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Local Gallery the Talk of the International Art World

President Theodore Roosevelt famously bellowed “That’s not art!” when he saw what was exhibited at the International Exhibition of Modern Art (now simply called The Armory Show).

How wrong he was. The annual event, which started over 100 years ago, catalyzed new taste in art. It started the modern collections at Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many other institutions. Over the years, the Armory Show featured Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Edward Hopper, and dozens of other now-famous artists.

What does this Manhattan event have to do with the Pioneer Square neighborhood?

The tastemaker event for the first time offered one up-and-coming gallery a spotlight exhibit, for free. Hundreds of submissions came from throughout the world.

The winner? Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in Pioneer Square.

Through her exhibitions, Mariane Ibrahim gives voice to those who are often voiceless. She features artists working across many different media who come from all over the world.

Stop by her gallery on Second and James to see what the art world is buzzing about.

(Photo credit: The Stranger)


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