Wednesday, April 2, 2014

VMFA Blog: Ladies and Gentlemen…The Avant-Garde

"The film is complete with back story, the principal organizers and their efforts, high definition images of 60 works, and is as close to attending the exhibition as one can get." ~ Hobart Cornell, Critic-at-large      

In winter, 1913, The International Exhibition of Modern Art, better known as The Armory Show, opened in New York City.  It was fully loaded with over 1300 modern artworks by more than 300 artists from Europe and America.  Mere style and technique would challenge the sensibilities of the norm and spur a sea change in U.S. art and culture. 
  
On Friday, April 11, at 6:30 pm, VMFA and the James River Film Festival will present the Virginia Premiere of the documentary The Great Confusion: The 1913 Armory Show (2013; 84 min.)....  

Continue reading Hobart Cornell's write up at this link.