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Sforzina: Designs for a Modern America, 1924-1941

The Art Deco Society of Washington presents the first retrospective of the works of Art Deco architect and designer Edgard Sforzina. Sforzina immigrated from Paris 2 years before the 1925 Paris Exposition often cited as the beginning of the Art Deco movement. In his short career in the United States he designed George Gershwin’s Art Deco apartment, interiors for Cincinnati Union Terminal, and numerous notable residences and store interiors.

Working with Sforzina’s granddaughter, ADSW has catalogued hundreds of his designs and prototypes and presents a 16 banner display of his works, including designs for barware, clocks, lamps, furniture, room settings. Also included are designs for commercial interiors and architectural drawings for mid-century houses.

This event will open during the Washington Modernism Show April 30th and May 1st but will continue at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial through July 9th. There is no admission fee, but admission to the Modernism Show or Memorial is required.