Modern Art


A Girls Designers Club

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Museum of Arts and Design presents an exhibit dedicated to female artists from the 1950s until today. 


The Leonard Lopate Show

"The Armory Show at 100"

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Curator Marilyn Kushner and exhibition historian and catalog editor/contributor Casey Blake, talk about “The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution,” on view at the New-York Historical Society through February 23, 2014. The exhibition celebrates the centennial year of the legendary 1913 Armory Show, one of the most important art events and a turning point in American art, and brings together 100 masterworks from the show, including iconic pieces by Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, Francis Picabia, Constantin Brancusi, Pablo Picasso and John Marin, and others.

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The Takeaway

The Hundred-Year-Old Modern Art Show That Changed Everything

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Next week marks the 100th anniversary of the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art. Better known as the Armory Show, it was the first large exhibition of modern art in America. It was also the first time many New Yorkers found themselves face-to-face with the work of artists like Duchamp, Seurat, and Picasso.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inventing Abstraction at MoMA

Friday, January 18, 2013

Leah Dickerman, Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, talks about the exhibition “Inventing Abstraction, 1910-1925.” Commemorating the centennial of invention of abstraction, the exhibition brings together over 350 works—including paintings, drawings, prints, books, sculptures, films, photographs, recordings, and dance pieces—to offer a sweeping survey of a radical moment when the rules of art making were fundamentally transformed.

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Studio 360

Commentary: The "Fountain" of Youth

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Kurt reflects on the lasting influence of a few modern works of art. 


Studio 360

Does Size Matter?

Saturday, June 26, 2004

At some point in the middle of the last century, almost all the important painters were working big. Canvasses grew too big for even some of the rich patrons’ walls. Matt Holzman of KCRW tried to find out why, and how, modern painters went monumental.