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The Armory Show at 100

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Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968), Nude Descending a Staircase
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Marcel Duchamp (French, 1887-1968), Nude Descending a Staircase (No. 2), 1912. Oil on canvas, 57 7/8 x 35 1/8 in. Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950, 1950-134-59. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / Succession Marcel Duchamp

Sometimes called the most important exhibition ever held in the United States, the 1913 Armory Show changed the way Americans thought about modern art.

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