Wednesdays, April 7 and 14
4:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Michael F. Crowe, an architectural historian with a master’s degree in art history, has served in the National Park Service as coordinator of the National Historic Landmark Program, Federal Property Transfer Program, and Historic Preservation Fund Grant Program. He is the founder and former president of the Art Deco Society of California and the author of Deco by the Bay: The Art Deco Architecture of the San Francisco Bay Area and, with Bob Bowen, San Francisco Art Deco.
"Art Deco: What Is It and Where Did It Come From?" April 7
The history of this popular design movement will be traced from its European sources to its pervasive spread in the United States and throughout the world. Learn about the wonders of the zig zag and chevron designs and the forces that made the Art Deco movement possible.
"Art Deco: Who Embraced It and Why?" April 14
This lecture further explores some of the artists and designers who put their stamp on the Art Deco design movement. Discussions of jewelry, fashion, furniture, and other aspects will be included. Special emphasis will be on the contributions of women such as Coco Chanel, Eileen Gray, Tamara de Lempika, and Sonia Delaunay.
Art Focus lectures are open to all with a discount for Cantor Arts Center members. Registration will begin in January 2010. If a lecture is oversubscribed, members will be given priority. If space allows, a single session of a lecture series may be attended for a fee of $25. For more information or to become a member please call the Membership Office at 650-723-3482 or click here.