NEW YORK, NY.-
The Art Show, the country's longest running national art fair, opens its doors in New York on March 2, 2011. Now in its 23rd year, The Art Show brings together museum quality exhibitions of art ranging from cutting-edge, 21st century works, to museum-quality pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries. Organized by the Art Dealers Association of America
(ADAA) to benefit Henry Street Settlement, the fair's commitment to curatorial expertise and diversity is ever-present in the show's conception, presentation, and execution.
The range and excellence of The Art Show will include 67 returning ADAA galleries and 3 first time exhibitors. New galleries, Debra Force Fine Art, New York; Regen Projects, Los Angeles; and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, will join with fellow ADAA members in presenting the very best of fine art from American galleries.
ADAA President Lucy Mitchell-Innes spoke of the distinct character of The Art Show, noting, 'The expert knowledge and curatorial gravitas of ADAA dealers distinguishes The Art Show and is reflected in the content of each gallery booth.' Linda Blumberg, ADAA's Executive Director, remarked on the experience of collectors at the show, 'Art collectors appreciate The Art Show because the intimate atmosphere and consistently high level of works present an ideal opportunity to interact with our expert dealers and purchase works in a serene environment.'
Aligning with newer fairs, such as The Armory Show and other concurrent expositions during the first week of March, The Art Show will celebrate New York's iconic status as the center of the cultural world. Adam Sheffer, Chairman of The Art Show Committee, notes 'While New York is an arts capital all year round, by bringing together the very best work from American galleries across the country, The Art Show's presence in the city further illustrates the central role of US galleries and ADAA member dealers.'
The 2011 Art Show will include 30 exceptional solo and two-person focused exhibitions, including new work from Zarina Hashmi and Rachel Whiteread at Luhring Augustine and Jessica Stockholder at Mitchell-Innes & Nash. AmeringerMcEneryYohe will be showing Robert Motherwell; Robert Miller Gallery is mounting a solo show of Diane Arbus; and Richard Gray Gallery and Galerie Lelong will unveil an unprecedented two-gallery exhibition of work by Jaume Plensa. Dealers are also organizing outstanding group and thematic shows such as Marian Goodman Gallery's Arte Povera: Penone, Anselmo, Paolini, and Richard L. Feigen & Co.'s Rousseau, Bonnard, and Saul.
Daily admission to The Art Show from March 2-6, and its Gala Preview on March 1, 2011, will benefit Henry Street Settlement, one of New York City's best-known and most effective social services and arts agencies.
The Art Show 2011 will be held from Wednesday March 2, through Sunday, March 6, at the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street City. Admission is $20 per day. The show hours are as follows: Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.