New Film Highlights the Centenary Celebration of the 1913 Armory Show: The Exhibition that Changed the Face of Art in America
Ashford, CT (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
Connecticut-based independent film makers Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton of 217 Films announce that their new film project -- their fifth film since 2005 -- will celebrate the International Exhibition of Modern Art, known as the 1913 Armory Show where many Americans had their first introduction to art that did not look like anything they had ever seen or ever expected to see.
The film will be titled The New Spirit: Celebrating the 1913 Armory Show and is scheduled for release in November 2013.
From February 15 until March 15, 1913, Americans pushed their way through the doors of an armory on the east side of New York City to confront Modern Art for the first time. What they saw would annoy and infuriate some, and captivate, delight, and inspire many. What resulted from this four weeks of mass exposure to European artists such as Cezanne, Renoir, and Van Gogh, and to such Americans as Marsden Hartley, John Marin, and Charles Sheeler, changed how Americans came to understand their own times. By entering through the doors of an armory, they entered through the doors of Modernism.