New York is gearing up for the arrival of The Armory Show and Armory Week held in New York City. ADAA's The Art Show has already come and gone with Armory Show Art Week launching Tuesday night with the first art fair previews. This year's art fair week is decidedly thinner with NADA New York, Volta New York and Collective Design dropping from the mix. Still, there more than enough art fairs and art to go around. Set in neighborhoods across New York City, visiting all of them still presents its charm and challenges. For easier planning, we've put together the 2019 Ultimate Guide to Armory Show Week.
By Sunday night, the March Art Fair Week in New York will be gone so catch the art excitement while you can. Fairs are presented in date order according to when the VIP Previews are held.
1. SPRING/BREAK Art Show
March 5 - 11, 2019
VIP First Look Preview: Tuesday, March 5, 11 am to 4 pm
VIP Opening Night: Tuesday, March 5, 4 pm to 8 pm
SPRING/BREAK Art Show moves again in 2019 and presents this year at the United Nations Plaza offices at 866 UN Plaza. Continuing as a showcase for independent curators (and gallery ones), the art fair / show is tied together each editor by a distinct curatorial theme. For 2019, the theme is "Fact or Fiction" SPRING/BREAK Art Show continues to be led by founders Andrew Gori and Ambre Kelly, also known as The They Co.
Hours: Open daily 11 am to 7 pm.
Admission: $18 One Day Pass, $50 Run of Show Pass, $25 - $50 VIP Guest Pass. Click here to purchase.
Spring / Break is presented at the consulate offices of 866 United Nations Plaza, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036. www.springbreakartshow.com.
2. The Armory Show
March 7 - 10, 2019
The Armory Party at MoMA: Wednesday, March 6, 8 pm to 12:30 am
The 25th edition of The Armory Show, the centerpiece of Armory Art Week, will feature around 198 200 galleries from 33 countries. Set across Piers 90, 92 and 94 equally, click here for exhibitors and here for programming.
Hours: Thursday - Saturday: noon to 8 pm, Sunday: noon to 6 pm
Admission: $33 to $52. Happy Hour Tickets are $27 and are valid Thursday or Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.
For details on the Armory Party at MoMA, click here.
Piers 90, 92 & 94, 711 12th Avenue, New York, 10019. www.thearmoryshow.com.
3. Art on Paper
March 7 - 10, 2019
Preview: Thursday, March 7, 6 to 10 pm
Art on Paper continues to explore the many ways artists incorporate paper into their work. The 2019 edition features around 99 galleries and special projects that focus on the ways the medium is being used to push boundaries. Among the galleries, expect to find Quogue Gallery (Hamptons, NY), VSOP Gallery (Greenport, NY); Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (New York), Forum Gallery (New York) and others.
Hours: Friday - Saturday: 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday: noon to 6 pm.
Admission: $25 1-Day Ticket, $35 Multi-Day Ticket, $50 Preview Pass
Art on Paper is being presented at Pier 36, New York, NY 10013. www.thepaperfair.com.
4. Independent New York
March 8 - 10, 2019
Private Viewing (by invitation): Thursday, March 7
Independent New York presents again to Tribeca's Spring Studios to present its fair that gets talked about. Independent 2019 presents around 64 exhibitors. Expect to find New York galleries CANADA, White Columns; Derek Eller Gallery; Magenta Plains and more.
Hours: Friday - Saturday: noon to 7 pm, Sunday: noon to 6 pm.
Admission: $29 Single Day, $50 Run of Show
Independent New York is presented at Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013. www.independenthq.com.
5. SCOPE New York
March 7 - 10, 2019
Platinum First View: Thursday, March 7, 3 to 6 pm
VIP and Press Preview: Thursday, March 7, 6 to 9 pm
SCOPE New York will present around 58 galleries along with special events, performances and talks. Exhibitors include Roman Fine Art (East Hampton, NY); Christopher Martin Gallery, Haven Gallery (Long Island) and others.
Hours: Friday - Saturday: 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm
Admission: $25 General Admission.
SCOPE Pavilion located at 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011. www.scope-art.com.
6. Clio Art Fair
March 7 - 10, 2019
VIP Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7, 6 - 9 pm
Clio Art fair, the self-proclaimed "anti-fair," presents artists presenting themselves. Returning for its sixth edition, the fair invites artists without exclusive NYC gallery representation to exhibition in the uncurated fair.
Hours: Friday and Saturday: noon to 8 pm and Sunday: noon to 6 pm.
Clio Art Fair is presented at 335 West 35th street, New York NY 10001. www.clioartfair.com.
7. New York Antiquarian Book Fair
March 7 to 10, 2019
Preview: Thursday, March 8 from 5 to 9 p.m.
The New York Antiquarian Book Fair joins in Armory Week fun to present its 59th edition at Park Avenue Armory located at 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. A Preview will be held on Thursday, March 8, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit, bringing with them a selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. Expect to find topics in art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana and more among the offerings.
Hours: Friday from noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Daily tickets are $25 or $10 for students with Run of Show tickets costing $45. A Preview Pass is $60 and includes one day of fair attendance.
New York Antiquarian Book Fair is presented at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. www.nyantiquarianbookfair.com.
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