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“The Great Confusion: When Modern Art Came to the Midwest”

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Sheldon Museum of Art
451 N 12th St
Lincoln NE 68588
Additional Info: SHEL
(402) 472-2461
The Armory Show of 1913 was a watershed moment in art history: In introducing Americans to the European avant-garde, it scandalized a public accustomed to realist art. After the exhibition closed in New York, it traveled to the Art Institute of Chicago, where it garnered equally slack-jawed responses and critical censure. Join Art Institute of Chicago curator Judy Barter as she shares new research on the Armory Show’s Chicago presentation, undertaken as part of the historic exhibition’s centenary, revealing details about its reception there and how it affected art produced in the Midwest.

Dr. Barter is the Field-McCormick chair and curator of American Art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of several books on American art, including important monographs on Mary Cassatt, American folk art, and the Arts and Crafts movement; she is also a frequent contributor to regional and national media on the subject of American art.

Dr. Barter’s lecture is cosponsored by the Sheldon Museum of Art and UNL’s Department of Art and Art History, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts; additional support comes from UNL’s Research Council and Convocations Committee.

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