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Factory of Illusions: Researching and Reconstructing Joseph Urban’s Art Deco Bedroom

by Talia Shiroma, Joseph Urban Interactive Project Interpretive Intern

2/11/2022

Joseph Urban , Fashion Arts & Textiles , Decorative Arts and Design , Interior Design , Unlocking an Art Deco Bedroom

Next summer, the Cincinnati Art Museum will display an exhibition based on Urban’s late 1920s commission for the Wormser family of Chicago. Over several years of researching this work of art, a bedroom for a young woman, the curatorial team gleaned information about the workers and manufacturers who potentially fabricated many of the room’s design elements.