Art Deco Metropolis: The Whiz Bang Buildings of Modern New York

    December 14, 2017 all-day
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    Roosevelt Island
    New York, NY 10044

    Art Deco Metropolis: The Whiz Bang Buildings of Modern New York

    Lecture on Roosevelt Island

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Chrysler Building. Credit: New York Public Library.

    (Roosevelt Island, NY, November 27, 2017) – The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, Rockefeller Center– these are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments that during the 1920s and ‘30s helped create the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis. Coined in the 1960s to describe a style of French decorative arts, Art Deco now refers to almost anything from saltcellars to skyscrapers, produced anywhere in the world during the early decades of this century, using abstract, stylized floral, geometric, or streamlined design. Anthony Robins will give an illustrated lecture on Art Deco, organized by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

    The event is FREE and open to the public. It is the third in the Society’s annual series of fall lectures.

    DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. Take the red bus (no charge) or walk eight minutes north to 524 Main Street.

    The Roosevelt Island Historical Society promotes awareness of our Island’s unique story and pursues preservation of its landmarks and artifacts. For more information, please visit