The term art deco was derived from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, a 1925 Paris exhibition that called for artists around the world to create something new, not mimicked from the Victorian or any other era, Sinclair said.
Landmark art deco buildings in the U.S. include the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building in New York.
Sacramento has only a few art deco buildings, including the East Lawn Memorial building, the Crest and Tower theaters and the Kress building on K Street, Sinclair said. Other art deco societies are located in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and about three dozen exist worldwide, according to the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies.
The Sacramento society aims to educate people about the art deco history and art through its lecture series, movies and events throughout the city showcasing the period between the 1920s and 1940s.
In the past, the society has organized museum exhibits at the Folsom History Museum featuring art deco-style items such as dining room arrangements, elevator doors and cars, said Bruce Woodward, the society’s secretary and a longtime member. More recently, the society partnered with the Blue Line Arts gallery in Roseville, showcasing art deco items with local artwork inspired by the era.
Members also advocate for preserving local buildings in danger of being torn down, Woodward said.
Friday, July 01, 2016
Sacramento Art Deco Society Celebrates 25th Anniversary
I need to get over there and check them out: