Carroll Janis is an art historian who has taught at Columbia, Hunter, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He was director of the Sidney Janis Gallery for two decades. He organized the integrated exhibition in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. held at MOMA in October 1968.
Three Encounters with Marcel DuchampBy Carroll Janis
And so it was in the early fall of 1950, when I was eighteen and working alone one morning at the Janis Gallery, that Duchamp appeared at the front door. I greeted him warmly; he was a family friend while I was growing up. Marcel had a natural grace, refinement, and modesty.