126) The Armory Show: European Modernism Comes to America

The first large-scale display of modern art in America opened on February 17, 1913 in New York City. The International Exhibition of Modern Art, known today as The Armory Show, was organized by a group of industrious and determined artists who were looking to introduce Americans to the experimental styles of the European avant-garde—Fauvism, Cubism, and Futurism. The exhibition astonished both the critics and the public and became perhaps the most important event in the history of American art. The Armory Show also served as a catalyst for American artists to become more independent, create their own artistic language, and dare to challenge the reigning art establishment. Join us to experience the European art we have come to embrace and experience the American art it inspired.

Instructor: Janet Mandel is an award-winning art history educator

Additional Information:
Information on how to join your video conference will be sent 12-24 hours prior to the start of class.