It was titled The International Exhibition of Modern Art, but history knows it simply as “The Armory Show,” a bombshell of an exhibition that presented an arsenal of avant-garde art at the vast 69th Regiment Armory in New York City in 1913. The exhibition was planned by a small group of American artists and included the latest in American art, but it is remembered for a collection of European paintings and sculptures that delivered the full impact of modernism, a movement defined by a series of cultural shocks. It became a media sensation and had a seismic effect on the public, igniting violent debate everywhere.
The New-York Historical Society celebrates the centennial of this history-changing event with The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, a retrospective exhibition that unites pieces from the original event by Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Gauguin, as well as American impressionist Childe Hassam, urban realist Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, and more.
The Armory Show at 100 opens tomorrow, Friday, October 11, at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at Richard Gilder Way (West 77th Street). The exhibition will run through February 23, 2014.
Timed tickets are required for admission to The Armory Show at 100. Reserve your tickets up to 30 days in advance at nyhistory.org. Or become a Member and skip the line!
New-York Historical Society is open Tuesday–Thursday, 10am–6pm; Friday, 10am–8pm; Saturday, 10am–6pm; and Sunday, 11am–5pm.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime art world event.
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