About the event

Salon led by John Angeline, Art and Design History, Parsons The New School for Design.

Katherine Dreier (1877–1952) was an artist and collector who played an early and es- sential role in generating American interest in and acceptance of modern art. Together with Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray she founded the Société Anonyme, an organization designed to generate support for modernist art. She was friendly with Hilla Rebay (1890–1967) artist, art collector and the founder and director of the Museum of Non-Objective Art (now the Guggenheim Museum). This salon will focus on the ways these two women, alongside many others, inspired and in some cases built the institutions that make up the New York art world.

This event was held in conjuction with the James Gallery exhibition "The Making of Americans." For more information, click here.