006a_NY_historical_society_entranceThe Historical Society of Rockland County continues its popular series of bus trips on Saturday, February 1, 2014, with a day trip to tour the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan. Guests will enjoy a private guided tour of the NYHS’s current exhibit, “The Armory Show at 100: Art and Revolution,” featuring artworks by Duchamp, Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin, and Van Gogh. The exhibit revisits the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on its 100th anniversary.

In 1913, the International Exhibition of Modern Art came to New York. Organized by a small group of American artists, including Rockland County’s Arthur B. Davies, the show took place at the Lexington Avenue Armory (thus, the nickname “The Armory Show”) and introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. “The Armory Show at 100” is an exploration of how this iconic international exhibition inspired seismic shifts in American culture, politics, and society.

After lunch, day trippers can enjoy a self-guided tour of “Clarice Smith: Recollections of a Life in Art,” a retrospective of the distinguished contemporary painter’s signature subjects. The tour also includes an all-museum pass so guests can visit the rest of the museum at their own pace. Tickets for the day trip are $99 per person ($89 per person for HSRC Members) and includes museum and tour admissions, lunch, and transportation. Space is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 845-634-9629.

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