video event, in which design historian and author, Marilyn F. Friedman, explores early efforts by designers in America to develop a unique response to the modern design and decorative arts featured at the important 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes. Learn More .
Art Deco expert Kathleen Murphy Skolnik returns to offer this in-depth look into how European Art Deco decorative arts and design captured the imagination of Americans with a taste for modernity by the late 1920s. This recorded video event is a true visual treat! Learn More .
Educator and Art Deco expert, Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, explores the dynamic sculpture, ceramics, and glass produced in America during the Art Deco era. Throughout this engaging recorded video event program, Skolnik shows the captivating and iconic works of notable designers. Learn More .
In this installment of our Art Deco 101 series, educator and Art Deco expert, Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, explores the expressive murals of the New Deal Era that are an important and dynamic aspect of the United States' Art Deco heritage. Learn More .
What is Art Deco? Where did it come from? Why did it disappear? And what accounted for the resurgence of interest in Art Deco in the late 1960s? Sign up for this video event to join expert Kathleen Murphy Skolnik for this engaging recorded video event that answers these fascinating questions and more! Learn More .
Join author Brian D. Hoefling for a witty dive into the history and importance of the cocktail to Roaring 20s New York City and follow along with several how-to demonstrations to master and enjoy some of the period’s delicious libations in your own home. Learn More .
This dazzling video event highlights the dynamic Art Deco legacy of the iconic house of Tiffany. Sign up today to join renowned Tiffany expert, Benjamin Macklowe for his exploration of the innovation and dynamic history behind the Tiffany business before, during, and after the Art Deco movement. Learn More .
In this recorded video event presentation internationally celebrated architectural expert Fabio Grementieri illustrates how the unique style of Argentine Art Deco displays an eclectic collection of fascinating architecture, design, and cultural heritage sites that emerged from a diverse melting pot. Learn More .
This special virtual visit explores the remarkable Art Deco importance of Rose Iron Works with its third generation President, Bob Rose. Bob leads us through the remarkable family history and celebrated accomplishments of Rose Ironworks, until recently one of the best kept secrets of the Art Deco era. Learn More .
ADSNY is elated to offer this insightful video event with Executive Chairman and Founder of EverGreene Architectural Arts, Jeff Greene, which presents a captivating behind-the-scenes look into the process of restoring and conserving some of the world's most important Art Deco treasures! Learn More .
Enjoy this exciting virtual visit to Manila to see the area's remarkably rich collection of Art Deco architecture and design. In this video event you''ll also be introduced to the remarkable work of Filipino architects who introduced the Art Deco style to the Philippine capital, where it flourished and thrived. Learn More .
In this visually dazzling recorded illustrated talk with renowned expert, author, and collector, Peter Sheridan, we explore the wide variety, rainbow of colors, and robust materials of the most beautiful radios ever made. Learn More .
Celebrated curator, Donald Albrecht, explores the contributions of Jewish designers, architects, patrons, and merchants in the creation of a distinctly modern, American domestic landscape in this video event. Albrecht also looks at the cultural context in which Jewish émigré were welcomed and embraced into the creative communities that sprang up around the U.S. Learn More .
This online event celebrates New York City's Art Deco treasures and the 40th anniversary of ADSNY in January 2022. In this delightful program, Anthony W. Robins traces the growth of New York's fascination with Art Deco architecture, and its rocky road to acceptance in historic preservation circles. Learn More .
Dig into the 1920s and 30s passion for Egyptian-inspired design that was sparked by the discovery of King Tut's tomb, known as Egyptomania! In this video event, historian Lucy Jane Santos, takes us through the fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, decorative arts, architecture, cinema, and music that encompassed the Nile Style. Learn More .
This engaging video event, showcases some of New York's most acclaimed Art Deco skyscrapers including the Daily News Building, Chanin Building, American Radiator Building, and, the one-and-only Chrysler Building! This web-based tour is a treat for any Art Deco architecture and design enthusiast. Learn More .
In this video event Dr. Kathryn Ferry takes us on a virtual vacation to discover the British coast's interwar heritage for some much-needed winter sunshine. From architecture and design to culture and lifestyle, we'll see a wide range of streamlined Deco Moderne building and how the 1930s was a boom time for Britain’s coastal resorts. Learn More .
Join author Kathleen Murphy Skolnik for an exploration of Hildreth Meière’s Art Deco designs throughout Manhattan, including her stunning red banking room at One Wall Street, metal and enamel roundels at Radio City Music Hall, glass mosaics at Temple Emanu-El, and more! In this Video Event we also step back in time to see Meière’s commissions for the 1939 New York World’s Fair! Learn More .
Join historian, curator, and author Lisa Schlansker Kolosek to explore the compelling life and prolific career of American photojournalist Thérèse Bonney. In this dynamic video event we're immersed in 1920s and 30s Paris with this look at Bonney's captivating photographs that give a snapshot into Parisian art, design, and life during this vivacious period. Learn More .
Join expert Jennifer Wong to explore the important Art Deco architectural legacy of her noteworthy grandfather, Liu Jipiao, and his fascinating connections to Jazz Age Paris, Chinese-and-Deco fused architectural designs and explore why he is known as the “Father of Chinese Art Deco." Learn More .
In this video event, author and Ralph Walker expert, Kathryn Holliday, gives an in-depth look at some of Ralph Walker’s most groundbreaking Art Deco works and positions Walker as the team-driven architect he really was––prizing seamless collaboration in the service of American architecture and design. Learn More .
Award-winning author and Art Deco expert, Robin Grow, surveys the major changes to design, materials, and construction methods in architecture during the interwar years. In addition Grow gives a glimpse into the tall buildings that spread across Melbourne’s city center and the suburbs that spread in the post-war era. Learn More .
In this enjoyable video event Howard Mandelbaum and Eric Myers screen and discuss MGM's 1931 pre-Code drama, A Free Soul. You're sure to enjoy watching the sparks fly when Norma Shearer, the impulsive daughter of an attorney, begins an affair with dashing gangster Clark Gable, whose display of brutish magnetism elevated him to stardom in this film! Learn More .
You are sure to enjoy this video event featuring one of the 1930s daffiest romantic comedies, My Man Godfrey, which underpins its nonstop laughs with a shrewd assessment of class conflicts that has acquired a renewed timeliness in our current ailing economy. Learn More .
In this delightful video event, Howard Mandelbaum and Eric Myers screen and discuss one of the most stylish and elegant early 1930s pre-Code romantic comedies, Trouble in Paradise. As you watch Ernst Lubitsch's 1932 visual delight, you will revel in its witty dialogue, lavish fashions, and what film historian Theodor Huff called "the last word in Modernistic décor." Learn More .
This engaging video event shows how Mumbai developed its Art Deco style in the early 1930s--as India was marching toward becoming an independent nation. This virtual tour led by Atul Kumar, founder and trustee of Art Deco Mumbai Trust, highlights the regions impressive Art Deco buildings and heritage. Learn More .
Join Art Deco architectural expert, Anthony W. Robins, for a recording of our engaging illustrated talk on one of our favorite topics--–New York's stunning Art Deco architecture! In this recorded video event Robins explores how, in New York, Art Deco evolved through a series of Manhattan skyscrapers into the city's chief architectural language. Learn More .
Join celebrated curator and author Donald Albrecht for an exploration of the dynamic relationship between New York and Paris. This beautifully illustrated program shows how New York, looking to Paris for inspiration between the two world wars, became the international cultural capital it is today! Learn More .
Join ADSNY and Marisa de Lempicka for this recorded illustrated talk celebrating the life and legacy of her great-grandmother––the renowned and trailblazing artist, Tamara de Lempicka. This video event includes a number of little-known works by the acclaimed artist and exclusive photographs from family albums. Learn More .
In this video event three experts explore how striking Art Deco posters promoted the London Underground and see how its railway stations became urban art galleries as posters expressed new ideas and styles of modernism in the early twentieth century. Learn More .
Historian and playwright Daniel Hurewitz, gives an in-depth and engaging look into a rarely explored culture of the Prohibition era. Using audio and video clips, this video event presentation gives an enjoyable look into how the period celebrated gender-defying performers who became popular from Times Square in New York to Hollywood in California. Learn More .
This one-of-a-kind recorded video event by designer and educator Silas Munro gives a dynamic look into an emerging generation of impressive young black writers, poets, and artists, during a time that would come to be known as the Harlem Renaissance. Learn More .
In this visually stunning recorded video event, professor, author, and curator, Kendall Brown, takes us on an in-depth exploration of Japanese Art Deco. We'll see how the style was adapted in the region to exude an expression of both cosmopolitan elegance and national power. Learn More .
Educator and expert Chris Boïcos delves into the captivating work of architect, professor, and designer of furniture, costume, movie sets, commercial, and residential interiors, Robert Mallet-Stevens––who is in some ways one of the least known cultural figures of the French entre-deux-guerres era. Learn More .
Join esteemed automobile expert Ken Gross for a wonderfully illustrated video event exploring striking automobiles and motorcycles as masterpieces of Deco design. This presentation gives us an exceptional look at how exquisite designs evoke an era fueled by an optimistic view of modernity. Learn More .
Author and ocean liner expert, Bill Miller, presents this lively video event that takes us through the fascinating connections between these engineering feats in terms of design, endeavor, and creative genius. It’s no coincidence that the rapid progress of the past hundred years has been marked by the increasing triumphs of both ocean liners and skyscrapers. Learn More .
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. Learn More .
See how 1930s Deco arrived in northwestern Queens and introduced modern design to this historic community. In this video event architectural historian Matt Postal discusses neighborhood highlights that range from apartments and religious buildings to WPA buildings and swimming pools! Learn More .
Sign up today to enjoy this video event that includes a virtual tour of Art Deco architecture and design in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood. Join architectural historian, Matt Postal, as he leads us through this surprising collection of little known 1930s buildings that are distinguished by decorative brickwork, flamboyant entryways, and lavish lobbies. Learn More .
Architectural historian, Matt Postal, leads us on a tour of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood, which is filled with magnificent examples of the modern architectural vocabulary that we know today as Art Deco. This video program also highlights the stunning interior spaces behind many of the beautifully preserved façades in the community. Learn More .
In this recorded web-based tour architectural historian Matt Postal leads us through unique Art Deco commercial and residential buildings while we discover Hudson Square, a dynamic tech hub with impressive Art Deco-era loft structures, some with remarkable sculptural reliefs, as well as stylish recent designs that evoke the 1930s. Learn More .
ADSNY's acclaimed Telling the Art Deco Stories of our Neighborhoods series continues with this engaging look at the wide variety of interesting Art Deco architecture and design in this unique Manhattan community situated between Greenwich Village and the Garment Center with architectural historian and tour guide, Matt Postal! Learn More .
Join architectural historian Anthony W. Robins to explore the superb Art Deco architectural treasures of The Grand Concourse––The Bronx's famed Art Deco thoroughfare. As a special treat, this “visit” to the Bronx also includes hearing Marvin Fine talking about the Park Plaza, thanks to an interview with our tour guide taped 40 years ago. Learn More .
Architectural historian Anthony W. Robins returns to host Part Two of our online events exploring the superb Art Deco architectural treasures of the Grand Concourse––the Bronx's famed Art Deco thoroughfare! You are sure to enjoy the lesser-known treasures of the Concourse featured in this video event. Learn More .
This recorded video event explores an area that we've never featured before and showcases the Art Deco treasures of Inwood. You're sure to enjoy highlights that show how the neighborhood boasts an unexpectedly large concentration of Deco gems. Learn More .
In this Video Event, architectural historian Matt Postal will lead us through Jamaica, Queens––a vibrant commercial center that boasts often overlooked Deco buildings. From modern classical to moderne, we'll see where modern aesthetics transformed this New York neighborhood. Learn More .
Join architectural historian Matt Postal to discover the large and leafy neighborhood of Midwood. Together, in this video event, we see a memorable group of lobbies, including stylish spaces decorated with ornamental Art Deco plaster reliefs, acid-etched glass, colorful patterned terrazzo, and dream-like murals. Learn More .
From the Empire State Building to Gramercy House, this video event explores an unusual collection of Art Deco architecture and design that highlights how the Deco style was utilized to create unique architectural treasures––each different from the next. Learn More .
Celebrate New York City’s extraordinary WPA swimming pools! Join Matt Postal for a deep dive into these artistic and logistical triumphs located in each of the five boroughs. This recorded program explores how the summer of 1936, brought Deco style to how New Yorker's summered. Learn More .
Architectural historian Matt Postal takes us on a tour of the rarely explored Art Deco treasures in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens. This video event even includes the notable Golden Gate that so many people have come to recognize and love. Learn More .
Sign up today to enjoy ADSNY's recorded virtual tour that explores the Art Deco architectural treasures of Northern Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood––led by architectural historian, Anthony W. Robins. Learn More .
Preservation Houston's David Bush and Jim Parsons use wonderful images and historical newsreel footage to discuss some of the state’s most stunning modernistic designs. In addition the duo illustrates how architects regionalized national and international design movements deep in the heart of Texas. Learn More .
In this video event, curator Barbara Haskell takes us on a virtual visit to her acclaimed exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art that reoriented art history by revealing the profound impact Mexican muralists had on their US-based counterparts from 1925–1945. Learn More .
In this recorded video event, historian David Freeland takes us beyond the Waldorf-Astoria's iconic and glittering image, using rare photos and documents to reveal the full extent of the Waldorf’s contribution as a shaper of twentieth century life and culture. Learn More .
Join historian Micha Gross for a virtual discovery of the architecture, cultural history, and preservation of Tel Aviv’s White City. In this Video Event we explore how Tel Aviv is filled with an ensemble of architecture and design that blurs the lines between the Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, International, and Bauhaus styles. Learn More .
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. Learn More .
In this Video Event curator Shoshana Resnikoff draws from The Wolfsonian–FIU’s outstanding holdings of European and American Art Deco, to explore the origins of the style as a decorative expression of European luxury and its flourishing in the United States as a manifestation of machine age ambitions. Learn More .
Though the majority of the most celebrated Art Deco designers remembered today are men, Kathleen Murphy Skolnik takes us through a number of women––many overlooked, forgotten, or overshadowed by their better-known spouses––who also adopted and fostered the development of the Deco aesthetic. Learn More .
Historian Kathleen Murphy Skolnik returns for the highly anticipated second installment of this series on the women of Art Deco! In this event we continue to examine the work of unsung heroines, from the whimsical table linens to the silver designs, to the modernistic ceramics and photography of Parisian storefronts. Learn More .
Deco On Demand Packages
These special packages include a wide variety of ADSNY's Video Events at a discounted price! These packages make for a unique gift for any occasion or a special treat for yourself. Each package contains complete video recordings of our engaging events and gives you, or the Deco enthusiast in your life, the opportunity to have the same experience as those who participated in each live event. To see more of our gift ideas, click here to check out ADSNY's Deco-inspired Gifts page
With this exciting gift, you or the Deco enthusiast in your life can enjoy four enthralling video recordings that feature exciting virtual visits to see Art Deco Paris, Mumbai, Manila, and, of course, New York City, all without having to pack a suitcase! To learn more, select one of the options below:
The Art Deco Globetrotter
The Art Deco Globetrotter
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With this exciting gift, you or the Deco enthusiast in your life can enjoy three enthralling video recordings that feature exciting virtual visits to see Art Deco in Texas, Chicago, and, of course, New York City, all without having to pack a suitcase! To learn more, select one of the options below:
The United States
Art Deco Explorer
The United States
Art Deco Explorer
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With this special gift, enjoy seven web-based illustrated talks exploring New York's copious amounts of Art Deco architecture and design, as well as the unique culture of this spirited era! To learn more, select one of the options below:
The New York City
Art Deco Adventurer
New York City
Art Deco Adventurer
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We are so excited to share with you this special package of two eye-opening and engaging illustrated talks highlighting some of the world's most innovative and often overlooked women designers and artists of the 1920s and 30s! To learn more, select one of the options below:
Women Pioneers of
the Art Deco Era
of the Art Deco Era
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–Suspended for now–
Due to the serious health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Art Deco Society of New York's in-person tours and travel programs have been suspended until a time when it is safe to be together again. The below programs have been postponed and will be reschedule for a later date. We are monitoring the Coronavirus developments closely and are taking this situation seriously, however, we want to remain optimistic that this too shall pass. We will let you know as soon as in-person programs resume and new dates have been selected for the below activities. Please feel free to reach out to ADSNY at Info@ArtDeco.org with any questions or concerns.
ADSNY is happy to announce a members-only, one-day immersion into Art Deco and important early twentieth century architecture and design in Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena! Space is limited so claim your seat today!
Northeast LA: Deco & Beyond
Northeast LA: Deco & Beyond
Date of rescheduled program TBD
The Art Deco Society of New York is excited to announce its next spectacular travel opportunity that will explore the Deco architecture and design splendors of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Catalina Island!
Destination Deco: Los Angeles,
Long Beach, and Catalina Island
Destination Deco: Los Angeles,
Long Beach, and Catalina Island
Date of rescheduled program TBD