Date of Submission

Spring 2023

Academic Program

Art History and Visual Culture

Project Advisor 1

Katherine Boivin

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.

This project seeks to explain some of the reasons why it took four decades for Futurism to be recognized and understood in America. Using archival sources and other records from 1909 to 1930, this project charts the entrance of Futurist ideas into America and the reasons why the movement never found a following in the United States. Focusing on the years after the launch of the movement, the Armory Show of 1913, and the 1928-1930 stay of Fortunato Depero, this project argues that there were certain unbridgeable divides between Italian and American modernism that prevented Futurism from finding a foothold across the Atlantic.

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