Armory Show 100

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

An abstract painting got WNYC’s Sara Fishko thinking as she visited the Montclair Art Museum...


The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913 opens at The Montclair Art Museum on Sunday, February 17th.

For more on the Armory show, check out Culture Shock 1913, in which Sara Fishko explores an unsettling, shocking era of sweeping changes and the ways in which it mirrors our own uncertain age.

A quirky take on Cubism: The Cubies

Sara Fishko spoke to Gail Stavitsky, Chief Curator at the Montclair Art Museum, about a curiosity called The Cubies -- a satirical primer on Cubism, published in 1913, that makes light of the then-shocking style of art.


Mary Mills Lyall, author, and Earl Harvey Lyall, illustrator

The Cubies’ ABC
, Book (New York and London: G. P. Putnam’s Sons), 19136 x 8 in.
Francis M. Naumann and Marie T. Keller, Yorktown Heights, NY


WNYC Production Credits...

Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister

Associate Producer: Laura Mayer

Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann


SEE BELOW | Some of the art from The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913

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Norton Museum of Art, Purchase, the R.H. Norton Trust, 69.5
Manierre Dawson, Untitled (Wharf Under Mountain), 1913

Oil on canvas
18 x 22 in.

National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Glackens 1971.12.1, Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art, Washington
William Glackens, Family Group, 1910/1911

Oil on canvas
71 15/16 x 84 in.

Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio: Gift of Ferdinand Howald, 1931.184
Marsden Hartley

Still Life No. 1, 1912
Oil on canvas
31 ½ x 25 5/8 in.

Collection of the Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL. 2000.15.011. Museum purchase made possible by William J. and Suzanne V. von Liebig.
Oscar Bluemner, "Hackensack River," ca. 1912

Oil on canvas
20 x 30 ¼ in.

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Beal in honor of the Sarah Scaife Gallery, 72.43
Edward Hopper, "Sailing," 1911

Oil on canvas
24 x 29 in.

The Angerman Collection
Jo Davidson, "Seated Female Nude," 1913

13 ½ x 7 ½ x 14 in.

Delaware Art Museum, Gift of John L. McHugh, 1957 © 2012 Estate of John Marin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
John Marin, "St. Paul's, Lower Manhattan (Broadway, St. Paul's Church)," 1912

Watercolor on paper
18 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.

Courtesy of Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York
Walter Pach, "The Wall of the City," 1912

Oil on canvas
18 x 24 in.

© 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Henri Matisse, "Nude in a Wood (Nu dans la forêt; Nu assis dans le bois)," 1906

Oil on board mounted on panel
16 x 12 ¾ in.
Brooklyn Museum, Gift of George F. Of, 52.150

Produced by:

Sara Fishko

Comments [2]

Bernard Klevickas from 26th Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan

This year the Fountain Art Fair will take place March 8th through 10th at the 69th Regiment Armory, the site of the Original Armory show. Come see what the Hullaballoo is all about!

Feb. 14 2013 06:08 PM
Monica from New York

Interesting approach to American art and European influences, shows the evolution of modern art.

Feb. 14 2013 08:31 AM

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