A sampling of works in our collection from the 1913 Armory Show. Stop by today from 1:30-2:30 to catch the last lecture in the series “Exploring American Modernism: The Armory Show at 100.”
This year marks the centenary of the Armory Show, the International Exhibition of Modern Art, held in New York. The exhibition was the first encounter most viewers had with European or American modernist art. The 1,300 artworks on view were seen by many as oddities, in part because they were so vastly different from established trends.
As you may remember from the press reactions we’ve been featuring over the past few weeks, those top two works - Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase and Brancusi’s Mlle. Pogany - incited the most shock, awe, and amusement out of anything at the Armory Show (see our other posts tagged #armoryshow). Good to know they’re only a short trip up I-95 away in case I want to be shocked and amused in person!
Check out our dedicated site for more primary source goodness: armoryshow.si.edu