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. 

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Join us from Anywhere through
Live Online Events

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.

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Enjoy Deco On Demand  through
Recorded Video Events

ADSNY's Video Events are complete audio and visual recordings of our past events. These videos allow you to stream all of the original content of ADSNY's programs at a time that best fits your schedule. 

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Explore Deco Together through
In-Person Events

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.

In-Person Events

ADSNY is thrilled to begin offering in-person programming again! Please make sure to closely check the safety protocol on in-person programming before you register. We can't wait to see you in-person and tour New York's famed Art Deco architecture and design with you.

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We are elated to offer our first in-person program in over a year! Sign up today to join ADSNY and architectural historian Matt Postal for our in-person walking tour from Canal to Christopher Street in Manhattan.

Sunday, July 11,

1:00 – 2:30 PM (EDT)

 

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.​​ Due to the serious health concerns surrounding COVID-19, ADSNY has suspended all in-person programs and is offering these safe events for you to enjoy from your own home. 

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From Central Park West to Riverside Drive, and everything in between, architectural historian Francis Marrone will lead us on a web-based tour of buildings by Emery Roth, Boak & Paris, Irwin S. Chanin, Schwartz & Gross, and many other notable architects!

Tuesday, June 29

6:30 – 8:00 PM (EDT)

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On this virtual tour we'll discover Hudson Square, an emerging tech hub with impressive Art Deco-era loft structures, some with remarkable sculptural reliefs, as well as stylish recent designs that evoke the 1930s.

Tuesday, July 13,

6:30 – 8:00 PM (EDT)

 

Deco On Demand  Recorded Video Events

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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.

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This engaging video event presented by design historian and author, Marilyn F. Friedman, explores early efforts by designers in America to develop a unique response to the modern design featured at the 1925 Paris Exposition. 

Join ADSNY and Art Deco expert Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, for an 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 visual treat!

Art Deco 101: Introduction to American Decorative Arts & Design  

Art Deco 101: Intro to American Decorative Arts & Design  

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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 aspect of the United States' Art Deco heritage.

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 questions and more!

Art Deco 101: The Origins

Art Deco 101: The Origins

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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. 

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. 

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ADSNY is elated to join Executive Chairman and Founder of EverGreene Architectural Arts, Jeff Greene, for this captivating Video Event featuring a behind-the-scenes look into the process of restoring and conserving some of the world's most important Art Deco treasures!

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!

Deco Manileño:

Art Deco in Manila  

Deco Manileño:

Art Deco in Manila  

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You are sure to enjoy this visually dazzling recorded Video Event that tells the story of the most beautiful radios ever made with renowned expert, author, and collector, Peter Sheridan. 

In this recorded video presentation, Donald Albrecht, explores the contributions of Jewish designers, architects, patrons, and merchants in the creation of a distinctly modern, Twentieth-century American domestic landscape. This event can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home at a time that best fits your schedule.

Designing Home:

Jews and Modernism

Designing Home:

Jews and Modernism

Get your ticket to join this recorded Video Event that tours Midtown Manhattan’s major boulevard of Deco skyscrapers. The event showcases some of the city’s most famous monuments including the Daily News Building, American Radiator Building, Chanin Building, and, the one-and-only, Chrysler Building!

Forty-Second Street
from East to West

Forty-Second Street
from East to West

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In this special video event, 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.

Monday at the Movies Cinema Chat: A Free Soul

In this Video Event, experts in the golden age of Hollywood screen and discuss wonderful 1930s and 40s escapist fantasies with ADSNY’s audience. In this event we will screen and discuss MGM's 1931 pre-Code drama,

A Free Soul.

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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.

Monday at the Movies Cinema Chat: Trouble in Paradise

In this recorded event, experts in the golden age of Hollywood screen and discuss wonderful 1930s and 40s escapist fantasies with ADSNY. This video event includes a screening and discussion of one of the most stylish and elegant early 1930s romantic comedies, Trouble in Paradise!

Mumbai:

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 recorded video presentation Anthony W. Robins explores how, in New York, Art Deco evolved through a series of Manhattan skyscrapers into the city’s chief architectural language.

 

This event can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home at a time that best fits your schedule.

New York's Art Deco

Architecture

New York's Art Deco

Architecture

In this recorded video event, Marisa de Lempicka, great-granddaughter of Tamara de Lempicka, shares stunning images of the remarkable artist and her pioneering work that show how Tamara's paintings defined Art Deco and her life epitomized the Jazz Age.

Passion by Design: The Art and Times of Tamara de Lempicka

In this recorded Video Event, historian and playwright, Daniel Hurewitz, invites you to reconsider the lost history of Prohibition, 100 years after it began.

This event can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home at a time that best fits your schedule.

Queer History of

Prohibition

Queer History of Prohibition

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This one-of-a-kind recorded video event by designer and educator Silas Munro gives a dynamic look into an emerging generation of young black writers, poets, and artists, during what would come to be known as the Harlem Renaissance.

Queerness in Black Publications
from the Harlem Renaissance

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In this visually stunning recorded video event, professor, author, and curator, Kendall Brown, takes us on an

in-depth exploration of Japanese Art Deco as an expression of both cosmopolitan elegance and national power.

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Sign up today to enjoy this not-to-be-missed video event exploring the mesmerizing New York Art Deco designs of the highly acclaimed architect, Ralph Walker, and his celebrated architectural firm Voorhees, Gmelin, and Walker.

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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.

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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.

In this recorded Video Event, architectural historian Matt Postal explores the history and exquisite Art Deco architecture and design of Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood. This event is made possible through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Telling the Art Deco Story

of Bay Ridge

Telling the Art Deco Story of

Bay Ridge

This Video Event features an engaging tour of the rarely explored Art Deco architectural treasures of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach neighborhood, led by Matt Postal. This event is made possible through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Telling the Art Deco Story

of Brighton Beach

Telling the Art Deco Story 

of Brighton Beach

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ADSNY's Telling the Art Deco Story series continues with this engaging look at the wide variety of Art Deco architecture and design in Chelsea with architectural historian Matt Postal!

Join architectural historian Anthony W. Robins in this Video Event, exploring the superb Art Deco architectural treasures of the Grand Concourse––the Bronx's famed Art Deco thoroughfare. This event is made possible through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Telling the Art Deco Story

of the Grand Concourse,

Part One

Telling the Art Deco Story of

the Grand Concourse, Part One

Architectural historian Anthony W. Robins returns to host Part Two of our online series exploring the Art Deco treasures of the northern Grand Concourse! This event is made possible through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Telling the Art Deco Story

of the Grand Concourse,

Part Two

Telling the Art Deco Story of

the Grand Concourse, Part Two

This online tour, of an area that we've never featured before, showcases the Art Deco treasures of Inwood and highlights how the neighborhood boasts an unexpectedly large concentration of Deco gems. This event is made possible through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Telling the Art Deco Story

of Inwood

In this video recording, architectural historian, Matt Postal, takes us on a tour of the rarely explored Art Deco treasures in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens. This event is made possible through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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of Sunnyside

Telling the Art Deco Story 

of Sunnyside

This engaging Video Event features a virtual tour exploring the Art Deco architectural treasures of Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood––led by architectural historian, Anthony W. Robins. This event is made possible through the support of the New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Telling the Art Deco Story

of Washington Heights

Telling the Art Deco Story of

Washington Heights

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.

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In this recorded video event, historian David Freeland takes us beyond the Waldorf's 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. 

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.

Windy City Art Deco

Windy City Art Deco

In this recorded video presentation, Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, examines the works of talented women who made their mark on design during the Art Deco era.

 

This event can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home at a time that best fits your schedule.

Women of Art Deco Design

Deco On Demand  Packages

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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

Women Pioneers

of the Art Deco Era

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Travel Events

–Suspended for now–

Due to the serious health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Art Deco Society of New York's in-person 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

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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

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Date of rescheduled program TBD

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