March 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
, March 9 and 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Location: Van Pelt Auditorium
Thursday Single-day: $25 ($20 members)
Saturday Single-day: $50 ($40 members)
Course tickets available by calling the Ticket Center at 215-235-7469.
$100 ($80 Members)
2013 marks the centenary of the Armory Show, the International Exhibition of Modern Art, held in 1913 at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York. The exhibition was the first encounter most viewers had with European or American modernist art. Following Julian Street’s assessment, in the New York Times, of Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 as “an explosion in a shingle factory,” the 1,300 artworks on view were seen by many as oddities, in part because they were so vastly different from established trends. This course examines the exhibition’s impact on American modernist art and architecture.
Lecturer: Matthew Palczynski, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
- Lecture 1: The Ashcan School and Urbanism
- Lecture 2: Stieglitz, Steichen, and the 291 Gallery
- Lecture 3: Precisionism and the Machine Age
- Lecture 4: American Architecture ca. 1900-1935