The 1913 New York Armory Art Show
History and art teachers will explore an important exhibition currently on display at The New-York Historical Society. The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution celebrates the centennial of the legendary 1913 New York Armory Art Show which, during a period of extraordinary cultural and political ferment, introduced Americans to the scandalous European avant-garde. Teachers will have exclusive access to the exhibition, which reunites masterworks from the original Armory Show by artists such as Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, John Sloan, Robert Henri, and George Bellows and allows us to imagine an event that had a seismic impact on American art, politics, and society.
Casey Nelson Blake, professor of American Studies and History at Columbia University, specializes in modern U.S. intellectual and cultural history, with an emphasis on topics at the intersection of modernist art and politics in the twentieth century. He is the author of several works, including The Arts of Democracy: Art, Public Culture, and the State and is co-editor of The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution. He was the Senior Historian for the New-York Historical Society exhibition.