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Preview: The Art Show, The Armory Show, and Beyond

By Peggy Roalf   Friday February 22, 2019

Just a week away, the first of the spring art fairs will turn New York City into a destination for globe-trekking art lovers. Starting with The Art Dealers Association of America’s [ADDA] Art Show, now in its 31st edition, once again takes over the Park Avenue Armory’s massive Drill. Among the public events are an Upper East Side Gallery Walk on Saturday, March 3, from noon to 3pm; an opportunity to meet some of the artists whose work is on view; and a screening of the film Rackstraw Downs: A Painter. Info Above: Pascale Marthine Tayou, Plastic Bags, 2019, courtesy the artist, Richard Taittinger Gallery, Galleria Continua

The following week, The Armory Show, now in its 25th year, returns to the piers with more than 200 galleries from around the globe. This year’s Armory Live Talks includeArt As Protest from 1993 to Now; Who Gets to be American;  Biennials Then and Now; Creative Control—Criticism as Art, and Art As Criticism. Info

ADAA Art Show, February 27–March 3. Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, NY, NY 

Gala Preview, February 27.Organized annually by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Art Show offers intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated presentations at the Park Avenue Armory. The Gala Preview on Wednesday, February 27, benefits the Henry Street Settlement.

Armory Arts Week

Spring Break Art Show, March 5-11. More than 100 curators will premiere new artworks created by over 400 artists, all selected around this year’s central art theme, FACT AND FICTION. 4 Times Square, NY, NY 

Art on Paper, March 7-10. Presenting eighty-five galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Pier 36, 299 South Street, NY, NY



Brent Birnbaum’s installation of painted treadmills, curated by Elizabeth Denny & Craig Poor Monteith at the 2015 Spring/Break Art Show

Clio, March 7–10. The “Anti-Fair for Independent Artists,”3 5 West 35th St, NY, NY 

Armory Show, Piers 92 & 94, 711b 12th Avenue, NY, NY

VOLTANew York is a contemporary art fair comprised of solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. Pier 90, NY, NY 

SCOPE Art Fair

VIP Preview Day (by Invitation only): March 8; Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

Independent New York, by invitation only. “Independent feels more like a large group exhibiton or a biennial than it does an art fair.”—Forbes Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, NY, NY 

NADA New York, Skylight Clarkson Square,  550 Washington Street, NY, NY

Collective Design,presenting 20th century and contemporary collectible design Skylight Clarkson North, 550 Washington Street, NY, NY

 AIPAD: The Photography Show, April 5–8, New York

Pier 94 NYC

Frieze Art Week, May 2-6 

Frieze Art Fair NY, Randall’s Island Park, New York

Art New York, May 3–6, Pier 94, NYC

CONTEXT,May 3–6, Pier 94, NY

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, May 4–6. Twenty-four galleries from Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Kenya, Martinique, Morocco, Nigeria, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States Industria, 775 Washington Street, NY, NY  

TEFAF New York Spring, May 4–8, Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue at 67th Street, NY, NY 

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