Past Event

The Armory Show of 1913 & The Legacy of Modernism

The International Exhibition of Modern Art that premiered one hundred years ago at the New York Armory was a major introduction of Eurpoean avant-guarde artists to the United States and a showcase of important works by American artists of the time. It remains an iconic symbol of the modernist movement, which began in the 1880s and continued through the mid-20th century.

The Armory Show of 1913 & The Legacy of Modernism” is a 5 day lecture and film series examining of turning points in 20th century creative and intellectual thought. The series probes some manifestations and impacts of modernism in the arts and humanities and in educational philosophy and will end with a closing reception following the final topic on October 11, 2013.

Today’s presentation, “Modernism, Cinema, and the 1913 Armory Show: Higher Education and a Speculative Connection to Southern Illinois” will be given by Walter Metz, Chair, SIU Dept. of Cinema & Photography.

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