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Landmark Armory Show Opens at New-York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society celebrates the centennial of “The Armory Show” with 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).

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Five Years When Silence Equaled Death

Before AIDS activists plastered posters reading “Silence = Death” on New York City walls and ACT UP shouted, “Fight Back, Fight AIDS,” the disease had already claimed the lives of thousands of New Yorkers. The first five years of the AIDS epidemic were characterized by a lack of information about the disease that triggered widespread panic and fear. Focusing on that time, from the appearance of AIDS in 1981 to the death of Hollywood icon Rock Hudson in 1985, which forced the disease into public discourse, the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition AIDS in New York: The First Five Years presents an incredibly important record of both the silence surrounding the growing crisis and the bravery of early activists and caretakers.