Carol Inge Hockett: WWI, Dada, and the Birth of the Modern

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Carol Inge Hockett examines how artists reacted to the horrors of World War I with the Dada movement that rejected the old norms and paved the way for modern art.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
1:00pm @ Plaza Branch

Art educator Carol Inge Hockett examines how artists reacted to the values-shattering horrors of World War I with Dadism, an artistic/political movement that rejected the old norms of painting, literature, drama, and music. Rejecting bourgeois values, the Dadists embraced nontraditional forms such as collage, photomontage, assemblage, and “readymades” (everyday objects displayed as art).

Hockett – formerly of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – is the coordinator of the School and Family Programs at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University.

Co-sponsored by the Art Study Club.

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