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

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City MO

Nov 10 2022
Jan 08 2023
American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939

Exhibition | July 9, ’22-Jan. 8, 2023 | Bloch Building, Gallery L13-15

During the years between World War I and II, 1918–1939, Americans embraced a freer, more open society. The works of art, design, and architecture in what is known as the Art Deco style express a widespread confidence in the American dream. Technological advances and innovations in production and materials enabled buildings to increase in height and more people to travel, enjoy expanded leisure time, and furnish their homes with new objects. Yet it was also a complicated time, with racial

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$18Members are always free!Groups (10+): $14*Seniors (55+) $16Students with ID: $1012 & under: FreeGroup tickets sold on site.

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