Art show guide to Arts Week in New York City

Our guide to the top art fairs during Arts Week

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The Armory Show

The Armory Show

It's Arts Week in New York, which means the city's best art galleries and photography galleries are gathering at art fairs like Independent 2014. We run down the don't miss venues to check out.

ADAA: The Art Show

Whether you’re a serious collector or a casual art fan, this vast fair, run by the Art Dealers Association of America, offers the chance to peruse some of the world’s most impressive museum-quality pieces on the market. More than 70 exhibitions feature paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and multimedia works, dating from the 19th century to the present.

  1. Park Avenue Armory 643 Park Ave, between 66th and 67th Sts
  2. Wed Mar 5 - Sun Mar 9
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The Armory Show 2014

The megafair returns, with exhibitors of contemporary and modern art divided, respectively, between Piers 92 and 94. This year's event features a specially curated section devoted to Chinese contemporary art, featuring 16 galleries from Hong Kong and Mainland China.

  1. Piers 92/94 711 Twelfth Ave, between W 55th St and the West Side Hwy, 10019
  2. Thu Mar 6 - Sun Mar 9
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Fountain Art Fair

Founded in 2006 as an alternative art fair, Fountain—which takes its name from Duchamp's urinal readymade—has been situated in the same location where the artist's Nude Descending a Staircase made its famous New York debut in 1913. Fountain has worked mightily to project the same spirit, even as it has grown closer to institutional status. But it's still a lot of fun, and remains the one art fair that emphasizes performance art along with other mediums.

  1. 69th Regiment Armory 68 Lexington Ave, between 25th and 26th Sts, 10010
  2. Fri Mar 7 - Sun Mar 9
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SCOPE New York 2014

In its 14th year, SCOPE New York's 2014 edition features more than 50 contemporary art galleries from around the world, as well as additional venues taking part in SCOPE's Breeder Program, which welcomes start-up venues to the art-fair scene. SCOPE returns to last year's location, in the old mail-sorting room of the former James Farley Post Office, across the street from Madison Square Garden.

  1. Skylight at Moynihan Station W 33rd St, at Eighth Ave, 10001
  2. Thu Mar 6 - Sun Mar 9
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VOLTA NY 2014

Billing itself as the "invitational show of emerging solo artists' projects," VOLTA NY's seventh edition includes 90 galleries from 30 countries, each presenting the work of a single artist. The show's organizers also promise larger booths and wider aisles this year.

  1. 82Mercer 82 Mercer St, between Broome and Spring Sts
  2. Fri Mar 7 - Sun Mar 9
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Excellent summary of what's going on at Art Week.