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President’s Message

Welcome to the Art Déco Montréal (ADM).
It’s been a time like no other – I hope you are all well. The coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives, particularly, the way we communicate. In-person events have been canceled, all events are online.

To keep everyone abreast of ADM happenings and news, go to our up-to-date Facebook –  We are members of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS). “Art Deco International is the operating name of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS), a global consortium of more than thirty organizations focused on Art Deco architecture and design.”

“Art Deco International has declared April 2021 as “World Art Deco Month.” It will host a diverse menu of online events and, where practical, in-person events – all designed to showcase the many aspects of the Art Deco style that includes architecture, design, and entertainment. The calendar will continue to be updated with listings of all of the societies’ future events as they are scheduled.  Here is a link directly to the calendar of events:

To celebrate Art Deco Month, on April 29th at 4 PM EDT, Montreal will present, “Bonjour, Hello Montréal – ‘Sin City’ During Prohibition!” For a fun, fact, photo-filled presentation join me, and Ruby Roy, multilingual Montreal Master Licensed Guide, Speaker- Storyteller -Travel Director, Specializing in Architecture, Culture, and History who travels in search of Art Deco. For this free online event Join Zoom Meeting.
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Check ADM schedule for further online events.

In celebration of Art Deco month, we are offering a free special bonus, collector’s issue of the award-winning – Ornamentum, The Art Deco Issue – with the purchase of “Northern Deco – Art Deco Architecture in Montreal.”  This limited edition of Ornamentum celebrates the 10th World Congress on Art Deco which took place in Montreal in 2009.

To receive announcements and reduced rates for online and in-person events, become a member or renew your membership.

We look forward to seeing you at our events,
Stay safe, Stay strong,

Many good wishes,
Sandra Cohen-Rose,
Founding President of Art Déco Montréal

What is Art Deco Montreal?

The Art Deco Society of Montreal is a bilingual, nonprofit organization formed to foster awareness and appreciation of the Art Deco period (c.1920-1940) and to preserve the precious decorative, industrial, and architectural arts of that era.

Montréal ranks in the top ten cities in the world for its Art Déco architecture. Let’s work together to appreciate, and preserve it.

International Connections

Presently there are over 30 Art Deco societies actively operating in major cities across the U.S., England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, Puerto Rico France and Canada (Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal). These are all members of the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies (ICADS). World Congresses on Art Deco take place every two years. The 9th World Congress was held in Melbourne in 2007. In 2009 the 10th World Congress was held in Montreal, the 11th was in in Havana, Cuba.

The World Congress on Art Deco is an initiative commenced by the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) in 1993. MDPL owns the name and the corporate logo for the World Congress. 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.

The next congress will be held in Shanghai November 2015. In 2017 the World Congress will be in Cleveland, Ohio.

A map of Art Déco buildings in Québec with notes in Google Earth

Each icon represents one building. Click on the icon to see photos and notes on the buildings.
For easier navigation click on “View Larger Map” to go to the full Google Map.

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