Design [R]evolutions: The Morse Historic Design Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
Art Deco to Streamline: Modern American Metalwork, 1925 - 1940
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Lecture
In the rush toward modernity after the 1925 Paris Exposition, architectural and domestic metalwork gained prominence in the public eye, exemplifying the "art deco" mode. Using examples from Cooper-Hewitt's collection, curator and art historian Jewel Stern will examine the stylistic transition in metalwork during the late 1920s and 1930s, from the exuberance of the Jazz Age through the Depression, reflecting a new sober aesthetic associated with "streamlining" and a modern classicism.
The Morse Historic Design Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse, Jr.
Please be advised of the University Club's dress code, which is in effect at all times. Male Members and guests are required to wear jackets, dress shirts, and ties. Female Members and guests are required to wear clothing meeting similar standards.