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Professor To Give Greenwich Lecture On Early 20th Century Artists

Professor William C. Agee will present a lecture for the Greenwich Historical Society.
Professor William C. Agee will present a lecture for the Greenwich Historical Society. Photo Credit: Greenwich Historical Society

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Professor William C. Agee will address the legacy of the 1913 Armory Show in America in a special lecture for the Greenwich Historical Society at Vanderbilt Education Center on Nov. 5 from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Agee will explore the early 20th century works of Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp who created pieces considered so controversial in their time that they were protested and even hung in effigy.

Matisse and Duchamp influenced later artists like Stuart Davis, Charles Sheeler, Mark Rothko and Andy Warhol.

The 1913 Armory Show refers to the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan, according to Wikipedia.

Agee received degrees from Princeton and Yale universities and has taught for 25 years at Hunter College in New York City, where he holds the Evelyn Kranes Kossak Endowed Chair as professor of art history. He specializes in modern art in America from 1900 to 1970 and has published numerous articles, catalogs and monographs on the subject.

He is currently preparing a book for Phaidon Press, "Modern Art In America 1908-1968."

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Click here to purchase tickets or call 203-869-6899, ext. 10.

The Vanderbilt Education Center is at 39 Strickland Road in Cos Cob.

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