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Art Deco - From Paris to Chicago: The 1925 Exposition & the Windy City

  • 25 Apr 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


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Join us at Chicago Art Deco Society for a featured lecture presentation by Teri Edelstein, as part of the upcoming inaugural celebration of World Art Deco Day in commemoration of the 1925 International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts. This talk will explore how the Exposition featured examples of the moderne style that had begun to surface earlier in the 20th century.  And trace their appearance within the increasingly cosmopolitan commercial  world of the Windy City. Art Deco influences appeared in a variety of vibrant forms entering architecture, fashion, craftwork, and graphic design. Major local brands, ranging from Marshall Field to Elgin American Company,  picked up on the new trends.  The Fair itself, and the style it codified and popularized, came to play a major role in promoting modern deco tastes in Chicago.

Dr. Teri J. Edelstein, curator and museum consultant, is principal of Teri J. Edelstein Associates, Museum Strategies, and has served as Deputy Director of The Art Institute of Chicago and previously as director of The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art and the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. Her numerous publications include the books Perspectives on Berthe Morisot and Art for All: British Posters for Transport, as well as a major contributing essay in  Art Deco  Chicago: Designing Modern AmericaMost recently, she curated Everyone's Art Gallery: Posters of the London Underground for The Art Institute of Chicago. 

We are pleased to be hosting this virtual event for an international audience from sister Art Deco and modern arts societies around the world. Check in with your local Art Deco society for more information about World Art Deco Day special events in the month of April. 

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