The Armory Show
An Art Fair for Everyone
The Armory Show is one of the city’s most beloved art fairs and a certified New York institution. Every year, it houses a wide range of galleries at Piers 92 and 94 and receives hoards of art fanatics from all walks of life.
The gathering is credited for singlehandedly bringing modern art to New York, introducing Van Gogh, Duchamp, Hopper, and the likes. It’s a true slice of NYC art history, running since 1994 and named after the 69th Regiment Armory.
The show is a must in every artsy New Yorker’s calendar. Paul Kasmin Gallery, Sean Kelly, Pace, Moran Bondaroff, and David Castillo Gallery are some of the exhibiting galleries. If you don’t know them, you will after a visit. The Armory Show is where art discoveries happen.
We can’t think of a better opportunity to expose yourself to global galleries under one roof and one ticket price. If the artsy Downtown types fulfill their yearly quota for going way uptown–54th is basically a road trip–so can you. People watching won’t disappoint: this is where the SVA student goes to judge new work, your now-married-with-children friend pokes his head to see what’s cool, and where you will definitely learn a thing or two.