World’s Fairs of the Art Deco Era | Newberry

World’s Fairs of the Art Deco Era

Led by Kathleen Murphy Skolnik
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Four sessions, Thursdays, April 15 - May 6

2 - 4 pm (Central Time)

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Seminar Description

In the days before television and the internet allowed for instantaneous communication, regional, national, and international expositions acquainted the world with new scientific and industrial advances, innovative consumer products, and the latest trends in art and architecture. Take a virtual tour of some of the most significant and influential expositions of the period between the First and Second World Wars, including all seven held in the United States during this time.

Four sessions. Registration – $195

Kathleen Murphy Skolnik teaches art and architectural history at Roosevelt University and has lectured and written extensively on Art Deco-related topics. She is the co-author of The Art Deco Murals of Hildreth Meiere.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

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We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

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