Art Deco by the Sea – EXTENDED9 February -20 September 2020
Tickets: £13.00 or FREE for members
50% for under 18's, full-time students & Art Fund Members
Tickets must be pre-booked before arrival. Your time slot indicates the time you need to arrive at the Centre
To ensure visitor safety, you are required to wear a face covering and have one hour to look around this exhibition
Due to restricted numbers in the gallery, we are not able to accommodate group visits at this time
Art Deco by the Sea is a major new exhibition that explores how the Art Deco style shaped the modern seaside during the 1920s and 30s. In a new age of mass tourism, new coastal resorts were built and existing resorts modernised using the Deco style while the networks of transport – by road, rail, sea and air – met the needs of the modern traveller.
The show celebrates iconic examples of seaside architecture, from hotels and apartment blocks, to piers, cinemas and lidos, and reveals how Art Deco became the key style for pleasure, leisure and entertainment. Through some 130 works including paintings, posters, brochures, drawings, photographs, fashion, furniture, ceramics and textiles, the exhibition explores the sports, activities and amusements of the seaside between the wars.
This exhibition has been extended until 20 September 2020.
In collaboration with our exhibition sponsors Purcell Architects, we’ve created an Art Deco Along the East Coast map. This features a range of beautiful Art Deco buildings you can explore in the East of England. Download here
Click here for a large print guide to the exhibition.
“A celebration of iconic seaside architecture, from hotels and apartment blocks, to piers, cinemas and lidos, showcasing Art Deco as a style synonymous with pleasure, leisure and entertainment”