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.

 

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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This special virtual visit will explore the remarkable Art Deco importance of Rose Iron Works with its third generation President, Bob Rose. Bob will lead 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. 

Tuesday, September 28,

6:30 – 8:00 PM (EDT)

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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.

Sunday, October 10,

1:00 – 2:30 PM (EDT)

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 From the Empire State Building to Gramercy House, this online tour will explore 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.

Thursday, October 21,

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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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 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes

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. 

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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.

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 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!

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. 

Deco Manileño:

Art Deco in Manila  

Deco Manileño:

Art Deco in Manila  

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In this visually dazzling web-based 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.

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.

Designing Home:

Jews and Modernism

Designing Home:

Jews and Modernism

This engaging video event 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.

Forty-Second Street
from East to West

Forty-Second Street
from East to West

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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.

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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 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! 

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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 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." 

Mumbai:

Art Deco Jewel of India

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.

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

New York's Art Deco

Architecture

New York's Art Deco

Architecture

Join ADSNY and Marisa de Lempicka for this online illustrated talk celebrating the life and legacy of her great-grandmother––the renowned and trailblazing artist, Tamara de Lempicka. The presentation includes a number of little-known works by the acclaimed artist and exclusive photographs from family albums.

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

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 presentation gives an enjoyable look into how the period celebrated gender-defying performers who became popular from Times Square to Hollywood.

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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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.

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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.

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.

Telling the Art Deco Story

of Bay Ridge

Telling the Art Deco Story of

Bay Ridge

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.

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of Brighton Beach

Telling the Art Deco Story 

of Brighton Beach

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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!

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On this recorded virtual 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.

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.

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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 events exploring the superb Art Deco architectural treasures of the Grand Concourse––the Bronx's famed Art Deco thoroughfare!

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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.

Telling the Art Deco Story

of Inwood

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Join architectural historian Matt Postal to discover the large and leafy neighborhood of Midwood. Together 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. 

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In this video event we visit beautiful, mysterious Queens, with architectural historian Francis Morrone to explore the most diverse county in the United States. Together we see how the borough grew explosively in the interwar years, which led to a plethora of Art Deco and related modern styles of architecture.

Architectural historian Matt Postal takes us on a tour of the rarely explored Art Deco treasures in the Sunnyside neighborhood of Queens. This virtual tour even includes the notable Golden Gate that so many people have come to recognize and love. 

Telling the Art Deco Story

of Sunnyside

Telling the Art Deco Story 

of Sunnyside

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In this video event, architectural historian Francis Morrone explores the Art Deco treasures from Central Park West to Riverside Drive and everything in between! You'll see buildings by notable architects including Emery Roth, Boak & Paris, Irwin S. Chanin, Schwartz & Gross, and many more!

Sign up today to enjoy ADSNY's online, virtual tour that explores the Art Deco architectural treasures of Northern Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood––led by architectural historian, Anthony W. Robins.

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 . . .

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.

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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.

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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. 

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

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.

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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In-Person and Travel Events

–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

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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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