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International Exhibition of Modern Art (U.S.)

Armory Show

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[International Exhibition of Modern Art flag] image by Miles Li, 20 February 2012

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The International Exhibition of Modern Art, commonly known as the Armory Show, was an important pioneering modern art exhibition, held at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan, New York City, from February 17 to March 15, 1913. Its logo, designed by American painter Walt Kuhn, was a red flag with a light blue horizontal stripe at the top and at the bottom, and with a green pine tree within a white square at the center. The pine tree emblem was taken from several flags flown in Massachusetts during the American Revolutionary War, thus symbolized the exhibition as both the growth of a new art movement (the motto of the exhibition was "The New Spirit") and a 'revolution' in the American art scenes.
Miles Li, 20 February 2012