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The Armory Show Celebrates 100th Anniversary

It is the 100th anniversary of the famous 1913 New York Armory Show and the New York Historical Society is celebrating with The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution.  In 1913 Arthur B. Davies and a small group of American artists wanted to introduce the American public to the latest developments in European culture including European avant-garde painting and sculpture so they brought the International Exhibition of Modern Art to New York and presented the works at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue, which earned the exhibition the nickname of The Armory Show. The American public was not ready for what they would see inside the walls of …..

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Paul Gauguin 110 Years Later

May 8, 1903, 110 years ago today, Paul Gauguin died at the age of 54.  In 1901, Gauguin moved to Atuona on the south coast of Hiva Oa, the second largest island of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, a territory of France.  This would become his final resting place. While in Atuona, Gauguin lived with a young woman named Marie-Rose Vaeoho and built a small home on stilts which included a sculpture studio, a dining room, a kitchen and upstairs, a room and a workshop.  It was in this home that Gauguin painted 20 some works with unnaturally overwhelming color. In Atuona, Gauguin became more of an outcast.  He …..

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Announcing Our Redesigned Artist Sites

We are pleased to announce the recent launch of three redesigned artist sites: the Caravaggio Gallery, the C Monet Gallery, and the Gauguin Gallery!   These newly designed sites join two of our other sites: the Michelangelo Gallery and the Van Gogh Gallery which were redesigned late last year.  In September we were pleased to launch our first redesigned artist site – the Michelangelo Gallery.  Then in October the newly designed Van Gogh Gallery was released.  All of these famous artist sites carry a similar look and feel throughout, but each site is customized to reflect the colors and tone of the artist’s works.  The latest release of the Caravaggio, Monet …..

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