Archive for March, 2013

Happy International Women’s Day, everybody!

Broad Strokes: The National Museum of Women in the Arts' Blog

(This is Part 1 of a series in honor of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the Armory Show—click here for Part 2, on women artists!)

The Armory Show took place in New York City exactly 100 years ago, introducing the American public to the contemporary art coming out of Europe. Many saw the avant-garde abstractions as shocking—one viewer referred to Marcel Duchamp’s Nude Descending a Staircase as “an explosion in a shingle factory.” Despite its raucous reception, no one doubts the impact the Armory Show has had on artistic developments in the United States.

Armory_show_button,1913 The exhibition has been celebrated as an iconic success for the male modern artist, yet this success hinged on the women patrons who not only opened their purses to help make it happen, but also made significant purchases at the exhibition. Of the 24 financial contributors, all but five were women. Despite being characterized…

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Life Drawing

2013.03.02Life Drawing – 1 hour pose. Sunday, March 2, 2013. Greensboro Art Center

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