The Chicago Art Deco Society (“CADS”) is a community of members that celebrates the unique aesthetic of the Interwar Period including fine and decorative arts, architecture and fashion that defined the elegant Art Deco and Streamline Moderne era. CADS was founded in 1982 as a non-profit organization with a mission of education, preservation and fellowship.

CADS members develop their knowledge, make connections, and get involved to save historic structures through our advocacy and education programs. When you join CADS you’ll meet fellow enthusiasts and experts, receive unique benefits, continue learning, and play a meaningful part in preserving our Art Deco heritage.

With membership you will receive the highly respected Chicago Art Deco Magazine. Richly illustrated and loaded with topical articles, special features and a calendar of international art deco events & book reviews, the biannual publication has become a collectible in its own right. 

As a member, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and discuss your favorite aspect of Art Deco with over 500 associates from across the United States.

Your membership supports historic preservation programs including the Chicago Art Deco Survey.

Exclusive access to fabulous buildings, private collections and exciting events including tours and lectures featuring expert speakers and authors.

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