Location City: New York City





The Futurists called for the destruction of museums, libraries, and cultural monuments and glorified modern technology and the speed of automobiles, trains, and airplanes.

Umberto Boccioni and the Futurist City



Kandinsky believed that humankind was on the verge of a cataclysmic change from the current, materialistic epoch to an “Epoch of the Great Spiritual.”

Kandinsky, Apocalypse, Abstraction


Henri Rousseau The Dream 1910
Artist Henri Rousseau painted The Dream in 1910, and it's imagery of a woman lounging on a sofa in the jungle was as surreal then as it is today.

Why Is This Woman in the Jungle? ...





Despite its often baffling innovations, one of the defining features of Cubism is its engagement with the Western painting tradition.

Georges Braque, Violin and Palette








Thumbnail. Marble Portrait Bust of a Woman with a Scroll, late 4th–early 5th century C.E., pentelic marble, 53 x 27.5 x 22.2 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters Collection)
An Early Byzantine sculpture of a woman with a scroll at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Woman with Scroll