American Art Deco Design and Designers | Newberry

American Art Deco Design and Designers

Led by Kathleen Murphy Skolnik. Four sessions. 5:45 - 7:45 pm.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Wednesdays, September 25 - October 16

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Online registration is closed. Please call 312-255-3700.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (August 27 at 9 am** – September 13 at 4 pm): $195
Regular Registration Price (September 13 at 4 pm – first day of class): $214.5

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Online registration is closed. Please call 312-255-3700 to register.

Seminar Description

Although the modern approach to design now known as Art Deco originated in Europe, it was soon embraced by American architects and designers. This seminar examines the expression of Art Deco in American design from architecture to furniture, decorative objects to fashion and jewelry, and graphic arts to industrial design, at the same time profiling the major American Art Deco designers of the era.

Four sessions. E - $195, L - $214.5

Kathleen Murphy Skolnik teaches art and architectural history at Roosevelt University. She is the co-author of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meière and a contributor to Art Deco Chicago: Designing Modern America.

Materials List


  • A free digital course packet of additional material, compiled by the instructor and distributed electronically before the seminar begins. **Please note that you can purchase a printed copy at an additional cost to be paid at the first session (cash or check accepted).

First Reading:

  • For the first class, please read the file that will be sent upon registration, in the confirmation email.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.