“Decadence and Design: Digging Below the Surface of Art Nouveau” will be the topic of the next “Historic Tuesday Talk” at the River Campus. Art Nouveau was a psychological experiment that took place at the turn of the century. Influenced by the melancholy permeating Europe at the time and the writings of decadent authors like Oscar Wilde, artists working in the “New Style” expressed their concerns about the new century in a highly decorative manner. Dr. Joni Hand, associate professor of art history at Southeast, will give the presentation. The next “Historic Tuesday Talk” will take place on April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Crisp Museum at the River Campus. It is free and open to the public.