When New York Exploded into the Modern World

New-York Historical Society
Feb 20, 2013 5:35PM

It lasted for only one month -- from February 17 through March 15, 1913 -- but its shock waves reverberate to this day. Exactly one hundred years ago, a group calling itself the Association of American Painters and Sculptors organized something they called an "International Exhibition of Modern Art" at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. Better known as the Armory Show, the exhibition has been understood ever since as a decisive event in the history of U.S. culture: the moment of scandal, outrage and publicity when Americans chose sides between tradition and modernity.

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