For and Against Modern Art: The Armory Show + 100
June 29 - September 29, 2013
The 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, referred to now as simply the Armory Show, was the first major exhibition of modern art in the United States. Alongside traditional realistic art, the styles of the European avant-garde shocked many American viewers and inspired American artists. Many of the works that were controversial a century ago seem unremarkable now, but the intensity-and polarity-of the critical reception had deep ramifications in the art world. While some people reveled in the new expression, many were vociferously opposed to external ideas and offended by unfamiliar imagery. This exhibition focuses on the work and artists featured in the Armory Show-with special emphasis on the Chicago venue.
Organized by the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, with support from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
The exhibition's presentation in Kalamazoo is
Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Return from the Chase, 1911, oil on canvas. Collection of the Muskegon Museum of Art, Gift of Manierre Dawson. 1969.6
Abraham Walkowitz, American (1880-1965), Geometric Abstraction, 1916, ink wash on paper | Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. Louis Shapiro, 1960/1.360
Edvard Munch, The Kiss of Death, 1899, lithograph | Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr.and Mrs. Donald S. Gilmore, 1968/9.8
Manierre Dawson, American (1887-1969), Mother and Child, 1912, oil on canvas | Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Gilmore Acquisition Fund, 2012.50
Walt Kuhn, American (1877-1949), Dressing Room, ca. 1920-1933, lithograph | Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Director's Fund Purchase, 1967/8.20
Philip Leslie Hale, Art Students, 1913, oil on canvas on panel | Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Gift of Elizabeth Upjohn Mason and Lowell B. Mason, Jr., 2008.4
Paul Gauguin, Les Vielles Filles (The Old Women of Arles), 1889-1903, zincographic print. Collection of the Wright Museum, Beloit College.
Pierre Auguste Renoir, Baigneuse debout a mi-jambes, ca. 1910, etching. Collection of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. David Markin, 1969/70.49
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