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The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th and 21st century artworks.
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Thursday, March 8, 12–8pm
Friday, March 9, 12–8pm
Saturday, March 10, 12–8pm
Sunday, March 11, 12–6pm
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2018 Curatorial Appointments and Launch of New Summit

Gabriel Ritter of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Jen Mergel, formerly of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will curate the 2018 fair's Focus and Platform sections, respectively. A curatorial leadership summit will also take place during the 2018 fair, chaired by Naomi Beckwith, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The summit will bring together over a dozen of the world’s most prominent curators for a daylong program aimed at cultivating new ideas and developments within the curatorial landscape.

2018 Applications Now Open

The Armory Show is now accepting applications from commercial galleries for the 2018 fair. Prospective exhibitors may apply to one or more of the following exhibitor sections—Galleries, Insights, Focus, Presents and/ or Platform. To apply, visit thearmoryshow.com/applications. Applications can only be completed online.

2018 Dates Announced

Following the success of the 2017 edition, The Armory Show is pleased to announce the dates for the upcoming edition: March 8-11, 2018 with a VIP Preview on March 7.

Tune in to Armory Live

Armory Live is an interactive program of talks, live events and screenings hosted at the fair and online.

In partnership with Clocktower Productions, a radio station produced in collaboration with Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn, listeners may tune in here or at Clocktower Radio for live programming during the events and to download recorded podcasts after the fair.

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery Is The Winner of The Presents Booth Prize

The Armory Show and Athena Art Finance Corp. are pleased to announce Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Seattle) as the winner of the inaugural Presents Booth Prize.The Somalian, Seattle-based gallerist is exhibiting a solo-presentation by Ghanaian artist Zohra Opoku. The Presents Booth Prize, supported in its inaugural year by Athena Art Finance, is a new initiative recognizing an outstanding and innovative gallery presentation within the Presents section of the fair.

The Armory Show Partners With Hospitality House

The Armory Show is pleased to announce a partnership with Hospitality House, the food and beverage
advisory firm headquartered in New York. New vendors include art world favorite and New York stalwart, il Buco Alimentari & Vineria, plant-based, fast-casual, by CHLOE., Fort Greene-based, Colonia Verde, Juice Press and Black Seed Bagels.

Tickets Now on Sale for the 2017 Edition

New for 2017, join us on Thursday and Friday from 5 to 8pm for a happy hour special – tickets are just $25.

We encourage you to purchase your ticket in advance and online as availability is limited and weekend tickets frequently sell out. Discounts are available for students, seniors and groups of 10 or more.

Armory Live Talks Announced

Armory Live will bring together prominent curators, critics, artists and collectors for a thought-provoking series of conversations, panels and screenings, taking place at the fair and online in partnership with Clocktower Radio. Participants include Jeffrey Deitch, Simon de Pury, Marilyn Minter, David Salle, Alex Katz and Dana Shutz. View the complete schedule here.

13 Large-scale Projects Announced for Inaugural Edition of Platform

This March, The Armory Show will debut Platform, a new, curated exhibitor section that stages large-scale artworks, installations and site-specific commissions across Piers 92 & 94. Participating artists include: Abel Barroso, Patricia Cronin, Douglas Coupland, Abigail DeVille, Sebastian Errazuriz, Dorian Gaudin, Jun Kaneko, Per Kirkeby, Yayoi Kusama, Iván Navarro, Fiete Stolte, Lawrence Weiner and Ai Weiwei. Via the New York Times

The Armory Party at MoMA

The Museum of Modern Art will host The Armory Party, a benefit event with a live performance by St. Lucia, celebrating the opening of The Armory Show and Armory Arts Week, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Purchase your ticket today.

2017 Exhibiting Galleries Announced

With a premier selection of new exhibitors, ambitious presentations and a redesigned floor plan, The Armory Show’s 2017 exhibitor list is the strongest in years. A more spacious floor plan, designed by architectural firm Bade Stageberg Cox, features wider aisles, larger booths and expanded public lounges. In an outstanding display of quality and curatorial precision, over 70 galleries will present solo-artist and dual-artist projects. Via Artsy

THE ARMORY SHOW ANNOUNCES THEME, PARTICIPATING ARTISTS AND GALLERIES IN FOCUS 2017

What Is To Be Done?, curated by Jarrett Gregory (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), brings together 12 artists from 10 countries around the idea of social and political awareness during a time of uncertainty. This section offers in-depth presentations by artists who employ various methods of engagement to probe the relationship between creation and participation.

Details of New VIP Lounge Revealed

A new floor plan and VIP lounge at the Armory Show, the annual New York fair that takes place in March on the Hudson River piers, aims to brighten the atmosphere in 2017. Views of the water are a long-underused feature of the fair’s location, which the organizers now aim to exploit. In the VIP lounge, relocated from Pier 94 to Pier 92, a 20-foot-square, custom-designed window and a 30-foot-wide balcony will offer respite for fairgoers weary of wandering the aisles. Via Artnet

The Armory Show announces a prize for young galleries

The Presents Booth Prize, supported by Athena Art Finance, will recognize an outstanding and innovative gallery presentation within the Presents section of the fair. The Presents Booth Prize is generously supported in its inaugural year by Athena Art Finance.

TOP CURATORIAL TALENT RECRUITED FOR 2017 EDITION

The Armory Show has announced that Jarrett Gregory, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Eric Shiner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum have been appointed as curators for The Armory Show 2017.

Where Art and Art Lovers Collide

A levitating meteorite. A naked woman in a chicken-wire cage covered with flowers. A glowing octopus. Yes, art fair season hit New York in March, and the Armory Show was the top draw for heavy-hitting collectors, gallerists, celebrities and art lovers. The Armory opened Piers 92 and 94 on March 2 for a V.I.P. preview. Some fairgoers snapped up works by hot artists like Kehinde Wiley, whose painting sold for $375,000. Others paused to explain their wardrobe choices. Via the New York Times

A New Vision is Announced for 2017

The Armory Show has announced a new vision for the 2017 edition aimed at enhancing the quality of artwork on display, fostering young galleries and staging ambitious projects that activate and draw inspiration from the fair’s unique industrial venue on Piers 92 & 94 in Midtown Manhattan. Via New York Times