Becoming Modern: Armory Show Artists at MAG

Gaston Lachaise, Standing WomanBecoming Modern: Armory Show Artists at MAG

January 25–May 12, 2013 in the Lockhart Gallery

In 1913 the Armory Show in New York City shocked Americans with the radical abstractions of the European modernists. Later that year the Memorial Art Gallery opened its doors in Rochester, a city of predominantly conservative tastes.

Becoming Modern proudly highlights some of the Gallery’s most significant acquisitions by American and European artists who participated in the Armory Show. Included are 32 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by such masters as Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Stuart Davis and John Marin.

Pictured: Gaston Lachaise, Standing Woman (1917). Gift of Charlotte Whitney Allen.

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