The Armory Show

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The Armory Show Summary

Event Overview: Celebrating its 99th anniversary in 2012, the Armory Show in New York is among the most controversial and important art exhibitions held in the United States. It was here that Marcel Duchamp debuted his famous Nude Descending a Staircase, and it was here that America was first introduced to the Modernist movement.

What to Expect: The Armory Show in New York is widely regarded as one of the most important art shows in North America. Because of its reputation, it tends to draw popular, well-established artists and big crowds.

  • Commercial Interests: Since its inception in 1913, the Armory Show has become more and more commercialized, showcasing works that are generally more accepted by the artistic community. Expect big names.
  • Crude Artwork: No stranger to controversy, the NYC Armory Show often features a number of crude or vulgar paintings. Those with sensitive stomachs might do well to avert their eyes.

Inside Knowledge: First held in New York in 1913, the Armory Show introduced Americans to modern art and inspired American artists to break away from the realist tradition. This first show was not without controversy; critics and reporters accused the artists of insanity, immorality, and anarchy, and President Theodore Roosevelt remarked that the works were "not art."

Event Hints:

  • Wear Comfortable Shoes: Because of the size of the NYC Armory Show, you'll likely be spending a lot of time on your feet. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Have an Open Mind: When the Armory Show first opened in 1913, critics accused the artists of insanity, immorality, and anarchy, among other things. We encourage you to have a more open mind when you attend this show and look at the paintings.
  • Don't Expect Riots: The conditions that made the original Armory Show controversial no longer exist today. You will not find riots at this art show, but you will have a good time.



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User Average Review

Overall:
3.75
Event:
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Based on 3 reviews

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Robert Harrison

Joined: March 2011

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Overall:
3.75
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Would recommend to a friend

Date Visited: 03/11

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Unique Displays at The Armory Show

Everyone who appreciates unique and unconventional art will enjoy themselves at the Armory Show in New York City.  This art show displays works from people all over the world.  Whether you want to see the fine art or the more eclectic modern art, you'll find plenty of distinct pieces to view (and potentially purchase).  Come for an afternoon or the entire day; you won't have to worry about transportation because the Armory Show is right in Manhattan.

 

This review is provided by an NYCTourist staff member and is a composite of actual reviews. This may be a paid advertiser.

Mackenzie Webber

Joined: March 2011

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Overall:
3.75
Event:
4
Location:
4
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4
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Would recommend to a friend

Date Visited: 03/11

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So Much to See at The Armory Show

So much to see and so little time.  At the Armory Show in New York City, you'll likely want to devote more than just one afternoon to seeing all of the amazing artwork on display.  This show arranges the fine art of the 20th and 21st centuries in Pier 94 and puts the contemporary art in Pier 92.  Even if you focus your time on only one Pier, you will probably still have more than enough unique are to occupy yourself for many hours.

 

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Carly Kale

Joined: March 2011

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Overall:
3.75
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Would recommend to a friend

Date Visited: 03/11

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Lots of Variety at The Armory Show

For people that appreciate unique art, the Armory Show in Chelsea is a fun way to spend an afternoon.  The art at this show is not your typical art.  While they do show some classic art, the works that really stand out are the more contemporary pieces that generally make some sort of political or cultural statement.

The Armory Show is a fun show for people who are on a tight budget because they have works of art for sale that range in price.  If you want, you will likely be able to pick up a little something to decorate your home.

 

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*Some images shown above are not actual photos from the venue, but category representations. Visit the hotel's web site for actual photos.

The Armory Show

Mar
8
Until Mar 11

Location

Piers 92 & 94
711 12th Avenue
New York, US
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Event Dates

Mar 08,2012 - Mar 11,2012

Event Cost

$10 - $30

Contemporary and Modern Art at the Armory Show in New York

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Event Quick Facts

  • The NYC Armory Show is held each year at Piers 92 & 94 in Manhattan's Midtown West neighborhood.
  • The Armory Art Show begins at 12pm and ends at 8pm Thursday through Saturday, and begins at 12pm and ends at 7pm on Sunday.
  • The NYC Armory Show features contemporary and modern art.

Phone:
212.645.6440

Website:
http://www.thearmoryshow.com/cgi-local/content.cgi

Nearest Transit:
50th St-8th Ave (C, E)


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