The Artsy Guide to ADAA: The Art Show

Artsy Editorial
Feb 26, 2014 9:53PM

The longest-running art fair in the United States, The Art Show is organized annually by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA). This March it returns for its 26th edition, featuring 72 top American art dealers in curated solo, duo, and thematic presentations.

When? Where? How?

The fair takes place Thursday, March 5th through Sunday, March 9th, at the Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue, at 67th Street, New York, NY 10065). Buy tickets in advance online here.

Why visit The Art Show?

Through presentations from some of the nation’s top galleries, The Art Show promises a vast array of emerging and established talent within the Park Avenue Armory’s intimate setting. With a variety of carefully curated booth formats, the fair offers a dynamic experience, and limiting its scope to the United States. gives visitors a slice of the American art market at present.

What is the ADAA?

Founded in 1962, the ADAA is a non-profit organization whose members figure among the leading fine art galleries in the U.S. ADAA dealers support and promote the national arts community, upholding rigorous standards of ethics, scholarship, and connoisseurship. Members include 180 galleries from over 25 cities.

Who receives proceeds from the fair?

All proceeds from the opening night gala on March 4th and the entire run of the fair go to Henry Street Settlement, a Lower East Side organization that offers social services and arts and health programs to New Yorkers, reaching 50,000 people annually. Purchase tickets to the opening night gala here.

What can I expect from the solo artist presentations?

Each year The Art Show is known for its signature solo artist presentations; this year is no exception, with 34 such booths. Highlighting a range of artists from iconic modernists to new, emerging talent, the booths will survey artists to know in modern and contemporary art. Highlights will include Anthony Caro at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Kehinde Wiley at Sean Kelly Gallery, Petah Coyne at Galerie Lelong, Jeff Wall at Marian Goodman Gallery, Jacob Kassay at 303 Gallery, Sol LeWitt at Rhona Hoffman Gallery, and James Turrell at Pace Gallery.

What are the thematic exhibitions?

The Art Show offers 38 thematic exhibitions, curated presentations featuring surprising duos, art historical movements, and intriguing artist groupings. Highlights include:

“Gaston Lachaise and Louise Bourgeois” at Cheim & Read

“Intersections of the Unknown: works by Artschwager, Barry, Chamberlain and others” at Barbara Krakow Gallery

“John Sloan, William Glackens, Alfred Maurer, John Marin, Joseph Stella, Maurice Prendergast and others” at Kraushaar Galleries

“The Painted Figure: works by Richard Diebenkorn and Jeronimo Elespe” at Van Doren Waxter/Eleven Rivington

Who is the keynote speaker?

Contributing writer for The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik is this year’s keynote speaker. Gopnik will deliver his lecture, “What Makes The Humanities Human: Why Art Is More Than An Investment” on Mar. 7th, at 6PM.

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