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International Evolution of Art Deco

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Time: 10 A.M.

Place:  Hotel de Ville de Saint-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson, 

88 Chemin Masson, Saint-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson.

Presentation given by Sandra Cohen-Rose

Photos illustrate the International Evolution of Art Deco Architecture 

All Welcome, Free Admission

Arranged by the La Société d’Histoire de Saint-Marguerite-du-Lac Masson et D’Estérel with Art Déco Montréal

Farewell Tour of the Art Déco, 1932 Montreal Children’s Hospital

 Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
 
Time: 2 P.M.
 
Place to meet: Inside Cabot Metro Station, ground level, south-east corner at St. Catherine Street West and Atwater Street
 
Your guides Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman will give you a wonderful insight into this remarkable building, designed by J. Cecil McDougallwith bas relief by Henri Hébert
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All are welcome to join us for this free bilingual tour.

Bauhaus and the White City of Tel Aviv

Shanghai Art Deco Architecture

Shanghai Art Deco

Come celebrate the glory and splendour of Shanghai as we experienced it at the World Congress on Art Deco in Shanghai November 2015.

Join Art Déco Montréal for a visually exciting presentation by Ian Ferguson a former Canadian diplomat, who holds a M.A. in Art History. He attended the World Congress on Art Deco in Shanghai. His presentation explores why Shanghai counts among the largest number of Art Deco buildings in the world and looks at examples of hotels, department stores, cinemas, private residences, and public buildings.

His talk will situate Art Deco within the growing Chinese interest in the Art Deco period in Western concepts of luxury, nightlife, cinema, graphic art, fashion and furniture.

Now part of China’s heritage, Shanghai’s Art Deco architecture also asserts itself in the overall history of modern architecture while paying tribute to the Chinese and foreign architects and workers involved.

Free parking available in the building

6 p.m. drinks (cash bar) 6:30 p.m. presentation followed by dinner

Cost including dinner and presentation, also parking $40.00

Get location and tickets on Eventbrite.

14th World Congress on Art Deco – Cleveland 2017

Cleveland Art Deco

Cleveland, Ohio, May 2017

Theme – Artists, Designers, and Craftsmen

The World Congress in Cleveland  will be preceded by two tours – the first to Cincinnati, Ohio and the second to Detroit, Michigan.  It will be followed by a post-tour to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   All together they comprise a unique perspective on the amazing Art Deco of America’s industrial heartland. 

Join us!  This promises to be a great Congress!

Itinerary for the 2017 Congress 

 May 7 – 9       Pre-Congress Tour in Cincinnati – begins with evening reception on the 7th   (Organized by Chicago Art Deco Society; jloundy@gmail.com ) Group transfer to Detroit will be available on May 10th

 

May 10 – 12   Pre-Congress Tour in Detroit – begins with evening reception on the 10th   (Organized by Detroit Area Art Deco Society; jeff@daads.org

 

May 13           Motorcoach from Detroit to Cleveland – includes sightseeing stops

                        (Organized by the 20th Century Society USA; 20thcs@gmail.com )

 

May 14 – 21   World Congress in Cleveland (lectures, tours, & social events)

                        Begins with evening reception on the 14th.  Ends with brunch on the 21st 

                        (Organized by the 20th Century Society USA; 20thcs@gmail.com ) Group 

                        transfer to Pittsburgh will be available.

 

May 21 – 24   Post-Congress Program in Pittsburgh (includes tours to Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and Polymath Park)  Begins with evening reception on the 21st

                        (Organized by the Art Deco Society of Washington; jlinz@adsw.org )

A call for proposals for papers will be sent out in September, 2016

Registration for the Congress, pre-and post tours will begin in October, 2016

Tour of Église Saint-Jean-Berchmans

Église St-Jean-Berchmans

Église Saint-Jean-Berchmans (1938 to 1939) by LucienParent and René-Rodolphe Tourville is an example of a bellotism-style Catholic Church, an architectural style found outside of Europe only in Quebec and eastern Ontario and is distinguished by a Latin cross, parabolic arches with nave and three aisles, and its stone cladding. The church possesses a Casavant Frères organ (opus 1620) dating from its foundation. Engravings over the entrance door are by well-known Quebec sculptor, Henri Hébert and the ornamental iron work is by forgotten Montreal blacksmith Pancrazio Balangero.

The bilingual Tour will be given by Jean Yves Bourdages, Jack Gaiptman, with Joanne Birtz, biographer of Pancrazio Balangero.

After the tour you are invited to join us for dinner at Resto La Menthe Poivrée ((http://www.restolamenthepoivree.com), 2379 boulevard Rosemont, Montréal, Qc H2G 1T9. For your reservation please phone 514-678-5025. Ask for a reservation for 7:30 pm with Art Déco Montréal. We look forward to seeing you.

If you have any questions please contact Jean-Yves at 514-931-0712.

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L’Église Saint-Jean-Berchmans – 1871 Rosemont, Montréal, QC – View Map

Irish Art Deco

DublinHeadsmallArt Déco Montréal invites you to join us for what promises to be an informative presentation on this little known Art Deco. A bilingual Power-Point presentation will show the magnitude and splendour of Irish Art Deco. The presenter, Catherine Thibault, the Founding President of Art Deco Dublin is  a French/Irish Art Deco enthusiast living in Ireland. She will engage us in the development of the Art Deco in Dublin and Ireland. Following the presentation we’ll raise a glass to Irish Art Deco. You are also invited to join us for dinner. There is no cost for the presentation. You pay for your drinks and dinner. All are Welcome.

April 20, 2015, 6:00 PM
Location: Hurley’s Irish Pub
1225 Crescent Street (just below St. Catherine St)
Montreal QC. 514.861.4111

Simply let us know you’re coming with an email to info@artdecomontreal.com

Asheville & 20th Century Design

We hope you can join us to explore 20th Century Design in Asheville, North Carolina. In addition to the the wonderful Art Deco and Arts and Crafts architecture, we will tour the Blue Ridge Parkway to view the fall colors, waterfalls, and beautiful mountains. There will be free time to visit the art galleries and unique shops in Downtown Asheville too.

Other highlights of the program include a private tour of the Grove Park Inn, a magnificent Arts and Crafts Hotel completed in 1913, built of huge granite boulders from the mountain where it stands (www.groveparkinn.com). The property includes many of the original Roycroft furnishings.

And although it was completed in 1895–and technically not within the “20th Century”—no trip to Asheville would be complete without visiting The Biltmore Estate (www.biltmore.com). Our trip to The Biltmore Estate will include the very rare privilege of having a Sunset Reception on the roof of this French Renaissance Château!

The registration fee is $775, but there is an “early bird” discount of $100 for those participants who register before August 31, 2014: the registration fee will be $675.

344163_5498_bThe registration fee includes transportation to most venues via luxury motor coach (travel euphemism for a bus), all tour and entrance fees, some meals, and a guidebook designed especially for the tour. The registration fee does not includetransportation to and from Asheville, your hotel accommodations, and many of your meals.

Cancellation policy: 100 % refund of the registration fee if cancelled before July 30, 2014. 50% refund if cancelled between August 1 and September 15, 2014. No refunds for cancellations after September 16, 2014.

Our host hotel is the Renaissance Hotel Asheville, a four star property in the heart of Downtown Asheville. We have secured a special group rate of $179 USD per night. October is “high season” for Asheville, and we guarantee you will not find a better rate for a hotel of this quality. The special rate is available for the nights of Wednesday July 15 through Tuesday July 21. For participants that would like to stay a few days before or after our program, prevailing rates will apply and subject to availability.

We have secured a small block of rooms, and strongly encourage participants to reserve their room before August 31, 2014. We cannot guarantee room availability at our special rate after August 31, 2014.

USE THIS LINK TO BOOK YOUR ROOM AT OUR SPECIAL GROUP RATE.

To register on line, click the “add to cart” button below

Any questions, please contact 20th Century Society President Mick Beyer: 20thcs@gmail.com

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Wednesday, October 15
Late afternoon: check into Renaissance Hotel Asheville.
Evening reception: Welcome to Asheville!

Thursday, October 16
Morning: walking tour of Downtown Asheville Art Deco.
Afternoon: some of the best Arts & Crafts homes in Asheville.

Friday, October 17
Morning: Asheville Farmers Market.
Private tour of the Grove Park Inn (1913,) magnificent Arts & Crafts Hotel made of granite boulders from the mountain where it stands. We’ll have lunch here too.
Afternoon: Free time to explore Downtown Asheville.

View Chestnut CoveSaturday, October 18
Morning: visit some working artist’s studios
Morning and afternoon: Fall color and waterfall tour along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Sunday, October 19
Afternoon: Biltmore Village Historic District

Monday, October 20
All day at The Biltmore Estate, the spectacular 250 room French Renaissance Chateau built by George Vanderbilt, completed in 1895. During the day you’ll be on your own to explore the house, gardens, and winery. Lunch on your own.
Late afternoon: private “architects tour” followed by Sunset Reception on the roof!

Tuesday, October 21
More fall color at the highest elevations of the Appalachian Mountains, including Mount Mitchell, the highest elevation west of the Rockies at 6684 feet (2037 meters.)

Wednesday, October 22
Farewell Breakfast.

L’hôpital général du Christ-Roi de Verdun

Hôpital Général du Christ-Roi de VerdunThe Hôpital Général du Christ-Roi was designed in 1931 by the architects Venne,Viau and Venne. The tour of the exterior and interior of the hospital will be followed by other buildings in the vicinity.
Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Please note that this bilingual tour will be given on a Thursday and not a Tuesday.
Time: 5:30 PM at the entrance to the de l’église metro on Wellington. We will walk to the Verdun Hospital.
Cost: Art Déco Montréal members $ 5, non-members $10
After the tour you are invited to join us for supper at Chez Lien, 3865 Wellington. Please phone 514 761-3555 for reservations.
We are looking forward to enjoying your company.
Inquiries: Telephone Jean-Yves – 514-931-0712,

Snowdon Theatre

Snowdon Theatre, DancerDaniel John Crighton is  the architect  of the Snowdon Theatre, a well-known art deco building which has an extremely impressive interior by Emmanuel Briffa. Please join us for a guided tour of this building, in English and French.

Date: Wednesday , Oct 30th 2013
Please note that this  tour will be  given on a Wednesday and not  a  Tuesday
Time:   6:00 PM sharp at the entrance to the Snowdon metro to note several art deco apartment blocks while we walk to the theatre (about three blocks)
OR
6: 20 PM in front of the theatre at 5225 – 5233 Décarie (for those of  you who wish to walk less)

Cost: art deco members  $ 5, non-members $10

Special request: as the cinema is now a gym, please bring slippers or running shoes not worn outside or be  prepared to walk in  your socks or barefeet. You may take  photo of the interior but please do not include any of  the children.

After the  tour of the Snowdon Theatre join us  for supper at The Peking Garden  restaurant, located at  5339 Queen Mary Road a little west of  Decarie Boulevard.

The telephone number is 514-484-9139.

Reserve for 7: 30 PM and do mention that you are with Art deco Montreal .

We are looking forward to enjoying your company.

 

 

 

12th World Congress on Art Deco

12th World Congress on Art Deco

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial

vimy2.jpgIn honour of those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, Art Déco Montréal invites you to join us at the McGill University War Memorial.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM
McGill University War Memorial, 475 Pine Ave West, just past University Street (Bus 144)

We are fortunate to have entrance to this beautiful Art Deco space which is usually inaccessible. Within these marble walls, full of memories in stained glass, paintings, and inscribed walls and books, Architectural Historian and co-author of Vimy: Canada’s Memorial to a Generation, Jacqueline Hucker, will address us. She will discuss how the monumental, hauntingly beautiful Canadian National Vimy Memorial designed by Walter Seymour Allward looks to the past, while embracing the future with its stripped-modern facade. Its design, building, carving and restoration from 2004 – 2007 will also be related.

To honour Canada’s contribution to the First World War and the sacrifice of 60,000 Canadians who lost their lives, the Canadian twenty dollar bill released on November 7, 2012 will display the Vimy Memorial.

Author Jacqueline Hucker will sign books – $26.25 including tax. Cash or checks only. This book makes a great gift.

You are invited to join us for dinner after the presentation at 7:30 pm at Zawedeh.

Art Déco in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

Join us to explore the Art Deco heritage of NDG. We will meet in front of Centennial  Academy at 3641 Prud’homme, just south of  Cote- Saint- Antoine. After which we will visit the NDG Community Centre, with its wonderful bas relief.  Built in 1932, it is one of the last public baths to be opened  in Montreal. The tour  will be offered in English as well as in French.

Date: Tuesday  May 29, 2012

Time: 5:45 p.m.

Meeting Place   Centennial Academy, 3641 Prud’homme. Metro: Villa-Maria

Non members  $10
Members           $5

Dinner will be at Lezvos  West, 4235A Decarie corner  Monkland. Telephone: 514 484 0400. When you  reserve mention that you are with Art Deco Montreal

l’École du Plateau

Le PlateauThursday, May 3 2012 at 5:30 PM, 3700 Calixa Lavallée

Join us for a visit to the classic Art Deco school, École Primaire Supérieure Le Plateau (now École du Plateau) built in Lafontaine Park from 1930-1935. Designed by Perrault and Gadbois, it is noted for its impressive Art Deco auditorium.  The first big band made its debut at the school auditorium in 1935.  The great conductor Wilfrid Pelletier came regularly to direct his orchestra there before the Place des Arts opened.

You will also see the Art Deco monument to Louis Hippolyte-Lafontaine who was instrumental in bringing self-government to Upper and to Lower Canada in 1848.

Please note that, exceptionally, this tour will be on a Thursday. Please be on time as it is the principal of the school, Mr. Coisman, who will be staying late to greet us.

To go to the school, turn into Lafontaine Park at Calixa-Lavallée Street which is one block east of Amherst Street. Calixa-Lavallée Street does not go south of Sherbrooke Street.

All are welcome. Members $5, Non-members $10.

Membership form here.

We will be having supper at the Bistro Tot ou Tard at 1010 Cherrier. It is not necessary to reserve as we will call the bistro at 6 PM , the day of the tour , to tell how many we will be.
Reserve these dates for the next tours:

Tuesday May 29, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

when we will explore the Art Deco treasures of Notre-Dame-de-Grace

Annual General Meeting, Buffet Reception

Clock6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2011

Place: Les Jardins du Canal, 2700 Rufus Rockhead, opposite Atwater Market
There is plenty of free parking. Metro: Lionel-Groulx
Welcome all old and new members. Come and celebrate our tenth anniversary!

Agenda
1. Call to order
2. Additions to Agenda
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Approval of the 2010 Minutes
5. Presentation of Reports
5.1 President’s Report
5.2 Financial Report
5.3 Membership Report
5.4 Report on Eaton’s’ 9th Floor
5.5 Report on Heritage
6. Presentation of Slate of Officers for 2011-2012
7. Other Subjects
7.1 Program for 2011-2012
7.2 11th World Congress on Art Deco, Rio
8. Adjournment
Followed by a Buffet Reception. This is a wonderful time to meet other Art Deco enthusiasts. There will be a raffle and sale of memorabilia from the 10th World Congress on Art Deco, which Art Déco Montréal hosted in 2009, also a variety of Art Deco pamphlets and books. If you plan to attend, RSVP before April 13, so we can plan accordingly.
e-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com
tel: 514 931-9325
Membership form: http://artdecomontreal.com/membership/en/
Send in form and payment Art Déco Montréal or pay at the door.

Tour of the New Bourgie Pavilion of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, High-Lighting 20th Century and Art Deco Works

Sprinter6  p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Our tour highlighting Art Deco and 20th Century Art works will be given by Rosalind Pepall, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts at the MMFA and Anne Grace, Curator of Modern Art at the MMFA. After a major renovation and expansion, the former Erskine and American Church has morphed into the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion.

Each of the pavilion’s six levels spotlights a historical period for which a specifically designed presentation enables a better understanding and appreciation of Quebec and Canadian art.

L4 — INUIT ART
L3 — FOUNDING IDENTITIES (1700s–1870s)
L2 — THE ERA OF ANNUAL EXHIBITIONS (1880s–1920s)
L1 — TOWARDS MODERNISM (1920s–1930s)
S1 — THE AGE OF THE MANIFESTO (1940s–1960s)
S2 — EXPANDING FIELDS (1960s–1970s)

The Nave of the former Erskine and American Church, noted for its Tiffany stained glass windows, has been restored and transformed into the 444 seat concert hall  Bougie Hall- as well as an exhibition space for the presentation of the Museum’s collection of stained glass windows which are unique in Canada.

This tour is exclusively for our Art Déco Montréal members. To renew your membership or become a member consult our website, or renew or become a member on site. All are welcome to become members.

We meet in the lobby of the Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1339 Sherbrooke Street West

Following the tour you are invited to join us for dinner at:
Café des Beaux-Arts, “Menu à la Carte”, 1384 Sherbrooke Street West or through the Lobby of the Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion, 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Telephone : (514) 843-3233
Make a reservation for 7:30 p.m. and say you are with the Art Déco Montréal group.

Reserve this date: April 17, 2012 Annual Meeting

Aestheticizing Mobilities – Art Deco and the Fashioning of Interwar Public Cultures

Estadio CentenarioJanuary 25, 2012, 6:00 PM

Location: Atwater Library and Computer Centre, Auditorium, 1200 av Atwater, Westmount, QC H3Z 1X4

All Welcome. Members $5, Non-members $10
Become a member of Art Déco Montréal

Art Déco Montréal invites you to join us for the award winning lecture by Michael Windover, for which he won the 2011 Phyllis Lambert Prize, Aestheticizing Mobilities – Art Deco and the Fashioning of Interwar Public Cultures.

Michael Windover holds a doctorate in Art History from the University of British Columbia. His dissertation (“Aestheticizing Mobilities: Art Deco and Fashioning of Interwar Public Cultures”) won the 2011 Phyllis Lambert Prize, administered by the Institut du patrimoine de l’UQAM, for the best dissertation or Master’s thesis on a subject of Canadian architectural history or criticism. A revised version is to be published in a series on urban patrimony in May by Presses de l’Université du Québec as Art Deco: A Mode of Mobility. Windover is currently a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Architecture at McGill University where he undertaking research on the architecture and design of radio in Canada (c.1925-1952), from the design of radio cabinets in the home to transmission stations constructed by the CBC.

Following the lecture you are invited to join us for dinner at Restaurant China Grill Asian Cuisine Asiatique
Telephone : (514) 935-9478.
Address : 4124, Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest Westmount
Make a reservation for 7:30 p.m. and say you are with the Art Déco Montréal group.

Miami & 20th Century Design

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Nincheri Profane

Château DufresneTuesday, Dec. 6, 2011

You are invited to a special presentation at the gallery of Victoria Hall where Robert Boccini Nincheri will take you on a personal tour of the exhibit about his grandfather, Guido Nincheri, a master artist of the Art Deco era. He is well-known for his magnificent religious frescoes and stained glass but less for his profane works which this exhibit emphasizes.

Place: Victoria Hall Gallery, 4626 Sherbrooke St. W.

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Following the tour  we will have dinner at the Bistro on the Avenue
Telephone :   (514) 939-6451
Address :   1362 Greene Ave, Westmount
Please make a reservation for 7:30 p.m. and say you are with the Art Déco Montréal group.

Next event will be 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Aestheticizing Mobilities – Art Deco and the Fashioning of Interwar Public Cultures
by Michael Windover

Art Déco Trois-Rivières

AgricultureSunday, Oct. 23 2011

A day trip to discover the art deco heritage of the charming city of Trois-Riviéres. The tour includes both lunch and supper as well as snacks and visits to the stream-line moderne Parc des Expositions with its monumental gate, Nincheri’s superb stained glass at the cathedral, the modified Bellotism of the impressive basilica of Notre-Dame-du-cap-de–la-Madeleine, the frescoes of Briffa at the Antonio-Thompson Hall and other surprises.

Departure: 9:00 AM sharp in front of the Hall Building of Concordia University 1455 De Maisonneuve West–between Mackay and Bishop – metro Guy-Concordia. Please arrive at least 15 min. before departure
Return: 8:30 PM to the same spot as the point of departure

Cost $130.00

Online registration

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Sainte-Madeleine-Sophie-Barat Church

Église Ste-Madeleine-Sophie-BaratWednesday Sept. 14 2011 at 5 :15 P.M.

A guided tour of the Art Deco treasure that is Sainte-Madeleine-Sophie-Barat Church. The tour will be given by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman and will be available in either English or French.

We will meet front of the church at 10755 Saint-Charles Street about 5 blocks east of the Henri-Bourassa metro station.

Members $5, 
Non-Members $10

You are cordially invited to join us for supper after the tour on Sept. 14  2011 .
Please make your reservation at “ Restaurant La Molisana “ for 7:15 P.M. As you may have guessed by the name it is an Italian restaurant. Mention that you are with Art Deco Montreal.
address: 1014 Fleury E. slightly east of  the intersection of Saint Charles and Fleury. Telephone: 514-382-7100

Reserve Sunday Oct. 23 2011 for a fascinating day trip to discover the art deco heritage of Three Rivers. Consult our web site  as additional information will be posted as soon as possible.

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11th World Congress on Art Deco

August 11-21, 2011

Instituo Art Déco Brasil

online registration

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Art Deco Treasures of Outremont

Canterbury Apartments6:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A  guided walking tour of the Art Deco treasures of  Outremont. The tour will be given by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman. The tour will be available in either English or French.

We will meet at the corner of Vincent d’Indy and Willowdale.

Members $5
Non-Members $10

Following the tour  we will have dinner at  Restaurant Le Petit Italien
Telephone :   (514) 278-0888 ‎
Adresse :       1265 Avenue Bernard, corner of Champagneur
Please make a reservation for 7:15 p.m. and say you are with the Art Déco Montréal group.

Canada Post Issues 5 Art Deco Stamps

 Bravo a a stamp celebrating Canadian Art Deco Architecture
A couple of years before the 10th World Congress on Art Deco, which took place in Montreal in 2009,  we wrote the Canadian Post asking them to commission a stamp celebrating Canadian Art Deco Architecture.

In November 2009 we were delighted to receive a letter from the Canada Post Corporation, telling us that they were exploring the possibility of preparing a series of stamps celebrating Art Deco architecture in Canada and asking for our input..

The success of the 10th World Congress on Art Deco perhaps helped propel this initiative.
Order here

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Casa d’Italia – Tour of New Additions and Renovations

Casa d'Italia, Montreal

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Pasquale L. Iacobacci, project director of Casa d’Italia, has invited Art Déco Montréal for a tour of the addition to and renovations of the late Art Deco, 1936, Casa d’Italia, by Patsy Colangelo.

  • Tour of restored structure highlighting restored art deco details and structural changes
  • New terrazzo floor with imbedded poem of the immigrant traveler
  • 16 restored Guido Nincheri stained glass windows in Hall of Celebrations
  • Conceptual “maquette” of future stained glass windows in the rotunda of the ecomuseum
  • Original new found mosaic and art-deco terrazzo basement floors hidden under old carpets
  • The marriage of old and new
  • The new vocation of the Casa d’Italia
  • Other surprises…

Casa d’Italia

505 Jean Talon Street East (corner of Lajeunesse) Metro Jean Talon

All are Welcome. Members $5, Non-members $10.

Membership form: http://artdecomontreal.com
Information: E-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com, Tel: 514-931-9325

Following the lecture and tour you are invited to join us for dinner at Piccola Italia, an Italian Restaurant that is a member of Casa d’Italia and has supported the fundraising rebuilding efforts of this place of memory for the Italian community.

For your reservation at  Piccola Italia, 6701, boul. St Laurent (corner St-Zotique), at 7:30 p.m. call 514-270-6701. Menu
Mention that you are with Art Déco Montréal.

Come join Art Déco Montréal for an engaging  discussion of one of Canada’s most interesting Art Deco buildings.

Annual General Meeting, Buffet Reception

Clock6:30 p.m. Tuesday, APRIL 5, 2011

Place: Les Jardins du Canal, 2700 Rufus Rockhead, opposite Atwater Market
There is plenty of free parking. Metro: Lionel-Groulx
Welcome all old and new members.
Agenda
1. Call to order
2. Additions to Agenda
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Approval of the 2010 Minutes
5. Presentation of Reports
5.1 President’s Report
5.2 Financial Report
5.3 Membership Report
5.4 Report on Eaton’s’ 9th Floor
5.5 Report on Heritage
6. Presentation of Slate of Officers for 2011-2012
7. Other Subjects
7.1 Program for 2011-2012
7.2  11th World Congress on Art Deco, Rio
8. Adjournment
Followed by a Buffet Reception. This is a wonderful time to meet other Art Deco enthusiasts. There will be  a raffle and sale of memorabilia from the 10th  World Congress on Art Deco, which Art Déco Montréal hosted in 2009, also a variety of Art Deco pamphlets and books. If you plan to attend, please reply to our email , so we can plan accordingly.
e-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com
tel: 514 931-9325
Membership form: http://artdecomontreal.com/membership/en/
Send in form and payment Art Déco Montréal or pay at the door.

Eaton’s Ninth Floor Restaurant as an Art Deco Microtopia

jmccallan_collageeatons9thresized.jpgTuesday, March 22, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Presenter: James McCallan, Bachelor of Art History, McGill University, Bachelor of Environmental Design, Dalhousie University, Master of Interior Design, University of Manitoba

Concordia University, York Amphitheatre, Room 1.615

1515 St, Catherine St, West
Metro Guy-Concordia
All Welcome. Members $5, Non-members $10.
Membership form: http://artdecomontreal.com
Information: E-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com, Tel: 514-931-9325
Following the lecture you are invited to join us for dinner at Crescent Sushi at 1437 Crescent Street.
For your reservation at 7:30 p.m. call (514) 289-3223. Mention that you are with Art Déco Montréal.
Come join Art Déco Montréal for an engaging  discussion of one of Canada’s most celebrated Art Deco sites

See video of presentation

April 5, 2011: Annual General Meeting

Art Déco in Outremont

Apartment on WillowdaleArt Déco Montréal invites you to join two guided walking tours of the Art Deco treasures of  Outremont:
5:30 PM Tuesday Oct 5 2010, and
5:30 PM Tuesday Oct 26 1010.
The tours will be given by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman. Each tour will be available in either English or French.
For the tour of Oct. 5  2010 , we will meet in front of the Parklane Apt. building at 1360 Bernard St.
For the tour of Oct. 26 2010 we will meet at the corner of Willowdale St. and Vincent-d’Indy St.

Members $5
Non-Members $10

For those who may wish to join us for supper following the tours, we will send you the names and telephone numbers of the suggested restaurants.
Please also take note that we will try to organize a visit of the Outremont Theatre during the month of November 2010.

Art Deco Poland

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Guido Nincheri’s Secular Work

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Date : Thursday, July 8, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m., we meet at the Château Dufresne Museum
Place: 2929, avenue Jeanne-d’Arc, Metro Pie-IX, Pie-IX west exit
Admission to the Museum and the studio is $12.
The Château Dufresne Museum is presenting a new exhibition, Nincheri’s Secular Work, the first museum event held as part of Montréal, City of Glass. The exhibition is devoted to painter and master stained glass artist Guido Nincheri (1885-1973), originally from Tuscany. It focuses on the décor of the Château Dufresne, Nincheri’s main secular work in Canada, and looks at the artist’s many influences through the secular themes developed in his stained glass and paintings, some of which was in the Art Deco style. A tour guide will explain different aspects of the artist’s work and the techniques used in making stained glass.

The studio of Guido Nincheri is at 1832 Pie IX is four and a half blocks south of the Château Dufresne.

We all meet at 2 p.m. at the Château Dufresne Museum

2:30 p.m. a tour in French of Guido Nincheri Studio and Presentation, after which visit the Château Dufresne Museum exhibition of Nincheri’s Secular Work

3:30 p.m. a tour in English of Guido Nincheri Studio and Presentation, before which visit the Château Dufresne Museum exhibition of Nincheri’s Secular Work

Information and questions please do not hesitate to email us at info@artdecomontreal.com or phone us at 514-931-9325.

Art Deco in the Town of Mount Royal – Part 2

Commerce5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Guided walking tour of the Art Deco treasures of the Town of Mount Royal. Tour will be guided by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman. One in French, the other English.

We meet at in front of the Pizzaiolle restaurant in the former train station at 1275 Dunkirk at the corner of Graham Blvd.

members $5
non-members $10

Following the tour on May 11 we will have dinner at  “La Sirène de la Mer” , a Lebanese restaurant at 1114 Dresden, telephone 514-345-0345. Please make a reservation for 7:30 p.m. and say you are with the Art Déco Montréal group.

Art Deco in the Town of Mount Royal – Part 1

Commerce5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 and 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Guided walking tours of the Art Deco treasures of the Town of Mount Royal. Tours will be guided by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman. One in French, the other English.

We meet at in front of the Pizzaiolle restaurant in the former train station at 1275 Dunkirk at the corner of Graham Blvd.

members $5
non-members $10

Following the tour on May 11 we will have dinner at Grillades Portugaises Galo, 1970 boulevard Graham, telephone 514-504-5110. No credit cards accepted, only Interac or cash. Please make a reservation for 7:30 p.m. and say you are with the Art Déco Montréal group.

Comfortable walking shoes recommended.

San Francisco and Twentieth Century Design

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April 19-25, 2009.

Registration is now available.

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Annual General Meeting

York Theatre, Concordia

6:00 p.m. Tuesday, MARCH 9, 2010
Place: Concordia University, York Theatre, Room  EV1.605
, 1515  Saint-Catherine  West,
 Metro Guy-Concordia
Welcome all members.
Agenda
1. Call to order
2. Additions to Agenda
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Approval of the Annual General Meeting 2007 Minutes
5. Presentation of Reports
5.1 President’s Report
5.2 Financial Report for 2008-2009
5.3 Membership Report
5.4 Report on Eaton’s’ 9th Floor
5.5 Report on Heritage
6. Presentation of Slate of Officers for 2010 – 2011
7. Other Subjects
7.1 Art Déco Montréal Foundation
7.2 Program for 2010
7.3 10th World Congresses on Art Deco
7.4 11th World Congresses on Art Deco
8. Adjournment
Following the Annual General Meeting you are invited to join us for dinner at the  Odaki Restaurant Japonais, 1836, rue Sainte-Catherine ouest, Montreal, (514) 846-1268. ‎Call for your reservation at 7:45 PM. Mention that you are with Art Déco Montréal.

Seth’s Canadian Tour Continues to Montreal

See video of presentation.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009 at 7:00 PM

Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore,

211 Bernard ouest

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After making headlines across the country, Palookaville cartoonist and New Yorker illustrator Seth makes his first-ever appearance at the D+Q Librairie, helping the company celebrate its year-long 20th anniversary and in to discuss his latest projects George Sprott and The Collected Doug Wright.

Seth be presenting his ever popular and entertaining slide show for the last time, signing book and taking questions.  Seth will not be on the road for a long, long time, so do not miss this appearance!  His slide show is spectacular!


seth_cartoonist.jpgBorn in Clinton, Ontario, Seth (pen name of Gregory Gallant) attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. He currently lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife and two cats.

Seth’s affection for early- and mid-20th century popular culture, and his relative disdain for pop culture since then, is a recurrent theme in his work, both in terms of the characters (who are often nostalgic for the period) and his artistic style. 

He is also a magazine illustrator and book designer, perhaps best known for his work designing the complete collection of Charles M. Schulz’s classic comic strip Peanuts. The books, slated to be released by Fantagraphics Books in 25 separate volumes combine Seth’s signature aesthetic with Schulz’s minimalistic comic creation. Similarly, he is designing the Collected Doug Wright.

In April 2006, Penguin Classics released the revised Portable Dorothy Parker, with a jacket and French flaps designed and illustrated by Seth. He said, “It’s fun when you care about the project, definitely. In fact, I’ve been a commercial illustrator for years, besides being a cartoonist, and that’s not fun. That’s like the kind of thing, I find, you’re just selling style in a way.” From September 2006 to March 25, 2007, Seth serialized a new graphic novel, George Sprott (1894-1975), for the “The Funny Pages” section of the New York Times Magazine.

Seth’s artwork has landed on the cover of The New Yorker twice, which he said was a professional milestone he was happy to achieve. Seth’s Dominion models on display at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

A selection of Seth’s original models (studies for his fictional city, Dominion) was included in an exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, AZ from April 21st through August 19th 2007. In a collaboration between the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (KW|AG), Seth, and RENDER, one of the buildings from Seth’s Dominion City project has been re-built as a walk-in theatre in KW|AG’s Eastman Gallery. Within the theatre is a running program of short films selected from the National Film Board library by Seth. With its exterior painted to mimic Seth’s graphic style, visitors are invited to literally walk in to one of Seth’s buildings which, until this point, have only existed as small scale models.

The North Star Talking Picture House is complemented by an installation of Seth’s related work at RENDER (University of Waterloo). This installation includes more than sixty of the model buildings from Dominion City, a fictitious Canadian city that has served as the setting for the Palooka-Ville and Clyde Fans comic series, including the original model for the North Star Talking Picture House.

Photo by Joel Friesen


Guided Tour of Adath Israel Synagogue

Adaath Israel Synagogue

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 5:30 PM.

899 McEachran corner Ducharme (Métro Outremont)

The Adath Israel Synagogue, converted into the Maronite church Saint-Antoine-le Grand. Eliasoph and Greenspoon were the architects of this monumental, 1940 streamline Art Deco building.

Tours will be given in both French and English.

Members $5, non-members $10.

After the tour we will have dinner at Restaurant Orexi, 1270 Bernard Avenue, West, Tel: (514) 277-1661  for reservations mentioning the Art Déco Montréal group.

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Guided Tour of Saint-Denis Church

Paroisse Saint-DenisTuesday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Completed in 1931 by Joseph Venne.  We meet at 454 Laurier Avenue East (at St. Denis, Metro Laurier). Members $5, Non-Members $10.

After the tour we will have dinner at La Petite Marche,  5035 St-Denis. Phone (514) 842-1994 for reservations mentioning the Art Déco Montréal group.

Art Deco Lives on!

May 11 – July 31, 2009

franconia-web.jpgHoldings of McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections and Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art. Main floor lobby of the McLennan Library Building and continues on the fourth floor lobby and Reading Room and the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art on the third floor of the Redpath Library Building.

Lovers of the eclectic style that dominated international design from 1925 to the early 1950s arrive in Montreal on May 24 for the 10th World Congress on Art Deco. In celebration of this event, the McGill Library would like to welcome you to join us as we re-discover the magic of a period that defined an era.

Exhibitions in several locations will explore lithographs alive with the energy and excitement of the twenties, uncover the unique fashion and accessories of the period in the pages of the Gazette du bon ton: art, modes et frivolities, highlight the distinctive book design infused by the colourful and energetic spirit of the times, walk us through life in Montreal in the period and offer insight into the ongoing influence on modern design with a display of recent publications on all aspects of Art Deco.

Join us as we uncover treasures from the holdings of McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections and Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art. The exhibit debuts on the main floor lobby of the McLennan Library Building and continues on the fourth floor lobby and Reading Room and the Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art on the third floor of the Redpath Library Building.

Art deco and the decorative arts in the 1920s and 1930s

The 1925 Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes was the first time that decorative and applied arts held centre stage and the only criterion for the exhibits was that they be “modern”. Art Deco embodied a luxurious style with sleek lines using bold colour contrasts and modern machine-age materials such as plastic, chrome, Bakelite, stainless steel, glass and lacquer. The term “Art Deco” came into use after a retrospective exhibition entitled Les années ’25, held at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, in 1966.

The style was applied to all aspects of life, especially to the design of modes of transportation such as trains, ships, cars and airplanes. Posters, advertisements and magazines of the day promoted travel. Manufacturers adopted Art Deco design motifs and produced streamlined clocks, radios and sophisticated products that represented speed and efficiency. Ladies’ fashion and jewellery did the same as did gentlemen’s tailoring. Fashions were luxurious and flamboyant and designers such as Paul Poiret and Erté flourished. The influence spread to furniture, sculpture, architecture and graphic design.

The 1925 Exposition Internationale had a major influence on the decorative arts in America, even though the United States did not exhibit at that time. In the 1920s and 1930s many aspects of American film were affected by the moderne style including set design and decoration, actresses’ costumes, publicity posters and the architecture of movie palaces. Jazz was born and soon became the sound of the era. In Paris, New York and London, stage productions and extravagant revues used opulent Art Deco sets.

Art Deco lives on! It has had a strong influence on modern design and in recent years there has been renewed interest with many major exhibitions in museums around the world on the Art Deco theme. New books are being published on the period in large numbers. Art Deco buildings are being restored with increasing frequency and many are being designated historic sites. Here in Montreal, the ninth-floor restaurant in the former Eaton’s Department Store has been declared a historic site. It was designed by the architect Jacques Carlu and opened in 1931. It is a very close copy of the first-class dining hall of the transatlantic liner S. S. Ile de France, launched in 1926. (Not open to the public at the present time.)

The present exhibition is in celebration of the 10th World Congress on Art Deco being held in Montreal, Quebec, May 24 – 30, 2009. It displays examples of Art Deco design in various formats and styles including ephemera, popular magazines, book-bindings, typography and advertisements from the holdings of the Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University. The exhibit continues on the fourth floor Rare Book Lobby and Reading Room where the theme is English and French life in Montreal in the 1920s and 1930s. The Blackader-Lauterman Library of Architecture and Art has on display a case of recent publications on all aspects of Art Deco.

This exhibition has been organized by the staff of Rare Books and Special Collections and the Blackader-Lauterman Library.

Tour of the Saint Jacques Market

Marché St-JacquesDate : July 28th 2009
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: 1125 Ontario East corner Amherst
Languages: English and French
Guides: Jack Gaiptman, Jean-Yves Bourdages

Come join us for a tour of the St. Jacques Market.
Opened in 1931, this market has all the attributes of a classic Art Deco building.
We will also see the outside of the former Bain Généreux (presently the Ecomusée de fier monde). This noteworthy building has both Art Deco and Beaux-Arts features.
We will be going for supper afterwards at the Couscoussière D’Ali Baba 1460 rue Amherst. For reservation phone (514) 842-6667 and mention Art Déco Montréal.

Hope to see you there.

10th World Congress on Art Deco®

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Play Hello Montreal! the theme song of the Congress.

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Highlights of Montreal Art Deco Week/10th World Congress on Art Deco

  • Pre Congress – Thursday May 21 through Saturday May 23, 2009 Toronto. Pre Congress Hotel: The Fairmont Royal York
  • Registration – May 24 at the conference hotel, Loews Hotel Vogue. All tours will be leaving from the Vogue. Book early to assure accomodation there.
  • Gala Opening Reception and Dinner at the Montreal City Hall where Mayor Tremblay proclaims Art Deco Week
  • Three mornings of outstanding lectures on Art Deco at McGill University’s Moyse Hall
  • Visits to remarkable Art Deco buildings in Rosemount, including Dom Bellot inspired churches and the Saint Joseph Oratory, the Botanical Gardens, the University of Montreal, Little Italy
  • Old Montreal, Stop at Old Courthouse by Ernest Cormier, Aldred Building Lobby Tour, Atwater Market, Saint Henri area
  • Downtown Deco, See Eaton’s 9th Floor, and Art Deco Houses rarely seen
  • Special exhibits prepared for the congress: Visit the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and the Blackader Lauterman Collection, McLennan Library Building, McGill University
  • Evening Event at the Lion d’Or
  • Day bus trip to the capital of Canada, Ottawa – Friday, May 29. We will stop at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, from which there is a stunning view Ottawa. High-light visits will be at the Supreme Court House, the out-standing Art Deco banks and the Art Deco French Embassy. We will be greeted at the National Gallery of Canada for lunch and a special tour. Dinner will be at famous Fairmont le Château Montebello, the world famous log castle, built in the 1930s on the shore of the Ottawa River half way between Montreal and Ottawa. After dinner we return by bus to Montreal.
  • Post Congress day trip returning to Montreal – Sunday May 31, 2009 Eastern Townships
  • Post Congress – Monday June 1 through Tuesday June 2, 2009 Quebec City. Post Congress Hotel: Hôtel Clarendon

Fashion Show of Art Deco Styles

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with Monique Chênevert, fashion consultant

Come join us for an evening of Fun and Fashion, Wine and Cheese
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Time 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hosted and Sponsored by

MELANIE LYNE FASHION GROUP

Meet us at their shop in Carrefour Laval

3035 Boul. Le Carrefour, Laval

(Between Portofino and the Bay)

email info@artdecomontreal.com or call 514-931-9325

Art Déco Fashion

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6:00 p.m. Monday, February 23, 2009:

Jacques Charette will make a presentation on fashion of the Art Deco period.

Mr Charette studied fashion history and was the assistant to François Barbeau for the movie Les Plouffe.

This presentation will help you plan your wardrobe for the Art Deco Congress  in May.
Concordia University, York Theatre, Room  EV1.605
,1515  Saint-Catherine  West,
 Metro Guy-Concordia
All Welcome. Free Admission.

Kees Van Dongen and Flamboyant Elegance

Lecture by Véronique Borboen, costume designer and professor, Université du Québec à Montréal
Wednesday, February 4 at 6 PM in English
le mecredi, janvier 28 à 18h en français
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Maxwell-Cummings Auditorium
Level S1
Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion
Admission Free

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Dinner, Jazz and Art Deco at Lion d’Or and Au Petit Extra

November 25, 2008

Lion d'Or, Terrazzo Floor6 PM Tour of Lion d’Or, the only surviving night club from the 1930’s in Montreal.

Unlike the clubs of the era of French inspiration, like le Faison Doré, the Lion d’Or defined itself as a cabaret. In a cabaret a master of ceremonies officiated and welomed local stars, among them Vic Vogel, Alys Robi and Willie Lamothe. Also making appearances were American stars, such as Peggy Lee. But the management of the Lion d’Or like most of the clubs of the era was frowned upon by defenders of public morality and Jean Drapeau ended their operations during the 1970s. Come and find out how Lion d’Or survived the Drapeau era.

We meet at Lion d’Or, 1676 rue Ontario Est

6:30 Dinner at Au Petit Extra

8:00 Benefit Jazz Concert in support of breast cancer research with Suzanne Tremblay and a six  backup musicians: $30.00 paid at the door.To reserve your tickets for the tour and concert phone Beatrix Articulie at 514-844-2172.

To reserve a seat for dinner phone Au Petit Extra at 514 527 5552. Places are limited so reserve early.

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A Guided Tour of Marianopolis College

Angel Astronomer and Angel Geographer, Marianopolis College

6 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2008

This is the centennial year of the founding of Marianopolis College. We will view its delightful Art Deco auditorium and library, formerly a chapel. Come and learn about the facinating history of Marianopolis College.

In 1908, Notre Dame Ladies College was established by the Congrégation de Notre Dame. A bilingual college, it was the first institution of higher learning for English Catholic women in Quebec. Three years later the first degree was conferred through an affiliation with Université Laval. In 1922, affiliation was transferred to the newly chartered Université de Montréal. In 1925 new facilities designed by Louis-Auguste Amos and Joseph-Omer Marchand were opened in the heart of Westmount.

We meet in the lobby of Marianopolis College at 4873 Westmount Avenue, Westmount, which is in between Vendome and Villa-Maria metro stations.

Tour starts at 6 p.m. sharp. Be sure to be dressed for walking.

A reception will follow.

Members $10
Non-Members $15

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Chicago & 20th Century Design

Wacker Tower

Photo by Terence A. Faircloth

September 2-7, 2008

The 20th Century Society of the Carolina Mountains invites you to join them for another art, architecture, and design tour as we explore one of America’s greatest cities: CHICAGO! Our award winning trip to Cleveland in 2006 received rave reviews and we are planning an equally exciting tour of Chicago.

Registration is limited to 50 so sign up early. A registration form is available on the TCSCM site.

TCSCM tours are characterized by their manageable size and access to venues not typically open to the public. The ambitious itinerary will include the Prairie School, Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Mid-Century.

http://www.tcscm.org/chicago/

A Walking Tour of Downtown Deco

Peterson HallA Walking Tour of Downtown Deco 

5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 12, 2008

We meet on the McGill University Campus at the 1933 Protestant Board of School Commissioners Building (now Peterson Hall) by J. CecilMcDougall at 1460 McTavish Street, above Sherbrooke St., West, just north of the bookstore.From there we will proceed to the foyer of the 1934 Montreal Neurological Institute by Barnet Phillips with Ross and Macdonald, Associate architects, 3801 University Street . Our tour ends  near Sherbrooke and Guy.Tour starts at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Be sure to be dressed for walking.Tours will be guided by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman.One in French, the other English.Members $10Non-Members $15Following the tour you are invited to join us for dinner  at a Ristorante Bocca d’Oro, 1448 St-Mathieu.  Phone 514-933-8414 to make a reservation and say you are with Art Déco Montréal.For further information: e-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com, tel: (514) 931-9325

Art Déco Day Trip to the Eastern Townships

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Register on line

Mont Sacré-Coeur


Advanced reservation and payment is required by May 30, 2008. Space is limited, so book early.

Meet at 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. In front of the McGill University Bookstore, 3420 McTavish, north of Sherbrooke Street
Departure at 9 a.m. for the Eastern Townships.

Our first stop takes us to Granby to view Mont Sacré-Coeur, a 1930 Seminary by Ludger Venne with a marvelous Art Déco chapel, and Paroisse St-Benoit, an example of Bellotism, after the work of Dom Paul Bellot.

We will then go to Magog for lunch, at your own expense.

In the afternoon we will visit two Art Deco churches and the Abbey Saint-Benoit-du-Lac, designed 1939-1941 by French Benedictine architect, Dom Paul Bellot (1876-1944). It Is also where Bellot is buried. The monastery possesses all the hallmarks of Bellot’s style-subtle geometric relationships, intricate stone and brick-work, and multi-coloured tiles.

We will return via Ste. Agnès Vineyard located in the Sutton Mountains of southern Quebec for a tour and dinner. The Ste. Agnès vineyard was established in 1997 by Henrietta Antony who will welcome us to her magnificent vinery.

Trip will take place rain or shine.
Walking shoes recommended.

Cost, includes transportation, tour and dinner (not lunch). Members $110 Nonmembers $130
Reservation must be made by Friday, May 30.

Register on line

Information: Tel: 514 931 9325 E mail: info@artdecomontreal.com

Come Celebrate Our Art Deco Heritage

Tour of St. Joseph’s Oratory

Oratoire St-Joseph

May 20, 2008 6:30 PM

Queen Mary at Côte-des-Neiges. Métro Côte-des-Neiges. Meet inside the cafeteria of the Oratory. Parking space is available beside the cafeteria.

A brief information session on Dom Bellot, the French monk and architect, who collaborated on the design of the interior and the dome. The tour will emphasize the influence of Art Deco style on the Oratory design.

Tours, one in French, the other English, will be guided by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman.

Members $10, Non-Members $15

Following the tour you are invited to join us for dinner at ”La Fiesta”(Mexican) at 5179 Côte des Neiges. For your reservation call (514) 737-6737. Mention that you are with Art Déco Montréal.

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Tour of Central Station

Gare Centrale

May 6, 2008 6:30 PM

895 de la Gauchetiere West. Métro Bonaventure or McGill. We will meet at Central Station under the words, “O Canada” in French on the east side.

The three storeys high, 350 feet long and over 100 feet wide, Central Station was designed in 1938 by J. Campbell Merrett and inaugurated in 1943. Preceeding the tour the son of the architect, Brian Merrett, and the grand-daughter of the architect, Andrea Merrett, will speak to us about Campbell Merrett. Adorning both ends of the station are monumental bas-relief friezes by Charles Comfort. On the outside of Central Station are large, often over-looked, bas-reliefs by Fritz Brandtner.

Tours will be guided by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman.
One in French, the other English.
members $10, non-members $15
Following the tour you are invited to join us for dinner at “VARGAS” at 690 René-Lévesque West
For your reservation at 7:30 call (514) 875 4545. Mention that you are with Art Déco Montréal.

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Stepping Out – The Golden Age of Montreal Night Clubs

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Tuesday April 8, 2008 at 6 p.m.

Nancy Marrelli

Director of Archives, Concordia University, and author of “Stepping Out – The Golden Age of Montreal Night Clubs,” will talk to us about the lively, wide-open, glamourous Montreal night club scene from the 1920s to the 1950s.

Concordia University, York Amphitheatre, Room 1.615

1515 St, Catherine St, West
Metro Guy-Concordia

All Welcome. Free Admission.

Membership form: http://artdecomontreal.com
Information: E-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com, Tel: 514-931-9325

Following the tour you are invited to join us for dinner at Bangkok 2 at 1824 St. Catherine Street, West
For your reservation at 7:30 p.m. call (514) 509-7674. Mention that you are with Art Déco Montréal.

Posters of the Canadian Pacific

A World of Deco-Style Streamlined Locomotives, Ocean Liners and Luxury Resorts

Monday, February 18 at 6 p.m.

Marc H. Choko
Architect and planner, Director of Design at the University of Quebec at Montreal, and co-author of “Posters of the Canadian Pacific.”

Poster, Empress of Britain, Canadian Pacific Place: Faculty of Architecture MacDonald Harrington Building, Room G 10 McGill UniversityAdmission: Free The MacDonald Harrington building is situated on the main campus of McGill. Take the Roddick Gates on Sherbrooke St West. The building is to your right. Parking is available at a charge.
Following the presentation join us for dinner at Zen Restaurant (innovative Chinese Cuisine) at the Hotel Omni Mont Royal,1050 Sherbrooke Street West, near Peel Street.

Cost of meal is 30$ service and taxes included. Wine is extra.
For your reservation phone 514-284-1110

General Assembly Followed by a Reception

6:30 p.m. Tuesday, JANUARY 22, 2008

Place: Les Jardins du Canal, 2700 Rufus Rockhead, opposite Atwater Market
There is plenty of free parking. Metro Lionel-Groulx

Agenda

1. Call to order
2. Additions to Agenda
3. Approval of Agenda
4. Approval of the 2007 Minutes
5. Presentation of Reports
5.1 President’s Report
5.2 Financial Report
5.3 Membership Report
5.4 Report on ‘Eaton’s’ 9th Floor and BENS
5.5 Report on Heritage
6. Presentation of Slate of Officers for 2008-2009
7. Other Subjects
7.1 Art Déco Montréal Foundation
7.2 Program for 2008
7.3 Past World Congresses on Art Deco
Video projection of some high-lights of the 9th World Deco Congresses on Art Deco in Melbournne
7.4 Congress: May 24-30, 2009 10th World Congress on Art Deco, Montreal
8. Adjournment

Followed by a Reception.

R.S.V.P.
e-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com
tel: 514 931-9325
Membership form: www.artdecomontreal.com

SHOW AND TELL

Show and Tell 2007

6:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2007

COME AND DAZZLE US WITH YOUR DECO ATTIRE AND YOUR FAVOURITE DECO OBJECT

Tell us all about it. How did you find it? Why do you love it? If you plan to bring an object, contact us so we can plan the evening.

Discover the passions of fellow Decophiles and enjoy a delightful buffet reception and music

Les JARDINS du Canal, Salle Polyvalente
2700 Rufus Rockhead
Opposite Atwater Market
There is plenty of free parking. Metro Lionel-Groulx

R.S.V.P. and information E-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com
Tel: 514-931-9325

Members $15 (Membership Form at www.artdecomontreal.com)
Others $25, Students no charge

Art Deco and the Hollywood Dream

Topper 1937 Movie Art Deco

6:30 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2007

Oksana Dykyj Cinema Historian and Head, Visual Media Resources, Concordia University

Concordia University, York Theatre, Room 1.615
1515 Catherine St. West
Metro Guy-Concordia

All Welcome. Free Admission. Membership form: www.artdecomontreal.com

Information: E-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com, Tel: 514-931-9325

Following the tour you are invited to join us for dinner at the« Alpenhaus » Restaurant at 1279 St. Marc Street. Tel: (514) 935-2285. Call for your reservation at 7:30 PM.Mention that you are with Art Déco Montréal.

Picturing Modernity

Exploring the Architecture of Pleasure in 1930s North Toronto

Eglinton
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada 2007 Martin-Eli-Weil Prize Winning Essay by Michael Windover, PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, TD Financial Bank Group-CCA Collection Research Grant Recipient, October 9-November 9, 2007.

Place: School of Architecture MacDonald Harrington Building, Room G 10, McGill University, Metro Peel. Take the Roddick Gates on Sherbrooke St West. The building is to your right. Parking is available at a charge. All Welcome. Free Admission
Information: E-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com Tel: 514-931-9325

Following the presention you are invited to join us for dinner at Zawedeh Restaurant & Bar ( at the Best Western Hotel), 1015 Sherbrooke West (Corner of Peel Street). The cost of the meal, including taxes and services is $30. Wine is not included. For your reservation you must call 514-285-6509 or 514-288-3021 extension 6155 mention you are with Art Déco Montréal

L’EGLISE ST-ESPRIT

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2007 AT 6 P.M. for a tour of

EGLISE ST-ESPRIT, 2851 MASSON
The Most beautiful Art Deco Church in Canada

Architect: Joseph-Égilde-Césaire Daoust
Constructor and other companies involved in construction:
Alphonse Gratton et Fils
Interior design by Guido Nincheri

Tours will be guided by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman.
One in French, the other English
Members No Charge
Non-Members $10

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A tour of Police and Fire Station 31 and Jean-Talon Market in Little Italy

Police and Fire Station No. 31

TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2007 AT 6 P.M.

Station 31 is closing. This large, imposing, carefully articulated brick building, with its skillfully balanced pleasant window pattern must be appreciated and saved.
We will meet at the Jean-Talon Market at the ,Boulangerie Première Moisson, at 7070, Henri-Julien St., south of Jean-Talon St.
Tours will be guided by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman.
One in French, the other English.
Members No Charge, Non-Members $10
Membership form, www.artdecomontreal.com
RSVP e-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com,
Tel:(514) 931-9325
Following the tour you are invited to join us for dinner at « La Tarantella » at 184 Jean-Talon est.
Tel : (514) 509-2642 for your reservation at 7:30. Mention that you are with Art Déco Montréal

Ecole Notre-Dame-de-la-Defense

Montreal Art Deco

MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2007
6841 Henri Julien Street corner of Danté Street

We have planned a tour of this delightful school designed in 1933 by Eugène Larose, which includes a chance to explore the school’s tower.

Tour of the École Notre-Dame-de-la-Défense
led by Jean-Yves Bourdages and Jack Gaiptman
6.00 p.m. French Tour
6:15 p.m. English Tour
Members No Charge, Non-Members $10

Demonstration to save the BENS Restaurant building

BENS - Demolition Alert!

When: Thursday June 14th 2007, 12:00pm

Where: In front of BENS Restaurant 990 De Maisonneuve Boulevard, corner of Metcalfe Street (Metro Peel)

Art Déco Montréal and Pop Montreal wish to convene the citizens of Montreal and the members of the press in order for Montrealers to show the City their support in making the BENS Restaurant building a Heritage Building.

Speakers and performers will include: Jack Gaiptman (Art Déco Montréal), Socalled (musician), Dave Sanders (singer-songwriter), Carl Alacchi (multi-disciplinary artist) & Tim Rideout (filmmaker).

BENS Restaurant-Deli building, a classic example of Streamlined Modern design, is being sold to a developer who plans to demolish it. The sale is to be made official June 19th, 2007. While there is presently an exhibition at our internationally acclaimed Montreal Museum of Fine Arts called American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow, the developer, Sam Benatar, was quoted in the Gazette as saying that the building “isn’t worth anything”, and the City stands by in silence as plans go forward to demolish this classical and beautiful public example of Streamlined architecture.

Ben and Franny Kravitz opened BENS Delicatessen in 1908. It moved to its current building in 1950 where it remained open until 2006. Designed by Charles Davis Goodman (1894-1962), he was one of the architects of such well-known Montreal buildings as the Laurentien Hotel (1948), the Jewish General Hospital (1931) and the Pascal Hardware Building (1948). Goodman, a McGill University graduate, was elected a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1955.

BENS went on to become the meeting place favoured by luminaries such as Leonard Cohen, former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, the Montreal Canadians hockey team and Magic Tom. Autographed celebrity photos that are still hanging in the space include those of Burl Ives, the Ink Spots, Liberace and Ed Sullivan and attest to its heyday and place in our history.

This Montreal institution is one of significant value and reflects a precious part of our history as Montrealers. The government agencies that protect our city’s heritage must intervene in order to preserve this building for future generations of Montrealers and visitors to Montreal to cherish and enjoy. It should be named a Heritage Building immediately before it is too late and Montrealers lose yet another symbol of their urban history due to the City’s silence.

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AMERICAN STREAMLINED DESIGN: THE WORLD OF TOMORROW

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6 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2007

David Hanks, our guide is one of the exhibition curators, and co-author of the accompanying catologue, “American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow.”

Streamlining, a style characteristic of North America in the 1930s, sprang directly from the science of aerodynamics. Designers, fascinated by the stylish qualities of these sleek, shapely lines, began to use them freely in all sorts of products.

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
1379 Sherbrooke Street, West
Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion
Free Admission

Following the tour you are invited to join us for dinner at
Café des Beaux-Arts, “Menu à la Carte”
For your reservation call (514) 843-3233

Botticelli and Jean Dupas: Renaissance and Art Deco Inventions

Les Perruches (Parrots)  Jean Dupas  Oil on canvas, French, 1925.  Xavier Roberts Collection

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6 p.m.Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Dr. Ross S Kilpatrick Queen’s University Professor Emeritus of Classics and Author

A comparison of the spectacular and mysterious Art Deco painting Les Perruches (Lovebirds) by Jean Dupas (1882-1964, now part of the Xavier Roberts Collection, first shown at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes of 1925 in Paris, to Sandro Botticelli’s celebrated Primavera (ca.1480) in the Uffizzi Gallery in Florence

McGill University Library, Rare Books and Special Collections Division,
4th Floor, 3459 McTavish St.
Metro McGill

RAOUL DUFY, PAUL POIRET, AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF FASHION AND FABRIC DESIGN

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February 7, 2007 6:30
Shirley Reiff Howarth

An art historian, and former museum curator and director, founder of The Humanities Exchange, which is a non-profit organization that serves as a clearing house for information on exhibition exchange, and facilitates the exchange of international exhibitions between museums in Europe, Canada and the United States, curator and organizer of exhibition “Raoul Dufy: A Celebration of Beauty.” It has just completed its tour to five museums in Japan, and will be traveling to Istanbul in early 2008, and in North America during 2008 and 2009. The exhibition includes loans of 100 antique silk fabrics and fabric designs by Dufy from the Bianchini-Ferier Archives in Lyon, France.

Raoul Dufy was one of the great innovators of 20th century textile design. Between 1909 and 1930 he transformed the face of fashion and fabric design. His style most radically influenced the popular arts and the commercial design of the Western world. While working with Paul Poiret, the legendary and innovative French fashion designer of the early 20th century, and then between 1912 and 1928 with Bianchini-Ferier (the leading French silk manufacturer), Dufy created a wealth of original Art Deco designs.

Reception Follows
Les JARDINS du Canal, Salle Polyvalente, 2700 Rufus Rockhead, opposite Atwater Market
There is plenty of free parking. Metro Lionel-Groulx
R.S.V.P. and information:
E-mail: info@artdecomontreal.com, Tel: 514-931-9325
Members $15 (Membership Form at www.artdecomontreal.com)
Others $25, Students $10

CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY(CPR) PARK AVENUE STATION

Canadian Pacific Railway Park Ave. Station

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2006

395 Jean-TalonWest (corner Park Ave)
Park Metro
The French tour was lead by Jean Yves Bourdage, the English by Jack Gaiptman. It was a delightful evening at the 1931 monumental, modified Italian Renaissance CPR Station. For its ornamentation CPR architect Colin Minora Drewitt. drew on the Art Deco vocabulary. The reception held on the mezzanine above the liquor store, afforded us a fabulous view of the decorative details.

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CASA D’ITALA

Casa d'Italia, Montreal

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2006

5310 Jean Talon Street East (corner of Lajeunesse)
With Jean-Yves Bourdages we toured the late Art Deco Italian community centre designed in 1936 by Patsy Colangelo, and learned of its fascinating history. We were fortunate to experience its monumental interior before its planned renovations. At the reception we were welcomed by Pasquale L. Iacobacci, project director of Casa d’Italia, who will gave us an historical perspective on the Casa d’Italia and its future, and great perspective of the Italian community. On display were archival photographs.

Excursion to Sainte-Marguerite du lac Masson and Estérel

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OCTOBER 28, 2005

The historic society of the area will provide a tour highlighting the 1936-38 development of Baron Louis Empain, designed by Belgium architect Antoine Courtens.

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Paper Architecture: Art Déco and the Book

Sandra and Irena Murray
This event was a smashing success thanks to Marilyn Berger, Head Librarian of the Blackader- Lauderman Art and Architecture Library, and Irena Murray, Chief Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections and of the John Bland Canadian Architecture Collection at McGill University and the Art and Architecture Library and their staff.

Irena Murray’s power point presentation gave us a fascinating insight into book design during the 1920s and 1930s.

After the presentation and viewing the outstanding collection of Art Deco books and posters, which will be on display until January, the lively discussions continued at the vin d’honneur.

Once again we would like to give many thanks to our members Marilyn Berger and Irena Murray for making this very special event possible.

The outstanding collection of Art Deco books and posters, which will be on display until January, on the 1st Floor also on the 4th Floor in the Rare Books and Special Collections Division Room. McLennan Library, McGill University, 3459 McTavish Street

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An Evening at the Magnificent Art Deco style Central Pavilion of the Montreal Botanical Gardens

Jardin Botanique
WELCOME TO OUR FIRST EVENT OF THE FALL SEASON

Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 5:30 p.m.

4101, Sherbrooke East,
the corner of Pie-IX et Sherbrooke Streets, near the Olympic Stadium and
Pie-IX metro station.
PARKING
4101, rue Sherbrooke East, street East of Pie-IX boul
Meet at the Reception Area

6 p.m. A guided tour of the Art Deco Central Pavilion of the Montreal Botanical Gardens with its octagonal and stepped-down fountains.
7 p.m. A presentation on Montreal make-work projects of the depression period, and an update on some of the projects Art Déco Montréal is looking at, such as, Eaton’s 9th Floor Restaurant and the Empress Theatre (Cinema V), plus a representative from the 7th World Congress on Art Deco, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, will make a brief presentation in the authentic, luxurious 1930s auditorium.
8 p.m. A buffet reception with live jazz era music in the quintessentially Art Deco period foyer.

Cost: Members $25 (see Membership Form or call 931-9325)
Non-Members $35

It is essential to bring a copy of the invitation, printed from the web site, email or regular post in order to have free entrance to the Botanical Gardens and free Parking.

Don’t miss the opportunity to visit THE MAGIC OF LANTERNS At the Chinese Garden of the Montréal Botanical Garden

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