The Armory Show 1913: Myths and Misconceptions

Marilyn Kushner, Francis Naumann, Gail Stavitsky, Robert Storr

Friday 08 March, 2013
1pm, $0

The Armory, Media Lounge
Pier 94, West 54 Street and Twelfth Avenue

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In 2013, two new exhibitions re-examine the history and legacy of the Armory Show: The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913 (Montclair Art Museum, February 17, 2013–June 16, 2013) and The Armory Show at 100 (New-York Historical Society Museum and Library, October 11, 2013–February 23, 2014). This discussion reconsiders the 1913International Exhibition of Modern Art, bringing new facts and controversies to light and dispelling popular myths and misconceptions around the show’s reception by the public and critics alike. Reflecting this new research, the talk brings fresh perspectives on American art that was included in the exhibition, and its relationship to the European art that was perceived by many as the catalyst behind the Armory Show’s profound impact on the art scene in New York and beyond. Speaker Marilyn Kushner is Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections at the New-York Historical Society; Francis Naumann is an independent scholar, curator, and art dealer specializing in modern art; Gail Stavitsky is Chief Curator of the Montclair Art Museum. Moderator Robert Storr is an artist, critic, curator, and since 2006, Professor of Painting and Dean of the School of Art at Yale University. He is also Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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