Thursday, September 30 at 7 PM

Exhibition Opening and Curators Conversation

All events are free with admission and open to all, unless otherwise noted.

October 15 & 16, 7 PM, October 17, 2 PM

Western Men

A surreal one-act play by Adam Sobsey about the relationship between Wyndham Lewis and Ezra Pound, drawing inspiration from the Vorticist movement and Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens. Directed by Jay O’Berski and featuring Jeffrey Scott Detwiler, Victoria Facelli, Bart Matthews and Tony Perucci. Designed by Torry Bend. Supported by a grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University. Tickets $5. Free to Duke students. Call 919-684-4444.

October 19, 7 PM

Supporting Member Private Gallery Tour

Supporting Members (members at the Young Friend $90, Sponsor $100 and above) are invited for a reception and an exclusive tour of The Vorticists with Sarah Schroth, Nancy Hanks Senior Curator. For more information or to RSVP, call 919-684-3411 or email

October 29 and 30

Vorticism: New Perpectives Symposium

A symposium organized by Mark Antliff and Scott W. Klein and presented by Duke and Wake Forest Universities in conjunction with the exhibition. Keynote addresses by Fredric Jameson (Duke University) and Paul Edwards (Bath Spa University). Complete Speaker List

Speakers include Allan Antliff (University of Victoria), Mark Antliff (Duke University), Rebecca Beasley (Oxford University), Jonathan Black (Kingston University), Andrzej Gasiorek (University of Birmingham), Miranda Hickman (McGill University), Scott W. Klein (Wake Forest University), Douglas Mao (The Johns Hopkins University), Anne McCauley (Princeton University), Martin Puchner (Harvard University), Susan Stanners (University of British Columbia), and Jon Wood (Henry Moore Institute). Co-sponsored by the Nasher Museum and Duke’s Center for European Studies. Free and open to all. For information, please contact Amy Vargas-Tonsi at

October 31, 2:30 PM

The Vorticists: Musical Allies

Rare British avant-garde works of the 1914-1919 period by Lord Berners, John Foulds and their European colleagues Debussy and Stravinsky. Featuring Becky Troxler on flute, soprano Penelope Jensen, Jane Hawkins and Randall Love on piano, and comments by musicologist Philip Rupprecht.

November 7, 3 PM

Art with the Experts

Juline Chevalier, curator of education, and Sarah Schroth, senior curator, talk about The Vorticists. Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham. Information:

November 18, 7 PM

Annual Semans Lecture: Philip Rylands

Meet the Director of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice. Reception to follow. The Annual Semans Lecture is made possible by the Semans Lecture Series Endowment Fund.

November 21, Noon to 4 PM

Free Family Day

Celebrate The Vorticists: Rebels Artists in New York and London, 1914-18 with exhibition-related hands-on projects and gallery hunts. Free and open to the public.

December 2, 5:30 PM Cash bar, 6 PM

First Thursday

Talk by Mark Antliff, professor of Duke’s Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and co-curator of The Vorticists, and Scott Klein, associate professor and chairman of the English Department, Wake Forest University.

December 5, 2-5 PM

Vorticists Films

Mini marathon with two films inspired by The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918.
Savage Messiah (Ken Russell, 1972, 100 minutes)
Ezra Pound: American Odyssey (Lawrence Pitkethly, 1988, 60 minutes)