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. Staged on Piers 92 & 94, one of the city’s industrial gems, the fair features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the international art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery and patronage in the visual arts.
The Armory Show occurs annually in March. The next edition of The Armory Show will take place March 2-5, 2017 with an invitation-only VIP Preview on March 1, 2017.
Wednesday, March 1: VIP Preview (invitation only) Thursday, March 2: 12-8pm
Friday, March 3: 12-8pm
Saturday, March 4: 12-7pm
Sunday, March 5: 12-6pm
The fair is located at Piers 92 & 94 at 755 12th Avenue, New York, 10119.
The Armory Show takes place across 250,000 square feet of exhibition space on Manhattan’s West Side at Piers 92 & 94. Set along the Hudson River, the Piers are one of the city’s industrial gems, hosting a number of significant events annually. The fair is designed by Brooklyn-based architecture firm Bade Stageberg Cox who create a cultivated art-viewing environment within the fair’s unique setting.
The Armory Show welcomes over 65,000 visitors annually.
The Armory Show was founded in 1994 by four New York gallerists—Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris—who sought a platform to present and promote new voices in the visual arts. Originally known as the Gramercy International Art Fair, named after its initial location in the legendary Gramercy Park Hotel, The Armory Show acquired its present-day name following the fair's migration to the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue in 1999. The fair’s name was chosen in homage to the legendary 1913 exhibition of the same name that famously showcased avant-garde works by European artists previously unseen in America. Named for this historic art event, the current Armory Show was inspired by the idea of presenting new art from around the world together under one roof.. Since its founding 23 year ago, The Armory Show has stayed firm to its original mission, promoting
galleries and their artists by connecting them to patrons, curators and critics from around the world. Today, The Armory Show welcomes over 65,000 visitors annually and serves as an important nexus for the international art world.