The Nation’s Longest-Running Art Fair is Back this Month

The Nation’s Longest-Running Art Fair is Back this Month

Courtesy ADAA

I love an art fair. I’m so new to the art scene that I find that if I want to see some never-before-seen works and get introduced to new artists, an art show is the best way to go. The nation’s longest-running and most respected art fair, The Art Show presented by The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) kicks off at the end of the month. Open to the public February 28-March 4, The Art Show 2018 marks a three-decade-long partnership between three major cultural organizations, the ADAA, the venerable community nonprofit Henry Street Settlement and New York City’s foremost cross-disciplinary cultural institution, the Park Avenue Armory.


Since the fair’s inception, The Art Show has raised nearly $30 million for Henry Street Settlement through fair admission. For the 2018 edition, more than half of the 72 exhibiting members will offer thoughtful solo exhibitions highlighting artists throughout history and from around the world, several of which will present new works, including Cheim & Read (New York), with the premiere of a new suite of large-scale sculptures by Lynda Benglis, Lehmann Maupin (New York) unveiling new photographs by Catherine Opie, and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery featuring new works on paper, sculpture and hanging installations by Tomás Saraceno.


Visit The Art Show’s inclusive atmosphere which provides a platform for member galleries to mount thematic and group exhibitions. Presentations include a display of photographs exploring the visual and psychological intrigue of doubles, pairs and diptychs, presented by Pace/MacGill Gallery (New York); and Jeffrey H. Loria & Co., Inc. (New York) will examine artists’ representations of the face and its expressions throughout the history of art. Tracing the history of American art on paper, Menconi + Schoelkopf Fine Art, LLC (New York) will showcase a number of pieces in the medium; and David Zwirner will celebrate the gallery’s 25th anniversary with a selection of works by each of the artists it represents. Single admission tickets $25.


<< The Art Show, Park Avenue Armory 643 Park Ave., 212.488.5550

Add new comment