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American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939

From: 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, February 12, 2022 | Wichita Art Museum

Art Deco is a wildly popular architecture and design movement from the 1920s and 1930s—the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression. The Wichita Art Museum will present an exhibition of 140+ iconic artworks—decorative arts, paintings, sculptures, and more—that epitomize this historical moment in American experience. This touring exhibition, co-organized by the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, will open at WAM on Saturday, February 12, 2022.

American Art Deco: Designing for the People investigates this dynamic period when the county went through sharp economic, political, social as well as artistic transformation. From stylish decorative art objects to industrial design products, from compelling photographs to modern paintings, the range of artworks in this exhibition reflect the glamour of the 1920s and the devastation and escapism of the 1930s.

Art Deco, short for arts décoratifs, took its name from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925. The international exposition celebrated a new style characterized by geometric ornament, symmetry, stylization, and angularity, which developed globally with different variants. In the United States, it combined modern style with an embrace of materials used in industry and new technologies, influencing the design of everything from skyscrapers and automobiles to clothing and radios.

Special ticket prices for American Art Deco Exhibition Tickets for Non-Members

Adults—$15Seniors (age 60 and older)—$10Students w/ID and youth (ages 5 to 17—$8)

These ticket prices include general museum admission, except Saturdays when general admission is free to all.

These exhibition tickets include admission to all WAM galleries, including American Art Deco. Tickets to American Art Deco may be purchased in-person at the museum’s Welcome Desk. No phone or online ticket orders will be available.

  • Admission:

    $10-$15

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  • Recurrence:

    Recurring daily

  • Days:

    February 12, 2022 - May 29, 2022

  • 2022-02-12 2022-05-29 17:00:00 American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939 <p>Art Deco is a wildly popular architecture and design movement from the 1920s and 1930s—the Roaring Twenties and Great Depression. The Wichita Art Museum will present an exhibition of 140+ iconic artworks—decorative arts, paintings, sculptures, and more—that epitomize this historical moment in American experience. This touring exhibition, co-organized by the <a href="https://www.joslyn.org/">Joslyn Art Museum</a> in Omaha, Nebraska, and <a href="https://www.nelson-atkins.org/">The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art</a> in Kansas City, Missouri, will open at WAM on Saturday, February 12, 2022.</p> <p><em>American Art Deco: Designing for the People</em> investigates this dynamic period when the county went through sharp economic, political, social as well as artistic transformation. From stylish decorative art objects to industrial design products, from compelling photographs to modern paintings, the range of artworks in this exhibition reflect the glamour of the 1920s and the devastation and escapism of the 1930s.</p> <p>Art Deco, short for <em>arts décoratifs</em>, took its name from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, held in Paris in 1925. The international exposition celebrated a new style characterized by geometric ornament, symmetry, stylization, and angularity, which developed globally with different variants. In the United States, it combined modern style with an embrace of materials used in industry and new technologies, influencing the design of everything from skyscrapers and automobiles to clothing and radios.</p> <p><strong>Special ticket prices for<em> American Art Deco </em>Exhibition Tickets for Non-Members</strong></p> <p>Adults—$15Seniors (age 60 and older)—$10Students w/ID and youth (ages 5 to 17—$8)</p> <p>These ticket prices include general museum admission, except Saturdays when general admission is free to all.</p> <p>These exhibition tickets include admission to all WAM galleries, including <em>American Art Deco</em>. Tickets to <em>American Art Deco </em>may be purchased in-person at the museum’s Welcome Desk. No phone or online ticket orders will be available.</p> 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Wichita, KS America/Chicago
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