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Marcel Duchamp lecture at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, February 17

Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968

Painter, Sculptor


Collection Information

Size: 1 sound recording (49 min, 30 sec.), digital

Summary: Lecture on CD of Marcel Duchamp at the Munson-Williams Proctor Institute in Utica, N.Y. marking the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1913 Armory Show. Duchamp summarizes the art historical heritage leading up to the Armory Show, including such artists as Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Gustave Courbet, Honore Daumier, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Paul Signac, Paul Gaugin, Vincent van Gogh, Albert Pinkham Ryder, James MacNeill Whistler, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Max Weber, and Mary Cassatt, among others. The lecture was recorded by art historian Richard N. Miller.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and sculptor. Born in France, Duchamp exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913 and came to the U.S. in 1915, staying with art patrons Walter and Louise Arensburg. During the First World War, he worked with the Dada group in New York. Duchamp became a U.S. citizen in 1955.


Donated in 2008 by Richard N. Miller, who made the recording.

Language Note

English .

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Marcel Duchamp lecture at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, February 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.