Past Programs
Prohibition New York: Art Deco of the 1920s
Barry Lewis
Thu, May 24th, 2012 | 7:30 pm
(Members $12)

Event details

Art Deco was the signature style of the boom times we call the Jazz Age. In New York, it coincided with the emergence of a new society that was breaking down Victorian mores and kicking up its heels. Then it all came to a sudden halt in 1929 when the stock market crashed. Join us to see New York’s first self-conscious embrace of the “new,” the last time “modernism” had fun.

Speakers Bio(s)

Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and the host a popular series of walking tours on PBS. He teaches at Cooper Union Forum and the New York School of Interior Design.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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