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Making America Modern

Date: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time: 6–9pm
Location: The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue

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In the 1930s, designers in the U.S. put their own unique spin on Art Deco and other modern styles that had already made a splash in Europe. Join design historian Marilyn Friedman, author of the new book Making America Modern: Interior Design in the 1930s, as she discusses how luminaries like Donald Deskey, Paul T. Frankl, and Kem Weber transformed American interiors by embracing a brand-new aesthetic of simplicity, practicality, and comfort. Presented as part of The Wolfsonian’s Mark Mamolen program series on American homes.

6pm | Tour of Deco: Luxury to Mass Market led by co-curators Silvia Barisione and Shoshana Resnikoff
7pm | Talk
8pm | Reception + book signing

Free and open to the public