Physical Details: 1 film reel : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. ; 29 min., 10 sec.
Creator: CBS News
Description: Host Charles Collingwood reports for CBS News from the opening of the Armory Show, 50th anniversary exhibition, April 1963, at the site of the original exhibition, the Armory 69th St. Regiment, New York, N.Y.
The anniversary exhibition was organized by the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, and sponsored by the Henry St. Settlement.
Collingwood discusses the importance of the original exhibition, negative reviews in the press, huge attendance figures, and the impact on modern art. He interviews Sir Kenneth Clark and Marcel Duchamp.
Original recording on 16mm motion picture film, transferred to video by AAA in 1992. Digitized from video.
Provenance unknown; possibly received with Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute Armory Show 50th anniversary exhibition records, 1965.
Forms part of: Miscellaneous sound, film, and video recordings collection,
Citation: CBS News Eyewitness, "The art show that shocked America", 1963 April. Miscellaneous sound, film, and video recordings collection, . Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 7860
- Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.)
- Armory Show 50th anniversary exhibition
- Clark, Kenneth
- Collingwood, Charles
- Duchamp, Marcel
Availability: This item has been digitally reformattted. It is available by appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations by request.