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The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

The Armory Show at 100 Gallery Tour 3

Speaker: 
Marilyn S. Kushner
Mon, January 27th, 2014 | 11:00 am

Note: This program is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

The 1913 New York Armory Show was a public sensation that introduced the American masses to European avant-garde painters and sculptures. Join curator Marilyn S. Kushner in revisiting the show on its 100th anniversary.

The Armory Show at 100 Gallery Tour 2

Speaker: 
Kimberly Orcutt
Mon, November 18th, 2013 | 11:00 am

Note: This program is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

The 1913 New York Armory Show was a public sensation that introduced the American masses to European avant-garde painters and sculptors. Join curator Kimberly Orcutt in revisiting the show on its 100th anniversary.

Culture Shock: New York and Paris, 1913

Speaker: 
Leon Botstein
Barbara Haskell
Susan Lacy (moderator)
Wed, January 15th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

Note: This program is sold out

 

The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution

Oct 11 2013 - Feb 23 2014

Works by Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh will be on display in The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, which revisits the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on its 100th anniversary. In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists and presented at the Lexington Avenue Armory (and thus nicknamed the Armory Show), it introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. This exhibition is an exploration of how the Armory Show inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society.

Marcel Duchamp, (French, 1887-1968), Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912. Oil on canvas, 57 7/8 x 35 1/8 in. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950, 1950-134-59 © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris/Succession Marcel Duchamp. Reproduction, including downloading this work, is prohibited by copyright law without written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

The Armory Show at 100 features approximately 100 masterworks from the 1913 Armory Show that powerfully impacted American audiences. The exhibition includes American and European paintings and sculpture that will represent the scandalous avant-garde and the range of early twentieth-century American art. It will also include historical works (dating through the nineteenth century) that the original organizers gathered in an effort to show the progression of modern art leading up to the controversial abstract works that have become the Armory Show’s hallmark.

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