The Armory Show 2013
The Armory Show, a leading international contemporary and modern art fair and one of the most important annual art events in New York, takes place every March on Piers 92 & 94 in central Manhattan. The Armory Show is devoted to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries. In its fifteen years the fair has become an international institution, combining a selection of the world's leading galleries with an exceptional program of arts events and exhibitions throughout New York during the celebrated Armory Arts Week.
Founded in 1994 by dealers Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks, and Paul Morris as the Gramercy International Art Fair, named after its initial location in the legendary Gramercy Park Hotel, The Armory Show acquired its new title in 1999 following the fair’s migration to the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue. The name was an homage to the legendary 1913 exhibition of the same name that also took place in this building, which famously showcased works by avant-garde European artists never previously seen on American soil side-by-side with their American counterparts. This original Armory Show is widely credited for bringing Modern art to New York, and its eclectic and unorthodox mix of genres, juxtaposing Vincent van Gogh alongside Marcel Duchamp and Edward Hopper, has been a source of inspiration for ensuing decades and continues today, 100 years later.
Preview Day (By invitation only):
Wednesday, March 6th
Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street, New York City
General Show Hours:
Thursday, March 7th - Saturday, March 9th, 12–7pm
Sunday, March 10th, 12–7pm
Advance tickets are available online. Admission tickets will also be available at the Box Office during show hours.
General Admission: USD 30
Students: USD 10
Group (10+): USD 15
Run of Show Pass (4 day): USD 60
The Armory Show / Volta NY Pass: USD 40
Explore Armory Show fair highlights with our Art Tours curated by the esteemed Erbe Art Projects. Join in lively dialogue with our exhibitors, meet other collectors and enjoy tailored tours specific to your collecting habits. The Armory Show VIPs and museum groups are offered complimentary tours led by art curators, writers and other art professionals.
Thursday, March 8th, 1pm / 3pm / 5pm
Friday, March 9th, 12pm / 3pm / 5pm
Saturday, March 10th, 12pm / 2pm / 4pm / 6pm
Sunday, March 11th, 12pm / 2pm
###OPEN FORUM 2013: Curated by Anne Barlow, Executive Director of Art in General
This year’s OPEN FORUM comprises a special series of talks that are inspired by, and expand upon Armory Focus: USA, which highlights artistic practices across America, and the history and legacy of the groundbreaking International Exhibition of Modern Art 1913 (which became known as the Armory Show).
All discussions will take place in the Media Lounge on Pier 94.
###Armory Film 2013: Curated by Moving Image
Each Armory Film screening is followed by a Q&A with the artist/filmmaker. Armory Film 2013 is moderated by Kathleen Forde, Artistic Director at Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, and organized by Moving Image.
All film screenings will take place in the Media Lounge on Pier 94.
Travel & Accommodations
Turon Travel has the distinct pleasure of working with The Armory Show, along with many other prestigious Art Fairs. Turon’s success stems from the high caliber of their clientele and their extensive professional working knowledge of the cultural tourism marketplace creating a seamless process which benefits patrons, exhibitors and the venue.
Turon Travel has secured special discounted hotel rates for your stay in New York City. These rates are available on a limited basis.
See The Armory Show official website for Exhibitor Info, Press info and information about our Sponsors and Partners.