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Inside Art: Offshoots of Cubism in Europe

February 20, 2013
Fullerton Hall
$12 per member; $195 for full 17-lecture series

Trace the origins of modern art at the dawn of the 20th century in a year-long lecture series on the art historic roots and development of modernism in Europe and America. The year 2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armory Show at the Art Institute, a traveling exhibition that served as the first exposure of many Americans to modern and abstract art. Coinciding with the exhibition Picasso and Chicago, this series will examine the artists and movements—such as Cubism, Fauvism and Dada—that caused a major stir a century ago.

After Cubism laid its roots in Europe, multiple hybrid art movements sprouted. Artists in these groups continued to break down subject matter into abstracted forms, but they ventured in new directions as well. The Futurists aimed to express movement and dynamism in static works, while De Stijl artists further deconstructed compositions in an attempt to reach a controlled state of balance and order. Learn about art movements related to Cubism in this Inside Art lecture.

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