What You Need To Know About New York’s The Armory Show



Once a year the who’s who of the art world can be found in one New York City venue. Acting as America’s leading international art fair, The Armory Show will celebrate its 22nd year as an esteemed cultural institution. It’s longstanding history of showcasing the highest-quality modern and contemporary art continues to bring together the world’s top collectors, curators and art professionals.

The show as it is today has been inspired by the notion of presenting new art from across the globe. The Armory Show is continuously the premier spot for discovering new artists and acquiring modern and contemporary art in New York City.


The 2016 Show is poised bring together some of the best work yet. This year the show is made up of five incredible sectors showcasing different categories of art. The well-rounded and carefully curated fair’s extensive art world resources make it one of the best places to purchase this year.

In the Modern on Pier 92 you can expect to find galleries who represent modern and secondary market material of the 20th century. Top galleries such as the Marlborough Gallery, Whitestone Gallery, 401contemporary, Gana Art and more will be showing off their latest and greatest acquisitions.

Contemporary at Pier 94 is where you’ll find work from today’s most desired living artists. Lisson Gallery, INK Studio and David Zwirner are a few amongst dozens of international exhibitors putting forth incredible art.

Beyond notable names and representations, Armory Presents provides a platform for emerging galleries to break their way into the wonderful world that is art. This portion of The Armory Show is comprised of single and dual artist presentations by galleries less than ten years old. Find out who made the cut this year here.

For the 7th year in a row, Armory Focus has put a spotlight on work from a specific region. This year the invitational section of The Armory Show will focus on African Perspectives. The exhibit curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba will explore international artistic production from contemporary African viewpoints.

The final section of the fair is dedicated to not-for-profit exhibitors. Here you’ll be able to appreciate work from museums, not-for-profit galleries, art foundations and more. These admirable organizations are the force behind getting the visual arts in front of you and collectors.


Piers 92 & 94, 711 12th Ave
Pier 92 hosts the Modern section.
Pier 94 hosts the contemporary section comprised of work by living artists.

The fair has been located at the West Side piers since 2001. They piers now a prominent part of New York City history and a testament to a significant time in the city’s past, a time when the Hudson River was central to the city’s transportation infrastructure.


Thursday, March 3, 2016 to Sunday, March 6, 2016.


Tickets can be purchase online or at the fair entrance.

Courtesy of Roberto Chamorro via The Armory Show FB Page
Courtesy of Roberto Chamorro via The Armory Show FB Page