From TRAVEL The Armory Show
March 7- March 10 Piers 92 & 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, New York City

The Armory Show is America's leading fine art fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The fair has become an international institution. Every March, artists, galleries, collectors, critics and curators from all over the world make New York their destination during Armory Arts Week. The Armory Show – Modern is a section dedicated to international dealers specializing in historically significant Modern and contemporary art. With one admission ticket, visitors will now have access not only to the newest developments in the art world, but also to the masterpieces that heralded them.

The 1913 Armory Show
Lauded as one of the most influential events in the history of American art, the Armory Show has a mythic legacy that rivals the raucous opening of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, The Rite of Spring in Paris. In the wake of previous large independent art exhibitions in France, Germany, Italy, and England, from February 17th to March 15th, 1913, New York's 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th streets was home to approximately 1250 paintings, sculptures, and decorative works by over 300 European and American artists. While the purchase of Cézanne's Hill of the Poor by the Metropolitan Museum of Art signaled an integration of modernism into official art channels, the shock and outrage proported from Duchamp's Nude Descending the Staircase and Matisse's Luxury connected the Armory Show, officially known as The International Exhibition of Modern Art, with an historic avant-garde whose duty was to question the boundaries of art as an institution.

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