Held in our historic period rooms, these insightful dialogues give audiences the opportunity to hear directly from the artists about the inspiration and ideas behind their work, as well as explore themes related to our productions.

Artist Talk: The Life and Death of Marina Abramović

Sunday, December 15 at 6:15pm
Veterans Room

Tickets: $15 General Admission / $12 Members

A discussion with Marina Abramović and Willem Dafoe moderated by Sasha Frere-Jones, staff writer and critic for The New Yorker.

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Launched in 2007, the Malkin Lecture Series presents scholars and experts on topics relating to the Park Avenue Armory and its pivotal role in the civic, cultural and aesthetic evolution of New York City in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In 2013 we look at artists, cultural trends and society leaders of 19th century New York – all of whom were connected with the Seventh Regiment and its Armory.

Pre-Raphaelites in Britain and America: A Transatlantic Avant-Garde

Monday, November 18 at 6:30pm
Board of Officers Room

Tickets: $15 General Admission / $12 Students /
$10 Members

Yale University Professor of Art History Tim Barringer will explore the radical artistic practices of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in Britain and its American counterpart, the artists associated with the New York journal The New Path, which was dedicated to the “Advancement of Truth in Art.”

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“I Am Afraid of this Man”: How Cornelius Vanderbilt Conquered New York's Social Aristocracy by Remaking American Business

Monday, October 7 at 6:30pm
Veterans Room

Pulitzer Prize-winning author T.J. Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who, through his genius and force of will, did more than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism.

Viewing Media Through an Artistic Lens

Thursday, October 3 at 6:00pm
Veterans Room

Graham Sheffield, director of Arts for the British Council, moderates a discussion with Simon Critchley (Professor of Philosophy at the New School), Joyce Barnathan (President of the International Center for Journalists), and Alexis Goldstein (contributor to The Nation and frequent media guest).

Artist Talk: Massive Attack V Adam Curtis

Sunday, September 29 at 6:00pm
Veterans Room

Creator and filmmaker Adam Curtis explores the construction of media and news in today's society.

Mathew Brady:
Portraits of a Nation

Monday, September 16 at 6:30pm
Veterans Room

Mathew Brady was one of the most prolific photographers of the 19th century. Using his images to establish Brady as the master of his art form, Robert Wilson draws from his new biography, Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation, to reintroduce the photographs of the single most important American in photography’s first decades.

Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Monday, November 4 at 6:30pm
Veterans Room

Tickets: $15 General Admission / $12 Students /
$10 Members

Thomas Nast, the founding father of American political cartooning and a member of the Seventh Regiment, is perhaps best known for his works portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. Fiona Deans Halloran will focus this talk on Nast’s political cartoons for Harper’s and his place within the complexities of Gilded Age politics as well as highlight the many contradictions in his own life.

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2013 Season Sponsors:

Support for Park Avenue Armory’s artistic season has been generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Booth Ferris Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Marc Haas Foundation, The Charles Evans Foundation, and the Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation.

Massive Attack V Adam Curtis is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the production and associated talks are supported by the British Council.

The Life and Death of Marina Abramović is commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Teatro Real Madrid with Theater Basel, Art Basel, Holland Festival, Salford City Council and deSingel.

The Malkin Lecture Series is funded by a generous grant from Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin and The Malkin Fund, Inc.

Photo of Ann Hamilton Artist Talk: Da Ping Luo