How to be Modern: The 1913 Armory Show at 100
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: The Arts
Course Number: LINA 2018
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- Art History, Theory & Criticism
- Curatorial Practice
- Cultural Studies
Officially known as The International Exhibition of Modern Art, the 1913 New York Armory Show introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture for the first time, signaling the beginning of the integration of modernism into American culture. The exhibition included works by such well-known European modernists as Paul Cézanne, Marcel Duchamp, and Pablo Picasso, as well as budding American modernists, such as Charles Sheeler, Marsden Hartley and Stuart Davis. The100th anniversary of the legendary Armory Show offers a unique opportunity to assess the continuing relevance of modernism and its prevailing influence on contemporary artists. Placing the show within the context of the socio-political climate of New York and the United States ca. 1913, this course will shed new light on the artists that were represented and examine the way New York audiences and critics responded to the shock of Modernism.
Open to Undergraduate students.