Nov 10 2022
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Jan 08 2023
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

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

Presented by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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 tensions and economic depression further disenfranchising many Americans. Traveling nationally before its presentation in Kansas City, this exhibition reconsiders this complex era in our nation’s history through a dazzling collection of Art Deco objects. It also celebrates the contributions of those who faced social inequities and explores the lasting impacts that this period had on American society.

Admission Info

$18

Members are always free!

Groups (10+): $14*

Seniors (55+) $16

Students with ID: $10

12 & under: Free

*Group tickets sold onsite.

Phone: 816-751-1278

Email: ask@nelson-atkins.org

Dates & Times

2022/11/10 - 2023/01/08

  • Dec 2, 2022 at 10:00 am - 09:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 3, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 4, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 5, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 8, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 9, 2022 at 10:00 am - 09:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 10, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 11, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 12, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 15, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 16, 2022 at 10:00 am - 09:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 18, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 19, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 22, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 23, 2022 at 10:00 am - 09:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 26, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 29, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 09:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 31, 2022 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 2, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jan 5, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 6, 2023 at 10:00 am - 09:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 7, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 8, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sun)

Additional time info:

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

Location Info

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

Parking Info

Entrance to the Parking Garage is off Oak Street, just south of 45th Street. The garage is fully ADA accessible. Parking is $12 per car | Free for members A free lot at the corner of 45th Street and Rockhill Road is available first come, first served. Public parking may not be available there during special events.

Accessibility Info

American Sign Language interpreters are available free of charge for talks and presentations. To schedule an interpreter, please contact communityprograms@nelson-atkins.org or call 816-751-0441. Please allow two weeks’ notice to schedule an interpreter.