INTERNATIONAL ART DECO
THE EXOTIC WORLD OF
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Location: Vancouver Museum,
Heritage Vancouver and the Canadian Art Deco Society welcome another expert on Art Deco to our series of talks and events celebrating the Tenth World Art Deco Congress, held in Montreal in May 2009.
Join us for "The Exotic World of Art Deco World’s Fairs" presented by local media personality and historian Maurice Guibord. Maurice has long been fascinated with World's Fairs and the cultural and architectural traits that they either launch or reflect. The influence of these fairs, both in Europe and in the United States, led to the dissemination of the Art Deco idiom. This has been a fascination of Maurice's for the past few decades. Come and explore the evolution of this architectural form through the expositions of the 1920s and 1930s, as put forward by avant-garde artists, corporate giants, and even the Nazi regime.
To kick off the evening Maurice Guibord and Donald Luxton will give a brief overview of "memorable moments" of the May Art Deco Congress in Montreal.
Many people collect World's Fair memorabilia and souvenirs. You are invited to bring your treasures to share with the audience on this special evening.For additional information, call 604 331 8430 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org