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Interior of the Armory

Interior of the Armory

Interior of the Armory

Interior of the Armory

About Us

Richard N. Miller, Editor

A retired marketing consultant, Richard is the author of two books on international marketing.  He is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and worked in professional theatre and TV production for many years.

Richard was on the staff of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute in Utica, NY, in the early 60s when they produced the 50th anniversary re-creation of the 1913 International Exhibition of Modern Art,  “The Armory Show.”   Marcel Duchamp, then aged 75, and the creator of the iconic Nude Descending a Staircase, was invited to lecture on the Armory Show and it’s impact on the development of modern art.

He spoke to an overflow crowd of 400 guests in the museum auditorium on February 17th, 1963, precisely 50 years after the opening of the original show. Richard recorded the lecture and preserved it. A master copy is now housed in the Art in America Archives, Smithsonian Institution.  In the lecture Duchamp discusses some 40 artworks either shown at or related to the Armory Show. The lecture is now the centerpiece of a new film on the Armory Show, called “The Show That Shook the World: Marcel Duchamp & the 1913 Armory Show.”

In the process of working on the film, Miller realized that there is a need for a central repository for materials relating to the Armory Show and for a vehicle for exchange of information, and thus created this website. There are a number of other sources for Armory Show information, of course, and many may be found on this website under LINKS.

Charlotte  L. Miller,  Research and Editing

Charlotte is a graduate of the Central School of Drama, London, England and is the former business manager and co-producer of the Equity Library Theatre in New York (winner of  the 1977 Tony Award for meritorious contribution to the American theatre).  She is now a Speech/Language Pathologist.

Jacqueline Matisse Monnier, Consultant

Jacqueline is the stepdaughter of Marcel Duchamp (and the granddaughter of Henri Matisse), and President of Association Marcel Duchamp, Villier Sous Grez, France.  Her advice and counsel are an important aspect of our initiatives.