Guide to New York art fairs.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic most if not all New York art fairs have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. Let's all hope that they will be able to continue in the future. They are very important for galleries, collectors, and artists and they are very beneficial for the ecomony. As for this guide it will change little until life gets back to normal. This current guide features primarily art fairs normally scheduled for Armory Week. Advertisements have changed on the right side, however content regarding the art fairs listed have not changed since the Spring of 2020.

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In this guide you'll find art fair basics and a link to each fair where you can find additional details. We're now including Social Media links to make it easier to see pictures from past art fairs and other information. Also, as we get closer to Armory and Frieze Art Weeks (the two major Spring art fair weeks) we'll likely add additional information. Details like: a description of each fair, the exact location, who's exhibiting, tickets prices, hours, openings and special events. In addition to the art fairs, Manhattan offers some of the best museum and gallery exhibitions in the world. Full listing of museum exhibition near bottom of guide.


The Art Show
Affordable Art Fair
The Armory Show
Art on Paper
Clio Art Fair
Fine Art Print Fair
Independent New York
Object & Thing
Scope New York
Spring/Break Art Show
Volta New York


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The Armory Show 2020 logo, located in New York City

The Armory Show
Piers 90 and 94
711 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10019

September 9 - 12, 2021

The Armory Show is New York City's premier art fair and a leading cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world's most important 20th and 21st century art. It features presentations by leading international galleries, innovative artist commissions, and dynamic public programs. Since its founding in 1994, The Armory Show has served as a nexus for the art world, inspiring dialogue, discovery, and patronage in the visual arts. It was founded by four New York gallerists - Colin de Land, Pat Hearn, Matthew Marks and Paul Morris - who sought a platform to present and promote new voices in the visual arts. In its 25 years, The Armory Show has stayed firm to its mission while establishing itself as an unmissable art event set in the heart of New York City. It has grown over the years and this year presents 178 exhibitors from 31 countries, with 30 galleries being first time exhibitors. They are presenting an expanded curatorial program. The Armory Show is now cashless, and payments at our box office will be processed by credit or debit cards.

Favorite participating galleries not from NYC: David Castillo Gallery (Miami), Kavi Gupta (Chicago), Haines Gallery (SF), Rhona Hoffman Gallery (Chicago), Marc Selwyn Fine Art (Beverly Hills), Mariane Ibrahim Gallery (Chicago), Luis De Jesus (LA), Robert Koch Gallery (SF), Praz-Delavallade (LA & Paris), and Galerie Thomas Schulte (Berlin).

Instagram: @thearmoryshow
Twitter: @thearmoryshow
Facebook: @ArmoryShow
Hashtags: #TheArmoryShow #thearmoryshow2020

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Affordable Art Fair, New York, spring fair logo 2020

Affordable Art Fair
New York Spring New York, NY 10011

March 25 - 28, 2021

Instagram: @affordableartfairnyc
Twitter: @AAFNYC
Facebook: @aafnyc
Hashtags: #AffordableArtFairNYC  #artafterdark

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Object and Thing logo

Object & Thing
50 Varick Street
New York, NY

Object & Thing reimagines the art and design fair concept, by bringing together both disciplines through a focus on the object. Launched in 2019 and returning in November 2020 as an exhibition in New York City, as well as through a corresponding e-commerce site, Object & Thing presents object-based 20th and 21st century works from leading international art and design galleries. The exhibition will be complemented by a gathering of select design boutiques selling functional and decorative wares at lower price points in the Shop. For the March round of art fairs Object & Thing will in colaboration with Independent.

Instagram: @object_thing
Hashtags: #object_thing

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July / August 2020

The AADLA Fine Art & Antiques Show
October 23 - 27, 2020

October 31 - November 4, 2020

Salon Art + Design
November 2021

The Art Show logo

The Art Show
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York, NY

2021 dates to be announced

The Art Show offers intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated presentations of the highest quality-fostering active conversations with gallerists, new relationships, and close looking at works by artists from a variety of genres, practices, and national and international origins. Organized annually by the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA). It has a history of programming that ranges from artist performances to dynamic keynote presentations, The Art Show provides its audience with a wide scope of cultural experiences, meaningful interactions, and illuminating exposure to phenomenal works of art. More than half of the fair dedicated to solo presentations, including 19 focused on female artists, as well as joint and thematic presentations. The Gala Preview on March 26th to benefit Henry Street Settlement.

Instagram: @the_adaa/
Twitter: @The_ADAA
Facebook: @ArtDealersAssociationofAmerica
Hashtags: #theartshownyc

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Spring Break Art Show logo for 2020

625 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

2021 dates to be announced

SPRING/BREAK Art Show NYC is moving to new quarters, 2 floors of 625 Madison Avenue between 58th and 59th Streets, the former Ralph Lauren offices. As always it should be a very creative and enjoyable art fair. IN EXCESS is this years theme. SPRING/BREAK is recognized for its exhibition platform that transforms underused, atypical New York City spaces in creative art spaces that challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market. SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an artist run annual exhibition in the form of an art fair. It continues its mission to offer free exhibition space to independent curators in order to foster exploratory exhibitions in atypical art environments. By keeping overhead costs for independent curators low, their focus can be on emerging and mid-career artists, as well as installation, performance, interactive and video work.

Instagram: @springbreakartshow
Twitter: @SPRINGBREAKshow
Facebook: @SPRINGBREAKArtShow
Hashtag: #springbreakartshow

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Independent New York, art fair logo 2020

50 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013

2021 dates to be announced

Independent offers a very good mix of established galleries along with emerging young galleries. For the 11th edition, you'll see a large number of solo and duo presentations. Sixty galleries and institutions are participating. This year a new collaboration with OBJECT & THING debuting at Independent. It's a collaborative presentation that builds upon Independent's history of presenting a wide range of artistic practices. Independent was conceived and initiated in 2009 with a consortium of like-minded commercial and non-profit galleries. The first edition took place in the former Dia Center for the Arts on West 22nd Street.

Favorite participating galleries not from NYC: Adams and Ollman (Portland), Anglim Gilbert Gallery (SF), Corbett vs. Dempsey (Chicago, Alison Jacques Gallery (London), David Kordansky Gallery (LA), moniquemeloche (Chicago), Morán Morán (LA), Parker Gallery (LA), parrasch heijnen gallery (LA), Peres Projects (Berlin), and Reyes Finn (Detroit).

Instagram: @independent_hq
Twitter: @independent_hq
Facebook: @independentny
Hashtags: #IndependentGalleries  #IndependentNY2020

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Scope New York, logo for 2020

SCOPE New York
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

2021 dates to be announced

The 20th edition of SCOPE New York returns to its Chelsea location at Metropolitan Pavilion. Known for presenting groundbreaking contemporary work, SCOPE New York will welcome 60 international exhibitors at its centrally-located venue. In addition, SCOPE will continue its legacy of critically-acclaimed VIP Programming with strategic partnerships, a focused schedule of events, and talks. The first fair to run concurrent with The Armory Show, SCOPE New York's spirit of innovation has consistently forged the way for emerging artists and galleries. Attuned to nuances in the market and itself an influential force in the cultural sphere, SCOPE continues to usher in a new vision of the contemporary art fair.

Favorite participating galleries not from NYC: Beaux-arts des Ameriques (Montréal), Claire Carino Contemporary (Boston), Haven Gallery (Northport, NY), Parlor Gallery (Asbury Park, NY), and Superchief Gallery (LA).

Instagram: @scopeartshow
Twitter: @SCOPEArtShow
Hashtag: #scopenewyork

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Art on Paper, New York logo 2019

Art on Paper
Pier 36
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002

2021 dates to be announced

Art on Paper returns to downtown Manhattan's Pier 36 in March of 2020 with 100 galleries featuring top modern and contemporary paper-based art. Art on Paper's medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects - unique moments that have set the fair apart and established an important destination for the arts in New York City.

Favorite participating galleries not from NYC: Addison Rowe Gallery (Santa Fe), Childs Gallery (Boston), Clark Gallery (Lincoln, MA), David Lusk Gallery (Memphis Á Nashville), Ellen Millery Gallery (Boston), Gallery Jones (Vancouver, BC), Jerald Melberg Gallery (Charlotte, NC), K. Imperial Fine Art (SF), LewAllen Galleries (Santa Fe), Pan American Art Projects (Miami), Richard Levy Gallery (Santa Fe), Richard Norton Gallery (Chicago), and Wiliam Shearburn Galery (St. Louis).

Instagram: @artmarketproductions
Twitter: @artMRKT
Facebook: @artmarketproductions
Hashtag: #artonpaperfair

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Clio Art Fair logo

550 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001

September 9 - 12, 2021

The CLIO ART FAIR's primary goal is to create a space for direct dialogue between artists and collectors, artists and curators without the presence of any long-term mediator. With a nod to its inspiration, CLIO ART FAIR has been created with the idea of showcasing the careers and achievements of already affirmed creative minds. By specifically targeting artists without any exclusive NYC gallery representation, CLIO ART FAIR focuses attention on the kinds of contemporary art and interventions that are being created by independent artists the world over, since 2014.

Instagram: @clio.artfair
Twitter: @ClioFair
Facebook: @clioartfair
Hashtags: #ClioArtFair  #clioartfairmarch2020

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Volta New York logo for 2020

Metropolitan West
639 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036

2021 dates to be announced

VOLTA New York is back for 2020! This art fair showcases contemporary art by up-and-coming and mid-career artists with an emphasis on discovery, both for the newer collectors as well as the seasoned collector alike. By spotlighting artists through solo projects and tightly-curated presentations, VOLTA encourages exhibitors to present serious gallery shows, while refocusing the fair-going experience back on its most fundamental point: the artists and their works. Reflecting its boutique roots, the New York exhibitor list features 53 international galleries. The American incarnation of the original Basel VOLTA show and, since debuting in New York in 2008, it has operated as a beacon for creative discovery and social engagement during Armory Arts Week. VOLTA returns both to New York and to its original intention as a boutique event at the intimate venue of Metropolitan West for a more immersive fair experience.

Favorite participating galleries not from NYC: Abigail Ogilvy Galery (Boston), Jonathan Ferara Gallery (New Orleans), Galerie Thomas Fuchs (Stuttgart), Livingstone Galery (The Netherlands), Mark Hachem (Paris), Rutger Brandt Gallery (Amsterdam), and ZINC contemporary (Seatle),

Instagram: @voltashow
Hashtags: #voltanewyork2020

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NADA New York Gallery Open
Paris Photo New York
ArtExpo New York
Frieze New York
The Other Art Fair
Art New York
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
The Outsider Art Fair
Future Fair
New York Antiquarian Book Fair
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American Folk Art Museum
American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn)

Bronx Museum of the Arts
     * Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch / through September 6, 2020

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
Dahesh Museum of Art
El Museo del Barrio
The Frick Collection

Guggenheim Museum
The Heckscher Museum of Art (Huntington)
Hudson River Museum (Yonkers)

International Center of Photography
     * New location at 79 Essex Street as of January 2020

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (Staten Island)
The Jewish Museum

The Met Fifth Avenue
The Morgan Library & Museum
Museum of Arts and Design
Museum of Chinese in the America
Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) (Brooklyn)

MoMA - Museum of Modern Art
     * Félix Fénéon: The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde / Opens April 16th online
     * Judd / Opens April 23rd online
     * Dorothea Lange Words & Pictures / Opens April 30th online

MoMA PS1 (Long Island City)
Museum of the City of New York
The Museum of Illustration
Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria)
National Academy of Design
National Museum of the American Indian (NYC)
Neue Gallerie Museum of German and Austrian Art
New Museum
New York Historical Society
Nicholas Roerich Museum
The Noguchi Museum (Long Island City)

Queens Museum of Art
     * Ulrike Müller & Amy Zion: The Conference of the Amimals / April 5 - February 2021

The Rubin (Art of the Himalayas)
Sculpture Center (Long Island City)
Staten Island Museum
Studio Museum in Harlem
The Ukrainian Museum

Whitney Museum of American Art
     * Making Knowing: Craft in Art, 1950-2019 / through January 2021

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