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International Exhibition Illustrating the Most Recent Development in Abstract Art, Presented by the Société Anonyme

Wednesday, February 18, 1931
Sunday, March 8, 1931

International Exhibition Illustrating the Most Recent Development in Abstract Art was originally organized by Société Anonyme President Katherine S. Dreier as the inaugural exhibition for the New School for Social Research’s new building, which opened in late 1930. Dreier, who passionately believed in a mission of bringing modern art to an American public through a combination of exhibitions and educational programming, would also go on to teach a semester-long course on “The Fundamentals of Present Day Art” for the school in spring of 1931. In developing the checklist for the exhibition, Dreier enlisted the help of Marcel Duchamp, her Paris-based Société Anonyme cofounder, to secure new works for the exhibition from the selected artists’ studio and galleries, many of which were in Europe.

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