CHICAGO ART DECO SOCIETY

COMING EVENTS

    • 29 Oct 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Chicago History Museum
    • 12
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    Chicago Art Deco Society presents an exclusive tour of the current exhibition, “Silver Screen to Mainstream”.  Showcasing fashions from Paris, New York,        Chicago, and Hollywood, the exhibition tracks how Hollywood's glamorous reach extended to all classes through the 1940s, telling tales of making it big, making do, and maintaining appearances during a tumultuous era in   American history. 

    Featuring thirty garments by designers such as Chanel, Vionnet, Valentina, Paul du Pont, Howard Greer, and Adrian, we will be introduced to a time when sophisticated design lent a perception of stability as the nation grappled with its reinvention.

    The tour of the exhibition will be led by Virginia Heaven, exhibit curator,  who is an Associate Professor of Fashion Design at Columbia College Chicago where she teaches design, fashion history and curatorial studies.  Heaven has held previous positions as a costume designer for BBC television and as a curator.  She has consulted on exhibitions in many museums nationally, including the Smithsonian Institution and  the American Museum of Natural History. In July 2019, Heaven was appointed to the position of Curator of Costumes at the CHM.

Past events

28 Sep 2019 Deco in the Afternoon - Walking Tour of Three Exceptional Northside Jewels
13 Jun 2019 Drop in Social at the Coq d'Or Lounge at the Drake Hotel
08 Jun 2019 Everyone’s Art Gallery: Posters of the London Underground
21 May 2019 Drop-In Social at Ceres Cafe
18 Apr 2019 CADS outing to see the Chaperone
14 Apr 2019 Chicago Art Deco Society Annual Meeting
11 Apr 2019 Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s; Talk by Historian and Author Marilyn Friedman
08 Apr 2019 Spring Fling at Somerset in the Viceroy Hotel
24 Mar 2019 Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America at Oak Park Public Library
02 Dec 2018 Behind the Scenes at the Art Deco Nutcracker
10 Nov 2018 Misunderstandings in the Confrontation of Art Deco and Modernism
25 Aug 2018 CADS Annual Picnic
15 Aug 2018 Art Deco Metropolis: The Whiz Bang Buildings of Modern New York
23 Jun 2018 What Art Deco Space Always Wanted to Be: Walter W. Ahlschlager in Chicago and Cincinnati
21 Apr 2018 The Chicago Art Deco Society invites you to: The Logan Theater’s Murder on the Orient Express
12 Apr 2018 Two California Designers: Jock Peters and Kem Weber
24 Feb 2018 CADS Annual Meeting 2018
05 Dec 2017 The CADS Holiday Party
18 Nov 2017 DFW DECO: Modernist Architecture of North Texas
21 Oct 2017 Making it Modern: Elgin American and the Development of American Design
26 Aug 2017 The CADS Great Summer Picnic
17 Apr 2017 CADS DROP IN SOCIAL
18 Mar 2017 Making Mainboucher: The First American Couturier
25 Feb 2017 Chicago Art Deco Society 2017 Annual Meeting
13 Dec 2016 Annual Holiday Party
12 Nov 2016 Living With The Art Deco Style
22 Oct 2016 A Vintage Clothing Social
08 Oct 2016 Art Deco at the Art Institute of Chicago
29 Sep 2016 Driehaus Car Museum and a special preview of ART DECO CHICAGO: MAKING AMERICA MODERN
03 Jul 2016 CANCELED: "Art Deco Metropolis" with Anthony W. Robins
15 Jun 2016 Lecture: “The International Style Exhibit, 1932: Transforming American Architecture" by Richard Guy Wilson
20 May 2016 CADS Spring Happy Hour Drop-In Social
16 Apr 2016 CADS Civic Opera Tour
20 Mar 2016 Brunch and Film: ROCKWELL KENT: A Documentary Film
09 Mar 2016 CHICAGO DESIGNS AMERICA: A Review of Home Appliances Reflecting the Art Deco Style
29 Feb 2016 CADS Winter Happy Hour Drop In Social
13 Feb 2016 CADS 2016 Annual Meeting and Movie Screening
10 Dec 2015 Food, Drinks, and Frivolity: CADS Annual Holiday Party!!!
14 Nov 2015 Tour the National Public Housing Museum and the Legacies of Art Deco
22 Oct 2015 LECTURE: Greetings from Chicago- Urban Modernity in the Linen Postcards of Curt Teich & Co.
20 Oct 2015 A Night of Literature and Music with Author Mary Morris and Jazz Artist Art Hoyle
06 Oct 2015 Tea with CADS and ROHL: A special discussion on Art Deco Design Past and Present
04 Oct 2015 Lecture: Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
03 Oct 2015 Lecture: Movie Deco by Donald Albrecht
19 Sep 2015 Lecture: An Empire on Parade: Art and Architecture of the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition
14 Aug 2015 Summer Social with Archibald Motley and the Fat Babies!
05 Aug 2015 Design Evolution: Art Deco at the Century of Progress International Exposition
02 Aug 2015 The Great CADS Summer Picnic 2015
18 Jun 2015 Chicago Motor Club Exclusive Pre-Grand Opening Celebration
11 Jun 2015 Lecture: "Defining Art Deco" with Richard Guy Wilson
18 May 2015 Lecture: Shanghai Art Deco
07 May 2015 Pickwick Theater Classic Film Showing of the Jazz Age Comedy "WHY BE GOOD?"
22 Apr 2015 Spring Social Happy Hour
23 Mar 2015 BUENOS AIRES ART DECO: A “MELTING POT” OF MODERNITY
07 Mar 2015 The Art Deco Architecture of Camagüey, Cuba
04 Mar 2015 CAMAGÜEY, CUBA: HISTORY, CULTURE, AND ARCHITECTURE by WILFREDO RODRIGUEZ RAMOS
07 Feb 2015 CADS Annual Meeting (DEFINING “MODERN” DESIGN: Art Deco between Chicago and Milan)
12 Dec 2014 CADS 2014 Holiday Social at Room 13 Speakeasy
06 Dec 2014 ART DECO MAILBOXES: An Illustrated Design History
15 Nov 2014 EN GUERRE: French Illustrators and World War I
22 Sep 2014 DECO RADIO: The Most Beautiful Radios Ever Made
17 Sep 2014 SUPREME CITY: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America
31 Aug 2014 Honky Tonk BBQ Event with the Fat Babies
10 Aug 2014 The CADS Great Summer Picnic
06 Aug 2014 Hildreth Meière and the Classical Roots of Art Deco
23 May 2014 Art Deco Symposium: French World’s Fairs and Ocean Liners by Pascal Laurent and The Houses of Tomorrow by Keith Bringe
19 May 2014 Spring Social at Ceres Cafe in the Chicago Board of Trade
26 Apr 2014 Selling Good Design: Promoting the Early Modern Interior By Marilyn Friedman
17 Apr 2014 Petra’s Recession Seven Band Featuring Jazz Vocalist Petra Van Nuis
30 Mar 2014 20th Annual World's Fair Memorabilia Show
29 Mar 2014 Luxurious Ocean Liners: The 1930s “Baltic Twins”— M/S Pilsudski and M/S Batory
27 Mar 2014 Vintage Poster Expo
20 Mar 2014 CADS Volunteer Social
22 Feb 2014 SOLD OUT!! / CADS Annual Meeting & Film Screening (DECO: The Art of Glamour)
04 Dec 2013 CADS Holiday at Red Pagoda and Club Lucky
19 Nov 2013 Ceres Cafe
05 Oct 2013 Eisenberg Jewelry: A Chicago Art Deco Legacy
27 Sep 2013 An Evening at the Golden Triangle
11 Aug 2013 2013 Annual Picnic at Rebori's Kuhn/Don House
11 May 2013 Great Gatsby Screening
08 May 2013 A look at the unique architecture of R. Harold Zook, with Betty Green.
14 Mar 2013 World Congress on Art Deco
15 Dec 2012 Erté: the Father of Art Deco

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