Design December, 11 2009

Art Deco at the Met

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Roberta Smith writes, “In terms of art, one of the more decadent sights in New York right now is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.” She’s describing a new installation of art deco furnishings, curated by Jared Goss, and bringing out 150 French Art Deco objects… the most the museum has ever displayed at one time. Rightly so, Smith views these pieces as the antithesis of the Bauhaus (in look) and connected (in modern technology). Her piece in yesterday’s NYT breaks down the history of Art Deco as well, making it a good primer for those new to the style.

A few selections from the MET and related NYT slide show follow.