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March Art Fairs and Exhibitions: A Month-long Celebration of Contemporary Art in New York City


Martin McCormack, The Great New York City Mapping Project, 2013, courtesy of the artist and BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn.

March 1, 2013 - Every March, world-class visual art fairs and exhibitions set up shop across New York City. Along with the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Art Show, one of the month’s biggest attractions is the Armory Show, which this year celebrates its centennial exhibition. In 1913 the Armory Show was credited with introducing modern art to America, and with more than 200 exhibitors, it’s still one of the best opportunities to experience a vast array extraordinary art.

March will also host many smaller fairs, making this one of the most exciting times to be an art lover in New York City. For each of these events, please confirm details with the host organization before planning your visit.

March 1 – March 25
Double Life: Presented through the In Practice Program
Sculpture Center
Double Life features a group of artists that share a performance-based approach to sculpture through re-staging completed artworks, readymades and original self-sampled content.
44-19 Purves Street, Long Island City, Queens
sculpture-center.org

March 6 – March 10
The Art Dealers Association of America Art Show
Celebrating its 25th year, the ADAA Art Show features thoughtfully curated solo, two-person and thematic exhibitions by 72 of the nation’s leading art dealers and galleries.
Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street, Manhattan
artdealers.org

March 7 – March 10
Volta NY 2013
A show featuring emerging solo artists’ project, VoltaNY is the American version of the successful fair founded in Basel in 2005. VoltaNY provides a platform for challenging and competing ideas about contemporary art. This year the show will feature 95 international galleries spanning 6 continents.
82 Mercer Street, Manhattan
ny.voltashow.com

March 7 – March 10
The Armory Show
Celebrating its centennial year in 2013, the Armory Show is one of the leading international contemporary and modern art fairs in New York dedicated to featuring the most important works of the 20th and 21st centuries. In collaboration with New York City cultural intuitions, NYC & Company, and the Volta Fair, the Armory Show will also present Armory Arts Week will highlight unparalleled artistic communities all across the five boroughs.
Piers 92 and 94, 12th Avenue and 54th Street, Manhattan
thearmoryshow.com

March 13 – April 27
Cultural Fluency: Engagements with Contemporary Brooklyn
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn
This cross-disciplinary exhibition showcases the culture of Brooklyn through different mediums including text-based pieces, maps, documentaries and more.
BRIC Rotunda Gallery, 33 Clinton Street, Brooklyn
bricartsmedia.org

March 15 – 23
Asia Week New York
Asia Week New York begins with an opening reception at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum followed with an Open House Weekend where participating dealers will open their doors to the public. Celebrated by New York City cultural institutions, like the American Museum of Natural History, Asia Society, Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Noguchi Museum and more, Asia Week is a nine day celebration of Asian art.
Various Locations
asiaweekny.com

Through March 31
Under the Iron Curtain: Modern Art from the Soviet Bloc
Derfner Judaica Museum at The Hebrew Home at Riverdale
Under the Iron Curtain: Modern Art from the Soviet Bloc features works of art from the Hebrew Home's permanent collection created by artists working in the Soviet Union and its satellite states. The works in the exhibition by 18 artists exemplify a cross-section of styles and movements that defined the progression of modern art in the Eastern Bloc during and after the Thaw.
5901 Palisade Ave, Bronx
hebrewhome.org/art.asp  
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