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Everything You Thought You Knew about The Armory Show 1913 is Wrong

In many ways this is being proven true this year, as various projects, including current and forthcoming exhibitions in the New York area (at The New-York Historical Society and the Montclair Art Museum) will focus on consistently ignored aspects of the show, especially American artists who were part of the exhibition and historical European artists the organizers included to contextualize the contemporary turn towards abstraction. As a result, we will again be able to see how diverse and complicated The Armory Show actually was, outside of just the works of Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Francis Picabia, and Henri Matisse. 

Another way to get a sense of this complexity? Below is a selected list of genes associated with the artists included in the show. Happy searching!

19th Century French Realism
American Impressionism
American Modernism
American Realism
Ashcan School
Austrian and German Expressionism
Barbizon School
Cubism
The Blue Rider
Fauvism
Impressionism
Nabis
Neoclassisicm
Pointillism
Post-Impressionism
School of Paris
Precisionism
Romanticism
Symbolism
Tonalism

-Matthew Israel, Director of The Art Genome Project

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