February 17, 1913~ The Armory Show opens in New York City

Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) by Marcel Duchamp

1912 / Oil on canvas / 57 7/8”x35 1/8” / Philadelphia Museum of Art

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. http://armory.nyhistory.org/about/

~ 1913 Armory Show: The Story in Primary Sources
~ List of women artists in the Armory Show
~ Armory Show 1913 Complete List

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February 17~ African-American visual artists

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Madama Butterfly: First Performance February 17, 1904

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/17~