April 28, 2010 Sponsor Spotlight

Sponsor Spotlight: Art Deco Society of Washington’s Modernism Expo

A sample of the modern furniture that can be foud at ADSW's annual Expo.

The Art Deco Society of Washington will host its 27th annual Exposition of 20th Century Decorative Arts on May 22-23 at the Dulles Expo and Conference Center in Chantilly, Virginia. The Expo, which began in 1983 primarily as an Art Deco show, is the nation’s oldest modernism show and  pays tribute  to the 1925 Paris  Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes.

Held annually at locations in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia suburbs, the Expo gradually expanded to include other design movements of the 20th century. The 2010 show will include the sale of all 20th Century design movements, including Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Art Moderne, Mid Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Atomic.

The society is a nonprofit organization devoted to preservation of the architectural, industrial, decorative, and cultural arts of Art Deco era. The Expo is the group’s primary source of funding to support its preservation and education efforts.

If you are looking for some vintage clothing to go along with the modern furniture and housewares you will find at the Expo, pick up tickets for the Society’s popular Vintage Fashion Show on May 1 from 2 to 4 pm at Positano’s in Bethesda.

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