10. The Armory Show and Armory Art Week(s)

JR’s “Unframed” installation at the Ellis Island‘s immigrant hospital

This year, Armory Art Week(s) began on February 28 with The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) at the Park Avenue Armory. The 30th annual edition, benefiting Henry Street Settlement, will exhibit 72 presentations selected from ADAA member galleries across the country.

On March 8, the doors open for the main event: The Armory Show, which will take place on Piers 92 and 94. There, visitors will be greeted by a large-scale installation by artist JR, which will meld archival images from Ellis Island with portraits of Syrian refugees. Entitled So Close, the installation is sort of a sequel to Unframed, and is presented in partnership with Artsy and Jeffrey Deitch. In addition, The Armory Show will feature presentations by over 200 leading international galleries, as well as related public programming from March 8 through March 11.

Extending through Manhattan, Armory Week will invite visitors to Art on Paper at Pier 36, Independent 2018 at 50 Varick Street, Moving Image Art Fair at a six-floor private townhouse at 591 Park Avenue, Spring Break Art Show at 4 Times Square, Scope New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion, Volta NY at Pier 90, and NADA, the New Art Dealers Alliance, at Skylight Clarkson Square.

To see more of JR’s work in person, make sure to join us for our tour of the abandoned hospital complex at Ellis Island:

Behind-the-Scenes Hard Hat Tour of the Abandoned Ellis Island Hospital