Revisiting the Armory Show: A Roundtable

Thursday 06 February, 2014
7pm, $0

New York University, Maison Français
16 Washington Mews

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The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution, the exhibition on view at the New York Historical Society until February 23, revisits the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on its 100th anniversary. 

In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists and presented at the Lexington Avenue Armory (and thus nicknamed the Armory Show), it introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. The exhibition is an exploration of how the Armory Show inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society.

Participants

Marilyn S. Kushner
Curator and Head of the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections at the New York Historical Society, Marilyn Kushner is the co-curator of The Armory Show at 100. She is the co-editor of the interdisciplinary volume of the same name, published in conjunction with the exhibition, which re-examines the exhibition and its historical and cultural context.

Patricia Mainardi
A leading authority on European art and a pioneering figure in women’s studies, Patricia Mainardi is Professor Emerita of Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her last book was Husbands, Wives, and Lovers: Marriage and Its Discontents in Nineteenth Century France (Yale University Press, 2003) and she is completing a study of the beginnings of illustrated print culture.

Jeffrey Trask
Assistant Professor of History at Georgia State University, Jeffery Trask specializes in the cultural and intellectual history of the modern U.S., with a focus on art and politics. He is the author of Things American: Art Museums and Civic Culture in the Progressive Era (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012).

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