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‘The International Style: Where Modern Design and Fine Art Collide’ Webinar

October 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Can’t make it live? Register and get access to the full replay for one week!
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While the early 20th century saw fanciful architectural styles like Art Deco and Expressionist take hold around the world, the mid 20th century saw the rise of counter styles that were simpler and more refined in nature. Enter the International Style — though it stripped buildings of all their decor, it allowed for commissioned independent fine artists to create incredible free-standing or wall-mounted works of art. It’s time to dive into one of the most interesting, and unorthodox, art collaborations in the design world.

Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the fascinating collaborations of fine artists and architectural firms surrounding the International Style.

Led by Sylvia Laudien-Meo — art historian, museum educator, and NYC tour guide — this virtual journey around NYC will include:

  • A look at buildings designed in the International Style by leading modern architectural firms like Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Mies van der Rohe, and Wallace Harrison
  • The artists whose pieces complimented the design movement including Marc Chagall, Henry Moore, Alexander Calder, and Isamu Noguchi
  • How the inspiration from the Bauhaus School, theater and modern dance, and a new interest in physical exploration of art within a spatial environment, all led to amazing public art spaces
  • How friendships between architects, museum professionals, and artists helped in the creation of these great projects

Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Sylvia — any and all questions about the art and architecture associated with the International Style are welcomed and encouraged!

Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

*Immediately upon registering, you will receive a separate, automated email containing the link to join this webinar

**For the best possible viewing experience, please ensure you’re using the latest version of your internet browser — Google Chrome is the most compatible. Exact technical requirements and a webinar user guide will be shared in the automated confirmation email upon registration.

***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week

About Sylvia

Sylvia Laudien-Meo is a freelance Art Historian who works in and around the city in various capacities, specializing on Modern and Contemporary art, with a strong focus on Public Art. She teaches art history at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has been working as a museum educator at MoMA, the Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum for over many years, engaging visitors in conversation based, interactive art experiences of permanent collections and changing exhibitions.

For the Municipal Art Society, UFT, Brandeis Univ., and private clients, she has been touring the city for over 20 years, exploring art and architecture, parks, neighborhoods and history. Working in various different capacities gives her a unique opportunity to make intriguing connections and weave together the complex perspectives that make out the tapestry of our fascinating city.

SLM holds a Masters Degree in Art History (with minors in History and American Studies) from the Joh. Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, as well as a Tourism degree from the EST in Paris France.


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