The Armory Show 2019: About the Fair

The Armory Show
Feb 25, 2019 5:56PM

The Armory Show, Pier 94. Photograph by Teddy Wolff, Courtesy The Armory Show

The Armory Show is New York City’s premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century art. Staged on Manhattan’s Piers 90, 92 & 94, The Armory Show 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.

Dates: The Armory Show occurs annually in March. The 2019 edition of The Armory Show will take place March 7-10, 2019 with an invitation-only VIP Preview on March 6.

FAQ on The Armory Show's Expanded Location on Piers 90, 92 & 94:

Where is Pier 90? Pier 90 is directly adjacent to Pier 92 and the neighboring Pier 94.

How can visitors access Pier 90? Visitors can access Pier 90 from Pier 92 and 94 via a covered walkway, or a one-minute shuttle. Complimentary shuttles will run for the duration of the fair.

Where are shuttle points located? Shuttle points are located at the front entrances of Pier 90, 92 and 94.

Where can visitors purchase tickets? Onsite ticketing services are located at the front of both Pier 90 and 94.

Where can VIPs collect their VIP Cards? VIP Desks are located at the front of both Pier 90 and 94.

Visitor Figures: The Armory Show welcomes over 65,000 visitors annually.

Armory Arts Week: The Armory Show anchors Armory Arts Week, a citywide program of art fairs and events that highlight the diverse cultural offerings of New York's arts scene. With over seven satellite fairs coinciding with The Armory Show in addition to dozens of gallery and museum openings, events and performances, Armory Arts Week is New York’s premier arts week and a cultural destination for thousands of international visitors.

History: 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.

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