Kansas City Art Deco Society

Kansas City Art Deco Society
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17111
Building: 
Current Location: 
Upper sitting area of the cafe
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
A 1996 Poster for the Kansas City Art Deco Society's first meeting at Harlings bar.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
21 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
30 inches
Description: 

The Kansas City Art Deco Society was founded by Bill McDevitt in 1996. McDevitt's goal was to "preserve the bold geometric patterns and streamlined designs that comprised the area's signature architecture in the years between the World Wars" (-Kansas City Business Journal). This poster serves as a graphic token of those designs. A black san serif font overlays a gold border. At the center, a female figure stands in a presentation stance in front of a highly stylized Art Deco structure. This central image is most likely a still from a film. The included text reads "Kansas City Art Deco Society 1st Meeting Harlings March 1996".

Reproduce the Work in Library publications/publicity, including film or videotape: 
Yes
Make slides or videotapes for educational use: 
Yes
Permit the general public to photograph the work : 
Yes