Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2) by Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968), 1912, oil on canvas, 57 7/8 x 35 1/8 inches. Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection.
Sunday, November 18 at 2 pm
In 1903, David Milne arrived in New York City to make his way as an artist. By the time he left in 1916, Modernism had taken hold in Manhattan, with the 1905 opening of Alfred Stieglitz’s first gallery, and continuing with the revelations brought on by the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art, also known as the Armory Show.
This talk, presented by Jessica Todd Smith, the Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art and Manager of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will explore some of the extraordinary social, cultural, technological, and aesthetic revolutions that began to unfold during this period and examine the formative experiences that helped Milne develop his unique artistic vision.
About Jessica Todd Smith
Jessica Todd Smith is the Susan Gray Detweiler Curator of American Art and Manager of the Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her recent projects include the exhibition Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950 and the book American Modernism: Highlights from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Fee: A+ seating (first three rows only): $29 general public; $24 McMichael members. A seating: $19 general public; $15 McMichael members; $10 students with valid ID.