Cleveland 2017

WELCOME TO CLEVELAND!

The 20th Century Society USA is honored to host the 14th World Congress on Art Deco ®. The theme of the Congress is “Artists, Designers, & Craftsmen.”

The World Congress on Art Deco ® is an initiative commenced by the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) in 1991. MDPL owns the name and the corporate logo for the World Congress.

Conceived by Barbara Baer Capitman of Miami Beach, and initiated by the Art Deco preservation group she founded, Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL), the World Congress aims to provide a forum for the worldwide exchange and promotion of ideas and information

At the formal bi-annual meeting of ICADS, sponsor societies seeking to host a future Congress (ie in four years) can submit nominations, which are considered and voted on at the meeting. The meeting also ratifies the next World Congress (in two years time).

A World Congress is intended to provide a forum for the world-wide exchange and promotion of ideas and information about Art Deco. The goals are:

  • To promote the understanding of Art Deco as a worldwide design movement
  • To identify sites and monuments around the world
  • To network preservation groups
  • To promote the conservation and preservation of sites and monuments
  • To utilise Art Deco as an opportunity for economic development through tourism
  • To raise the public awareness of Art Deco

Each Congress consists of 4-5 days of formal presentations, structured tours, and social events. Pre-Congress and post-Congress programmes (generally consisting of 3 day tours) are also developed and conducted in cities reasonably close to the Congress site.

Previous and Future Host Cities of the World Congress on Art Deco:

 

Congress Date: May 14-21, 2017

Most lectures and presentations will take place on the campus of Cleveland State University (CSU)–about a 15 minute walk (0.6 miles or 1 km) from the Metropolitan at the 9, the World Congress host hotel. The Congress registration fee will include a weekly transit pass for all delegates, which will be valid for all forms of public transport within the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) network—including busses, light rail, and the bus rapid transit (BRT)– also known as the “HealthLine”–since it connects to the largest medical centers in the region. (www.riderta.com)

It’s about an 8 minute ride on the HealthLine from the Metropolitan Hotel to CSU.

We’ll also provide maps and lists of local museums, theaters, restaurants, nightclubs and bars—so delegates can enjoy Cleveland’s excellent restaurants and cultural venues during their free time.

Registration Fee: $1200

 

Registration fee includes the opening reception, bus transportation for the tours, all museum and tour fees, most lunches including The Silver Grille, Goodtime III boat tour and dinner, one drink ticket at The Vault, Art Deco Ball dinner and dance, evening bus transportation to the neighborhoods on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday night, 78th Street Studios reception, Sunday farewell breakfast, a detailed guidebook, and a RTA weekly pass.
Registration fee does NOT include breakfast, most dinners, hotel room, “optional tours” and evening events, and transportation to and from Cleveland.

 

Itinerary + Trip details

Sunday, May 14, 2017

14th WORLD CONGRESS ON ART DECO
OPENING RECEPTION
ENGLISH OAK ROOM, TOWER CITY CENTER (Former Cleveland Union Terminal) 1930.
50 Public Square
Architects: Small & Rowley

 
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English Oak Room chandelier and ceiling detail - Photo: Colin Rose

English Oak Room chandelier and ceiling detail
Photo credit: Colin Rose

Monday, May 15, 2017

WELCOME
Joe Loundy, President, Board of Directors, International Coalition of Art Deco Societies

 

ROSE IRON WORKS
Bob Rose, President, Rose Iron Works

 

THE WOMEN OF ART DECO DESIGN
Kathleen Murphy Skolnik, Chicago Art Deco Society

 

BREAK

 

PAUL FEHER: THE CALIFORNIA YEARS
Rory Cunningham, President Emeritus, Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

 

 

TALK LIKE A CLEVELANDER
Mick Beyer, President, 20th Century Society USA

 

 

LUNCH
Cleveland State University Student Center, Glasscock Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Room 311
2121 Euclid Avenue

 

 

AFTERNOON TOURS
Tours include Art Deco and “non-Deco” sites, to familiarize delegates with Downtown Cleveland.
West Side Market
Guardians of Transportation on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge
Terminal Tower Group and Observation Deck
Playhouse Square
Greyhound Bus Terminal

 

 

BREAK

 

BUS LEAVES FROM HILTON DOWNTOWN (100 Lakeside Avenue East) then stops at
The Metropolitan Hotel (2017 East 9th Street) before arriving at Flats West Bank.

 

BUS LEAVES FROM THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL for the Flats West Bank.

 

 

LAST BUS LEAVES FROM THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL for Flats West Bank.

 

 

DINNER CRUISE ALONG CUYAHOGA RIVER AND LAKE ERIE ON THE NAUTICA QUEEN.

 

 

NAUTICA QUEEN CRUISE CONCLUDES. Buses return to the Hilton Downtown and The Metropolitan Hotel.

 

 
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Old Post Office Lobby Photo: Colin Rose

Old Post Office Lobby Photo: Colin Rose

Guardian of Transportation Photo: Mihaly Balenovich

Guardian of Transportation Photo: Mihaly Balenovich

State Theater Lobby Mural Photo: Colin Rose

State Theater Lobby Mural Photo: Colin Rose

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

THE CLEVELAND EXPOSITION OF 1937—THE ROMANCE OF IRON AND STEELRobin Grow, President, Art Deco & Modernism Society of Australia, Inc.

 

SAINT-QUENTIN: ART DECO CITY
Frederique Macarez, Mayor of Saint-Quentin

 

IRVING BERLIN: MAESTRO OF THE ART DECO ERA
Dr. Robert Jenner, Art Deco Society of Washington DC

 

WALK TO THE HIGBEE BUILDING
Ritz-Carlton staff will guide you to the Higbee Building tenth floor

 

LUNCH AT THE SILVER GRILLE

 

WALK TO BUSES WAITING ON PROSPECT AVENUE
Ritz-Carlton staff will guide you to Prospect Avenue (behind the Terminal Tower)

 

BUSES DEPART FOR SEVERANCE HALL

 

SEVERANCE HALL TOUR

 

AFTERNOON TOURS
Tours will include Deco and “non-Deco” sights to familiarize delegates to Downtown Cleveland
Rose Iron Works
Ohio Bell Building
Fountain of Eternal Life
The Arcade
The Cleveland Mall
Society for Savings Building

 

AFTERNOON TOURS CONCLUDE
Dinner on your own

 

EVENING EVENT AT THE VAULT
In the historic bank vaults of The Cleveland Trust Company
Metropolitan at the 9 (2017 East 9th Street, lower level)
Live music from Red Light Roxy. Open bar. We’ll have about half The Vault in a semi-private area, but allow The Vault staff to place a wristband to identify you as part of the group for the open bar.
 
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Label: The Silver Grille - Photo: Ritz Carlton Cleveland

The Silver Grille
Photo: Ritz Carlton Cleveland

Cleveland Greyhound Station - Photo: Lisa Beyer

Cleveland Greyhound Station
Photo: Lisa Beyer

Gazelle Gate - Photo: Rose Iron Works

Gazelle Gate
Photo: Rose Iron Works

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

AMERICAN INFLUENCES ON THE WORK OF LASZLO HUDEC
Virag Csejdy, Director, Hudec Cultural Foundation, Budapest

 

THE LAWSON CLOCK STORY—THE CLEVELAND CONNECTION
Randy Juster, Sacramento Art Deco Society

 

BREAK

 

JACQUES-EMILE RUHLMANN, THEATRE DECORATOR
Julie Faure, Paris Art Deco Society

 

WHAT IS A BUCKEYE?
Mick Beyer, President, 20th Century Society USAs_last]

 

LUNCH
Cleveland State University Student Center, Glasscock Ballroom, Third Floor, Room 311

 

AFTERNOON TOURS
Western Reserve Historical Society
Park Synagogue
The Hangar Club

 

Art Deco Lecture by Steven Harrison, Curator of Decorative Art & Design
The Cleveland Museum of Art

 

FREE TIME TO EXPLORE THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART AND BEYOND
The art museum is open until 9:00 pm. Dinner on your own at the museum, or nearby Uptown or Little Italy. Shuttle buses will run from the art museum, Uptown, Little Italy, and Downtown Hotels.

 

 
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Severance Hall Mural - Photo: Colin Rose

Severance Hall Mural
Photo: Colin Rose

Severance Hall Floor - Photo: Colin Rose

Severance Hall Floor
Photo: Colin Rose

Ferro Mural detail - Photo: Colin Rose

Ferro Mural detail
Photo: Colin Rose

Thursday, May 18, 2017

VIKTOR SCHRECKENGOST’S JAZZ BOWLS: ART DECO MASTERPIECES
Rich McClellan, Former Director, Viktor Schreckengost Foundation

 

THE KOKOON ARTS CLUB: MODERNIST ARTISTS KNOW HOW TO PARTY
Mick Beyer, President, 20th Century Society USA

 

BREAK

 

THE LIFE AND ART OF ERTE
Stephan, Artist-in-Residence, Art Deco Society of California

 

OHIO: “MOTHER OF PRESIDENTS”
Mick Beyer, President, 20th Century Society USA

 

FASHION PARADE
Cleveland State University Student Center, Glasscock Ballroom, Third Floor, Room 311
2121 Euclid Avenue
Delegates show off their vintage attire; a light snack will be served.

 

FASHION PARADE CONCLUDES
Lunch on your own. Free time to explore Cleveland.
Optional tours to be announced.

 

FIRST BUS DEPARTS FROM THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL TO THE ART DECO DINNER DANCE
Tudor Arms Hotel, Crystal Ballroom
10660 Carnegie Avenue
Cocktails: 5:00-6:00 pm. Includes one drink ticket, and one glass of wine with dinner.
Dinner: 7:00 pm, followed by dancing to the Swingtime Big Band.
Last call: 10:30 pm.

 

BUS DEPARTS HILTON DOWNTOWN, FOLLOWED BY THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL, TO THE ART DECO DINNER DANCE

 

BUS DEPARTS METROPOLITAN HOTEL TO ART DECO DINNER DANCE
6:30-11:15 pm: shuttle service between the Tudor Arms, Metropolitan Hotel, and the Hilton Downtown

 

LAST BUS LEAVES THE TUDOR ARMS HOTEL

 

 
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Friday, May 19, 2017

FIRST BUS DEPARTS FOR TOURS
Braverman-Brantley Apartments
Shaker Square Cinemas
The Westlake
Cowan Pottery Museum

 

FIRST BUS ARRIVES FOR LUNCH
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
You can’t leave Cleveland without having pierogis or paprikash! In true Cleveland “melting pot” style, the chef at the Greek Orthodox Church is Polish, so expect a Polish lunch of stuffed cabbage and pierogis.

 

FIRST BUS RETURNS TO METROPOLITAN HOTEL

 

LAST BUS RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL

 

OPTIONAL TOURS, BUSES LEAVE FROM THE METROPOLITAN HOTEL

 

ICADS MEETING
Mint Ballroom, Metropolitan Hotel (lower level) 2017 East 9th Street

 

FIRST BUS LEAVES FOR 78TH STREET STUDIOS

 

RECEPTION AT TREGONING & COMPANY GALLERY, 78th STREET STUDIOS
1300 West 78th Street—separate entrance on the east side of the main building
Opening for artist Matt Dibble
Return to the north (main) entrance for the remainder of the studios and galleries.
Bus shuttle service between 78th Street Studios, Gordon Arts District, and Downtown Hotels until around 11:00 pm, bus schedule will be available on that day.

 

Approximate time last bus leaves Gordon Arts District

 

 
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Park Synagogue - Photo: Mihaly Balenovich

Park Synagogue
Photo: Mihaly Balenovich

New Yorker (Jazz) Bowl - Photo: Cowan Pottery Museum

New Yorker (Jazz) Bowl
Photo: Cowan Pottery Museum

Cowan Pottery - Photo: Colin Rose

Cowan Pottery
Photo: Colin Rose

Saturday May 20, 2017

BENITO QUINQUELA MARTIN AND THE ARGENTINE ARTISTIC VANGUARDS OF 1920-30s.
Adriana Piastrellini, President, Art Deco Argentina

 

PREVIEW OF THE 15TH WORLD CONGRESS ON ART DECO: BUENOS AIRES
Adriana Piastrellini, President, Art Deco Argentina

 

BREAK

 

BUSES DEPART FOR AKRON (box lunch included)
Huntington Bank Building
Ohio Bell Building
(Former) YMCA
Polsky Building
Mayflower Hotel
Blue, A Goodwill Boutique
Akron-Beacon Journal Building
Guggenheim Airship Institute
Akron-Fulton Airport Terminal

 

BUSES ARRIVE IN DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND

EVENING ON YOUR OWN: Fine dining, show at Playhouse Square, hear the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall?

 

 
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Guggenheim Airship Institute - Photo: Mihaly Balenovich

Guggenheim Airship Institute
Photo: Mihaly Balenovich

Sunday May 21, 2017

BREAKFAST ON THE MEZZANINE OF THE CLEVELAND TRUST ROTUNDA
Enter from the Metropolitan Hotel, 2017 East 9th Street

 

 
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