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Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde

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Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde

Afternoon Lecture/Seminar

Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1NV092
This online program is presented on Zoom.
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The term “Art Deco” did not exist until the 1960s. Prior to that, the geometric, bold, machine-focused style now collectively packaged within that genre was known by many names, representing a variety of regional versions of Modernism.

Drawing from the recent exhibition “Art Deco: Commercializing the Avant-Garde,” Angelina Lippert, chief curator at Poster House in New York City, offers a lively chronicle of the rise and fall of what would come to be known as Art Deco.

Her overview begins at the 1925 Paris Exhibition, where avant-garde Modernist styles became a global influence, and concludes as Deco graphics became more nationalistic in the lead-up to World War II.

World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.