On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Farnsworth Art Museum will present the inaugural lecture in a new series honoring the artist Will Barnet, whose contribution to American art and the teaching of art in America has been extraordinary. The lecture, titled The Armory Show at 100, will take place in the downtown museum’s auditorium at 5:30 p.m.

The inaugural Will Barnet Lecture will be given by Marilyn S. Kushner, Curator and Head of the Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections at the New York Historical Society (N-YHS). She will deliver an illustrated talk on the large and well-received exhibition “The Armory Show at 100: Modernism and Revolution,” which she co-curated the recent exhibition (2013-14) at the N-YHS.

Kushner holds a Ph.D.in Art History from Northwestern University. Previously, she worked at the Whitney Museum of American Art as a research assistant; the Montclair Art Museum, where she was Curator of Collections; and the Brooklyn Museum, where she was Chairman of the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs. She has been at N-YHS since 2006.

The fee for this program is $12, $5 for members. No advance reservations will be taken. Tickets will be available at the main admission desk starting 10 a.m., and doors will open at 5 p.m. for open seating.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.