Monday, February 18, 2013

Armory Show 100 Years

Armory Show Display
Originally uploaded by Pesky Library
From February 17th to March 15th, 1913, New York's 69th Regiment Armory hosted an art show officially known as The International Exhibition of Modern Art.

Nicknamed the Armory Show, the exhibition was lauded as one of the most influential events in the history of American art. It was inspired by previous large independent art exhibitions in France, Germany, Italy, and England.

The Show was home to approximately 1250 paintings, sculptures, and decorative works by over 300 European and American artists. There was a wave of modernism after the Armory Show, the first major showing of avant-garde works in the U.S.

Look at our Armory Show and Presidents displays on the first floor for more!

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