April has been designated World Art Deco Month by the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies and Florida is in the spotlight this year as the destination for the 16th World Congress on Art Deco. The program Modernism – Florida’s Hidden Treasures celebrates the state’s rich Art Deco heritage with a series of guided tours, expert lectures, and elegant parties from April 18 to 30.
Pre-Congress events begin in Central Florida on April 18 with a visit to the Morse Museum, famous for its Tiffany glass collection. Miami Beach and its iconic Ocean Drive are at the center of a week-long program organized by the Miami Design Preservation League from April 20 to 27. The Jewish Museum and the Wolfsonian Museum in South Beach are among the highlights of the Congress itinerary.
World Art Deco Day on April 28 marks the Grand Opening of the 1925 Paris Exposition of Decorative and Industrial Arts which inspired the Art Deco design movement. The day will be celebrated in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Palm Beach with the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches.
A visit to the Art Deco gallery at WMODA was planned originally in the Congress program but the timing of our museum move made this impossible. We look forward to welcoming Art Deco enthusiasts back to WMODA to revel in the ceramics and glass art of the Roaring Twenties and Glamorous Thirties when we reopen at our new Hollywood location.
Read about Hollywood’s history in the Art Deco era.
See the itineraries for the World Congress.
Watch the invitation to the Congress from the Miami Design Preservation League.
Read more about the Art Deco collection at WMODA and the exploits of the Flappers, Vamps and Divas in Louise Irvine’s articles for WMODA.
Flappers, Vamps & Divas
Art Deco Glass
Richard Garbe (1876-1957)
Richard Garbe: Art Deco Sculptor
Clarice Cliff – A Colorful Life
Clarice Cliff – A Bizarre Affair
Victoria Ellis Deco revival
Miami by the Sea Poster
Palm Beach Girl Movie Poster
Sunshine State Postcard
Royal Doulton Bather
Royal Doulton Sunshine Girl
Rosenthal Temple Dedication
Longwy Atlas Vase
Clarice Cliff Lion with Globe
Lenci Nude on the World
World Congress on Art Deco Florida