02/25/2013 07:49 am ET

Archives Of American Art Launches New Website About The 1913 Armory Show

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art has launched 1913 Armory Show: The Story in Primary Sources at, a website celebrating the centennial of the International Exhibition of Modern Art. Popularly known as the Armory Show, it was first major exhibition of European modern art in the United States, opening in New York Feb. 17, 1913, then travelling to Chicago and Boston. The complete story of the 1913 Armory Show cannot be told without the Archives of American Art; the Archives holds the largest accumulation of primary sources, ranging from the official records of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors, the group that organized the show, to the personal papers of artists who participated in the exhibition.