American Modernism Revisited:
The 1913 Armory Show
This panel is intended to mark the centenary of the Armory Show exhibition, which many modernists acknowledge as a watershed event and yet is
still often glossed over or mis-represented. To many scholars and cultural historians the Armory Show marks the moment when Modernism, apparently
unknown prior to this moment, suddenly appears in America and allows American modern art to spring like Athena from the collective head of the
Europeans exhibited there. This panel does not seek to diminish the importance of the European examples that were in the show but does seek to
provide a fuller context surrounding the exhibition including a recognition of the modern art that was already being produced in America at the
time and that was included in the show, the media and galleries that helped support these artists, a consideration of influences from the exhibition
besides the oft-cited French ones, and concrete examples of the legacy of this exhibition.
Moderator: Thalia Vrachopoulos, professor, curator, and critic |
John Angeline: received his doctorate from CUNY with a specialty in 20th century European and American art. He teaches art at John Jay College, CUNY and at Parsons The New School for Design
Robert C. Morgan: Critic and Art Historian, Author of "Between Modernism and Conceptual Art: A Critical Response"
Herbert Hartel: an art historian who is an American art expert on the Armory Show
Karen St. Pierre: Producer/Art Historian, documenting the Woodstock part in planning the show
Thalia Vrachopoulos and
Douglas I. Sheer
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Winter 2012 - 2013