Art Hist In-Person: Art Deco


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0892_DECO
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 20
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $45
Exclusive Curator Tour of Art Deco Designs at Kirkland Museum
One In-Person Session
Sat., Sept. 28, 2024, 9:30-11:30 am MT

How does exclusive access to art galleries and collections sound? For this course, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is opening its doors early to do exactly that. Kirkland Museum is home to a world-class international decorative art collection, featuring every major design period from Arts & Crafts through Postmodern. And in 2024, it’s celebrating Art Deco, the style that flourished in the 1920s and 1930s as designers looked toward the future.

Led by curator Becca Goodrum and Maya Wright, the museum’s director of interpretation, this tour explores the full timeline of Art Deco design. Enjoy the context of this global art movement with examples from Western Europe and the United States in the permanent gallery. Go further in depth as you view the Vanity & Vice: American Art Deco exhibition, which explores the dynamic designs that arose from the rebellious years of 1920–1933. This exhibition invites you into two distinct spaces occupied by a progressive Prohibition-era woman: her boudoir and a speakeasy. And finally, explore the Art Deco objects that filled these rooms and how they speak to a time of freedom and change. The tour is followed by a discussion of the exhibition themes with the curatorial team.

Becca Goodrum is the curatorial associate at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art. Vanity & Vice marks her first time serving as the sole curator of a temporary exhibition.

Maya D. Wright is the director of interpretation at Kirkland Museum where she has worked for 19 years. She received her MA in art history from DU in 2013.


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Saturday 28 September 2024 28 September 2024 09:30AM - 11:30AM All Students Becca Goodrum