Rediscover Kansas City Art Deco

REDISCOVER KANSAS CITY ART DECO
Inventory
Collection Number: 
17112
Building: 
Current Location: 
Central: Café, upper seating area
Floor: 
1st
Object Description
Artist: 
Artist Nationality: 
American
Object Type: 
Details: 
A 1996 poster promoting the newly founded Kansas City Art Deco Society.
Framed: 
Yes
 - Glass
Length: 
20 inches
Width: 
1 inch
Height: 
30 inches
Description: 

Bill McDevitt founded the Kansas City Art Deco Society in 1996 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 particular work features a woman seated on a red velvet couch in front of a circular window encompassed in granite. The strong contrast of the grated window and the conical light fixture in the background make for an interesting juxtaposition and highlight of the building's architecture. The palette of the piece is primarily purple and red. The font of the poster delivers the Society's title, but also its essence.

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