Current & Upcoming Events

2021 Washington DC Modernism Show
Friday, April 23 at 6:00am Pacific Time to Sunday, April 25 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
2021 Washington DC Modernism Show
The Show Must Go ... Online!

After 36 years of live shows in the Washington DC area, the Washington DC Modernism Show held its first online show in the Fall of 2020 because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Held in partnership with Ruby Lane, the Online Show expanded the show beyond its traditional Mid-Atlantic roots—reaching out to both customers and dealers from throughout the nation and around the world. 

The Washington DC Modernism Show focuses on the sale of all 20th Century design movements, including Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco, Art Moderne, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern, and Atomic. The Show was founded in 1982 by the Art Deco Society of Washington, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to the preservation of the architectural, industrial, decorative, and cultural arts of the Art Deco era.

The Society hopes to return to a live show in 2022, possibly retaining an online component. 

Washington DC Mayor Proclaims Art Deco Heritage Week!
Washington DC mayor, Muriel Bowser, has proclaimed the week beginning with the May 22nd Early Buyers preview of the Washington DC Modernism Show as Art Deco Heritage Week. It is part of a worldwide celebration of Art Deco organized by the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies. A full listing of other events throughout the world is available at


Contact Information

Contact name: Jim Linz, Modernism Show Chair


Telephone: 703-568-3745