CHICAGO ART DECO SOCIETY

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Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s; Talk by Historian and Author Marilyn Friedman

  • 11 Apr 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (CDT)
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Price Auditorium. 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago IL

Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s

Talk by Historian and Author Marilyn Friedman

This event is co-sponsored by Chicago Art Deco Society and The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries of the Art Institute of Chicago

This is a free event with museum admission. No registration is required.

Museum admission is free for Illinois residents every Thursday 5:00–8:00 PM —including during this event.

The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries and the Chicago Art Deco Society invite you to join design historian Marilyn Friedman, author of Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s, for a lecture on the development of interior design in America during the 1930s as seen in exhibition displays, model homes, and private commissions.

Friedman’s book demonstrates how fifty designers embraced influences as diverse as art deco, the Bauhaus, the Viennese Secession, Shintoism, and streamlining to create a quintessentially American modern interior design using innovative construction techniques and new materials.




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