NEW YORK, NY.- The Armory Show
announced today that starting in 2021, New York Citys essential art fair will shift to September at the state-of-the-art Javits Center. Designed by Architect James Ingo Freed of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (previously I.M. Pei & Partners), the Javits Center will have recently completed a $1.5 billon expansion project when it welcomes The Armory Show September 9-12, 2021.
The Armory Show 2021 will anchor a new Armory Arts Week and launch the fall art season in alignment with September New York gallery openings.
We are thrilled for this exciting new chapter for The Armory Show and look forward to creating a spectacular fair in September 2021 at our new home at the Javits Center. September is a great time of year to be in New York City, and we are eager to align with gallery openings to kick off the fall season. We hope everyone will mark their calendars, said Executive Director Nicole Berry.
Our historic expansion project is a game changer for the Javits Center, and by hosting The Armory Show in September 2021, were proving that events in New York will never be the same, said Alan Steel, President and CEO of the Javits Center. We are thrilled to host such a wonderful event as The Armory Show and introduce their exhibitors and attendees to our new dynamic spaces that will raise the standard for event venues nationwide.
It is befitting that New Yorks essential art fair will be a new landmark event for the newly expanded Javits Center. The Armory Show exhibitors and guests alike will be able to enjoy an optimized fair experience with easier accessibility and superior facilities, as well as several key cultural, commercial, and gastronomic destinations in close proximity such as The Highline, the Chelsea Arts District, and Hudson Yards.