If you are an art lover, especially a modern or contemporary art lover, you know The Armory Show week is the week to take off and participate in all the great events that take place during those six days the first week of March, filled with art showcasing activities, parties, gallery openings, etc.
This year, as every year, The Armory show will be held on Piers 92 and 94 in the Midtown West area of Manhattan (12th Ave. & 55th Street). The 2014 fair will run from March 6th thru March 9th, from 12 pm to 7pm.
What began in 1913 as the first exhibition of modern art in the United States, has now morphed into this yearly event, likely the most important in the world of art, worldwide. It invites the world’s top galleries to showcase their best emerging, and existing artists. Collectors from all over the world descend to NYC to snatch up what is considered by many, as bargain-priced art today, likely future priceless works. I have seen works go for as low as $1000.
In addition to The Armory Show itself, there is usually other smaller shows happening around town that week, such as the Volta and the Scope Art Fairs, also showcasing emerging artists from around the world.
All the museums and galleries in New York will be welcoming the thousands of visitors, so check out your favorite gallery or museum and stop in. They usually have special events that week. The MoMA will have its usual Armory Party on Wednesday, The Guggenheim will host its Art After Dark party on Friday night, among many other celebrated red/blue carpet events. The New York Times is one of this year’s media partners for the show, and one of my most trusted sources for all worthy events around the city, especially that week. So, make sure to use the NY Times as your guide.
Do not miss this great opportunity if you’re looking to start collecting, or add to your collection. It opens to the public on Thursday, March 6th and closes on Sunday, March 9th, running from 12 noon thru 7 pm.
To buy tickets online, please visit The Armory Show ticket page by clicking here, or go to this link: https://www.microspec.com/tix123/etic.cfm?code=ARMORY14#.Uv_XNl5DHAo
Volta, its sister show, a smaller one, will be downtown this year, in the SoHo area, at 82 Mercer, running concurrently to The Armory Show. You can buy a joint ticket for access to both shows at the same page as The Armory Show tickets.
I will be reporting via Twitter and Instagram throughout the week, so make sure to tune into both accounts. Any other updates that may require longer entries, I will post here. So, stay tuned, and if you’re going to be there, and want to say hello, send me a digital shout out. I’ll be around town.
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