Art deco epitomized the exuberance of the Roaring 20s, but it also included motifs from ancient times. See how images of Greek gods and goddesses added art and meaning to many of Chicago’s most beautiful art deco buildings at this virtual program.
Images of classical deities are often used to identify a building’s purpose. This virtual program will showcase gods and goddesses that identify a post office, an electrical substation, a musicians’ union, and more than one bank. In each example, the gravitas and familiarity of the classical deities complement the gaiety and novelty of art deco, making the building both identifiable and easy to love.