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The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Marilyn S. Kushner, Kimberly Orcutt
Thu, October 24th, 2013 | 6:30 pm
(Members $18)

Note: This program is sold out



On February 17, 1913, the avant-garde exploded onto the New York art scene with the opening of the Armory Show, causing a trans-Atlantic cultural upheaval that still resonates a century later. In this discussion, curators Marilyn S. Kushner and Kimberly Orcutt examine the historical context and shed light on the groundbreaking exhibition that forever changed the way we understand art.


Marilyn S. Kushner is the Curator and Head, Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections at the New-York Historical Society. Kimberly Orcutt is the Henry Luce Foundation Curator of American Art at the New-York Historical Society. They are the co-curators of The Armory Show at 100.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone*: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online*: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

*Service fee of $2.75 applies per online or over-the-phone order. (Fee waived for New-York Historical Society members.) Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.


Pre-order your ticket for this public program and for an extra $10 enjoy a glass of wine at Caffè Storico while a priority seat is reserved for you in the auditorium. Select the “package ticket” option online and stop by Caffè Storico prior to the event.

Note: Ticket order must be made at least one day prior to event. Pre-ordered drink must be redeemed before program begins. Priority seats will open to general public ten minutes before program start time. A full bar selection is also available; beverages exceeding $10 will be charged the a la carte menu price difference at time of redemption. Limited availability.

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