Programs

Events at ASO, BAM and New-York Historical Revisit the Uproarious Year of 1913.

LECTURES & CONVERSATIONS

Saturday, October 19, 9–11 am
Churchill and the Origins of the First World War

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Organized in collaboration with the Foreign Policy Research Institute

Featuring John H. Maurer
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Tuesday, October 22, 6:30 pm
The Birth of the Modern Movement: New York’s Mid-Century Skyline in the Making

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring Barry Lewis
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Thursday, October 24, 8:45 am – 5:30 pm
The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring Marilyn S. Kushner, Kimberly Orcutt
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Monday, November 4, 6:30 pm
Wilson

The President Bill Clinton Lecture Series in American History
Featuring A. Scott Berg
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Saturday, November 9, 6:30 pm
SYMPOSIUM: The Armory Show at 100: New Perspectives

The New-York Historical Society is grateful to the Terra Foundation for American Art for its support of this symposium
Featuring Thomas Bender, Casey Nelson Blake, Michele Bogart, Charles Brock, Elizabeth Carlson, John Davis, Betsy Fahlman, Jodi Hauptman, Kenneth T. Jackson, Jackson Lears, Kimberly Orcutt, Rebecca Rabinow, Anna Gruetzner Robins, Barbara Schaefer, Chris Stephens

Schedule
8:30 Registration

9:00 Welcome

9:10 Kimberly Orcutt, Henry Luce Foundation Curator of American Art, N-YHS A Dialogue of Nudes

9:35 Charles Brock, Associate Curator of American and British Paintings, National Gallery of Art
A Place in the Sun: George Bellows and the Armory Show

10:00 John Davis, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art, Smith College
It’s all about Real Estate: The National Academy and the Armory Show

10:35 Betsy Fahlman, Professor of Art History, Arizona State University
Robert Winthrop Chanler: Screening the Armory Show

11:00 Break

11:15 Elizabeth Carlson, Associate Professor, Lawrence University
Cubist Chic: Mainstreaming Modernism After the Armory

11:50 Jackson Lears, Board of Governors Professor of History, Rutgers University
1913: the Vitalist Moment in America

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Welcome

2:10 Jodi Hauptman, Curator, Department of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art
Silence

2:35 Barbara Schaefer, Deputy Director, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany
The Sonderbund Exhibition: a Model for the Armory Show

3:10 Rebecca Rabinow, Leonard A. Lauder Curator of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Forgotten Fauves of the Armory Show

3:35 Break

3:50 Anna Gruetzner Robins, Professor, History of Art, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Bringing Post-Impressionism to New York: Roger Fry and the Armory Show

4:25 Chris Stephens, Curator and Head of Displays, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom
Augustus John at the Armory Show (working title)

4:50 Discussion panel: Thomas Bender, Professor of History, New York University; Michele Bogart, Professor of Art History, Stony Brook University; Ken Jackson, Jacques Barzun Professor of History and the Social Sciences, Columbia University; Marilyn Kushner, Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, N-YHS; moderated by Casey Blake, Professor of History, Columbia University and Senior Historian, The Armory Show at 100

5:30 Conclusion
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Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 pm
Culture Shock: New York and Paris, 1913

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring Leon Botstein, Barbara Haskell, Susan Lacy (moderator)
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Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 pm
The Village: 400 Years of Beats and Bohemians, Radicals and Rogues

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring John Strausbaugh
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Wednesday, February 19, 6:30 pm
W.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight for Black Equality

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Featuring David Levering Lewis, Khalil Gibran Muhammad (moderator)
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Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 pm
The White House Series: First Mothers

Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Cokie Roberts, Bonnie Angelo, Gil Troy, Lesley Stahl (moderator)
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WALKS & TALKS

Monday, October 21, 11 am
The Armory Show at 100 Gallery Tour 1

Featuring Marilyn Kushner
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Sunday, October 27, 11 am
From the Armory Show to WWI: Artists and Memorials of Greenwich Village

Featuring Cal Snyder, Lucy Oakley
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Monday, November 18, 11 am
The Armory Show at 100 Gallery Tour 2

Featuring Kimberly Orcutt
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Monday, January 27, 11 am
The Armory Show at 100 Gallery Tour 3

Featuring Marilyn Kushner
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BERNARD AND IRENE SCHWARTZ CLASSIC FILM SERIES

WWI and Its Legacy in Film
The classic films take us through the trenches of the Great War and provide insight into how this conflict, unprecedented in scale, reshaped the 20th century

Friday, October 18, 7 pm
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Featuring David Denby, Kati Marton
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Friday, October 25, 7 pm
Grand Illusion (1937)

Featuring David Denby, Kati Marton
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Friday, November 22, 7 pm
Paths of Glory (1957)

Featuring Michael Korda
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Friday, January 17, 7 pm
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Featuring Thelma Schoonmaker
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Friday, February 7, 7 pm
The Red Shoes (1948)

Featuring Thelma Schoonmaker
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Collaborative Programs

New York Avant-Garde

American Symphony Orchestra
Thu, October 3rd, 2013 at 8:00 pm
See the art. Hear the music. As the New-York Historical Society’s upcoming retrospective shows, New Yorkers were astonished 100 years ago when the historic 1913 Armory Show displayed—for the first time in the U.S.—modernism in painting and sculpture. In partnership with N-YHS, the American Symphony Orchestra presents a glimpse of the city’s musical culture in the years surrounding the Armory Show, including the first generation of modernist composers, whose works appeared in the early 1920s. From Varèse’s salute to his new home to works by Antheil and Copland, this concert places in context the modernism that took New York and America by storm.

George Antheil — A Jazz Symphony
Charles Griffes — Poem
Carl Ruggles — Men and Mountains
Aaron Copland — Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
Edgard Varèse — Amériques

LOCATION
This concert will be held at Carnegie Hall (Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage) on 57th Street at 7th Avenue.

PRICING
$25/$35/$50

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A Rite at BAM
October 3-5 at 7:30pm

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Anne Bogart’s SITI Company—two ensembles with rich histories at BAM—join minds, bodies, and voices to offer this dance-theater celebration of Stravinsky’s incendiary 1913 work and its tremendous cultural resonance.
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The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution
Symposium at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris
December 6 & 7, 2013
Musée d’Orsay Auditorium

Friday, December 6, 2013, Morning Session: 9:30 am
The Armory Show’s Artistic and Cultural Background

Moderator: Paul B. Franklin, President, Association for Marcel Duchamp, Editor-in-Chief, Etant Donné Marcel Duchamp

Casey Nelson Blake, Professor of History and American Studies, Columbia University, New York, New York Modern 1913

Marilyn Kushner, Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society, The 1913 Armory Exhibition: Organizing Modernism’s “Big Show”

Didier Ottinger, Deputy Director, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, The Armory Show and Beyond

JoAnne Mancini, Senior Lecturer, Department of History, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland, The Armory Show, Art Criticism, and the American Art World

Friday, December 6, 2013, Afternoon Session: 2:30 pm
The Organization of the Armory Show: Models and Leaders

Moderator: Didier Ottinger, Deputy Director, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris

Emily Burns, Assistant Professor of Art History, Department of Art, Auburn University, Alabama, 1908 -Trying on Modernism for Size: The American Art Association of Paris in 1908

Barbara Schaefer, Deputy Director, Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne
The Sonderbund Exhibition: a Model for the Armory Show

Laurette E. McCarthy, Independent Scholar, Indianapolis, Parisian Art and Artists and the Armory Show: Walter Pach’s Roles and Influence

Scarlett Reliquet, Independent Scholar, Director of Cultural Programming, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, John Quinn: Critical Collector and Lender at the Armory Show

Saturday, December 7, 2013, Morning Session: 9:30 am
European Artists at the Armory Show: Redon, Rodin Brancusi, Duchamp and the British Artists

Moderator: Scarlett Reliquet, Director of Cultural Programming, Musée d’Orsay, Paris

Catherine Chevillot, Chief Curator and Director, Musée Rodin, Paris
The Sculpture in the Armory Show: A Curious Relationship between the French and the Americans

Doïna Lemny, Associate Curator, Musée national d’art moderne, Centre G. Pompidou, Is It a Woman or an Egg?: Constantin Brancusi at the Armory Show

Angela Miller, Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Duchamp-Redon: the Beholder’s Share

Kimberly Morse-Jones, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History, Sweet Briar College, Virginia, Gallery G: British and Irish Art at the Armory Show

Paul B. Franklin, President, Association for Marcel Duchamp, Editor-in-Chief, Etant Donné Marcel Duchamp, The Star of the Show: Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2)

Saturday, December 7, 2013, Afternoon Session: 2:30 pm
The legacy of the Armory Show

Moderator: Catherine Chevillot, Chief Curator and Director, Musée Rodin, Paris, Musée Rodin, Paris

Kimberly Orcutt, Henry Luce Foundation Curator of American Art, New-York Historical Society, New York, Reconsidering the Armory Show in 2013

Christine Oaklander, Independent Scholar, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Walt Kuhn and the Penguin: High Jinks and Radical Art

Silvia Bernacchi, Art Historian, University of Pisa, The Outburst of Modernism in American Art Galleries after 1913 

Annie Cohen-Solal, Professor, Universities of Paris, The Armory Show and American Social Minorities