In 1913, the Armory Show presented a dramatic departure from neo-classical realism and brought avant-garde modernists like Picasso and Duchamp into the forefront of American thinking. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the opening performance of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring in Paris—with its unconventional music and choreography— resulted in a near-riot in the audience.
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In paintings, prints, watercolors, and photographs, Reginald Marsh captured the animation and visual turbulence that made urban New York life an exhilarating spectacle. In this intimate gallery tour led by curator Barbara Haskell, experience New York in the 1930s as Marsh viewed it. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.
Join architectural historian Barry Lewis for this Sunday program on New York’s Art Deco buildings of the 1930s. From the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings to more modest buildings about town, Art Deco was the dominant style of “Swing Time.”
Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and host of a popular series of walking tours on PBS.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024