Exhibition Website (UX): The Armory Show at 100
The New-York Historical Society’s recreation and contextualization of the original 1913 Armory Show opens this weekend (and runs until February 23, 2014).
Here is a quote from the introduction to the show on the exhibition website: “The Armory Show took place from February 17 to March 15, 1913 at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue and 25th Street, and in just less than a month it changed the way Americans thought about modern art. It has been called the most important exhibition ever held in the United States.”
The show has already gotten a good deal of press coverage. Here is a sampling: Newsweek Magazine, Huffington Post, and The New York Times. Also here is a very good interview with curator Marilyn Kushner on the BBC.
We created the show’s website, and since its completion a number of months ago, the curators and staff at the New-York Historical Society have been loading in a variety of great informational content. This can be accessed through the blog section.
There is also, of course, quite a collection of remarkable works of art that have been reassembled for this exhibit. We are very much looking forward to the show’s opening, having missed it the first time around.