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The Deco Art and Design of Conrado Massaguer
February 25, 2020
Join the Art Deco Society of New York and the Society of Illustrators for Vicki Gold Levi’s lively illustrated talk on celebrated Cuban graphic designer, Conrado Massaguer. This presentation is filled with rich images of his noteworthy work as publisher and illustrator of Cuba’s leading magazines of the first half of the twentieth century, Social and Carteles.
The lecture explores the influences on Massaguer’s work through his experiences in both Cuba and the U.S., and his travels between both countries throughout the 1920s and 1930s––decades when his reputation grew in Havana and New York as an important illustrator and art director. The presentation also features Massaguer’s many magazine covers portraying the sophisticated, modern Art Deco woman.
Levi’s co-host on this event is Steven Heller, art director, journalist, critic, author and editor who specializes in topics related to graphic design.
Vicki Gold Levi has lectured at the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, Florida International Museum, Bildner Center at CUNY Graduate School, Stockton University, Center for Cuban Studies, and more. Levi is a member of the Art Deco Society of New York and a board member of the Wolfsonian Museum.
Steven Heller is the former art director of The New York Times Book Review, where he also wrote the Visuals column. Heller is an esteemed design historian, critic, and author of numerous articles and over 190 books related to graphic design and social satire. He is also the co-chair and co-founder of the School of Visual Arts MFA Design Program and received the Smithsonian Institution National Design Mind Award in 2011.
Heller and Levi collaborated on the books Cuba Style, and Time Square Style.
$20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Students/ seniors (Undergrad with student ID)