New York’s ADAA Art Exhibition opens next week at Park Avenue Armory and online

Left to right: Kikuo Saito, “Monk’s Circle,” 1987, acrylic on canvas, courtesy of James Fuentes and the Kikuo Saito Estate; Arthur B. Carles, “Still Life with Chrysanthemums”, c. 1906-1910, oil on canvas, courtesy of Avery Galleries

Members of the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), the nation’s largest nonprofit of leading art dealers, return together this fall for The Art Show to showcase their dynamic programs, featuring over 40 solo presentations, as well as a range of double, thematic and group exhibitions. Kicking off a new moment in the international fair calendar and bringing New York City’s fall arts season to life, the 2021 edition takes place at the Park Avenue Armory with new fall dates, November 4 to November 7, with the annual benefit overview on Wednesday 3 November. This year’s show sees the launch of an accompanying online hub,, so that collectors and the public can participate in The Art Show from anywhere in the world. Starting this fall, the site will offer virtual access to the works of the fair, to experts from ADAA member galleries and to the on-site programming of the fair.

Throughout the week of the fair, The Art Show features public conversations with leading collectors, curators, museum executives and industry experts, including collector Alvin Hall, writer and publisher Brian Droitcour and curator Christiane Paul, among others. Extending the programming beyond the fair, the ADAA organized for the third year the ADAA Gallery Walk on the Upper East Side, a collaboration between 27 ADAA member galleries in the surrounding area of ​​Park Avenue Armory, on Saturday November 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Isaac Julien, “The North Star (Lessons of the Hour)”, 2019, courtesy of the artist and Jessica Silverman; Albrecht Dürer, “Knight, Death, and the Devil,” 1513, engraving, courtesy of David Tunick, Inc.

Presentations by ADAA members at The Art Show 2021
Known for its laid-back atmosphere that allows for one-on-one conversations with gallery owners, The Art Show features 72 carefully curated exhibitions put on by ADAA members, which are selected by the Art Show Committee, also made up of members, to ensure the level of connoisseur. which is synonymous with fair. More than half of this year’s presentations are dedicated to exploring the practices and importance of artists from around the world, ranging from key figures in 19th century art history to rising voices of the contemporary art. Highlights of the solo and duo presentations include:

Joseph Raffael, Owl, 2021, watercolor on paper, 39.5 x 39.5 inches, courtesy of the Nancy Hoffman Gallery and the artist.

  • A selection of works by the Argentinian artist Xul Solar, Organized by Gabriela Rangel, former artistic director of the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and presented by Sicardi | Ayers | Bacino;

  • The beginnings of five monumental tapestries by the Navajo weaver Melissa S. Cody, in his first appearance at the Art Show, with Garth Greenan Gallery;

  • Bluemner and the critics, organized by Menconi + Schoelkopf Fine Art, uniting the American modernist Oscar bluemner drawings, watercolors and paintings, with his “Easel Notes” sketchbooks, and writings on art, as well as texts by Dr Roberta Smith Favis, professor emeritus of art history at Stetson University;

  • Jenkins Johnson Gallery ”s presentation of rare paintings by Wadsworth Jarrell, as well as clothing and art sculptures by Jae Jarrell, both founding members of AfriCOBRA and who helped create and define the aesthetics of the black arts movement;

  • Over three decades of Dorothy Tanningthe seminal paintings of, varying in scale and idiom widely, accompanied by a complementary salon-style group of his smaller paintings and works on paper, exhibited by Wendi Norris Gallery;

  • David Kordansky Gallerytwo-person exploration of luminosity, featuring parabolic lens sculptures from Fred eversley and new works on paper by Mary weatherford, produced especially for The Art Show;

  • Feminist artist Rachel Lachowiczthe career survey of, presented by Shoshana Wayne Gallery, featuring major works such as his iconic lipstick renderings of Marcel Duchamp’s urinals;

  • Corbett vs. Dempseyshowcase of drawings by Emilio Cruz and canvases by Omar Velázquez– two different generations of the Caribbean diaspora at large, their work engages their national and ethnic identities through allegory and allusion.

Dynamic group and thematic presentations are a systematic highlight of The Art Show every year. This year’s exhibits range from explorations of twentieth-century artistic creation in Brazil and Mexico to a collection of over 400 years of prints, drawings and paintings of key figures in art history. They understand:

  • A collection of 400 years of exceptional prints and drawings, including rare works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, John Robert Cozens, Gustave Courbet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Pablo Picasso, ridden by David Tunick, Inc.;

  • A selection of new works by Rebecca Morris and Lesley Vance, and the historical works of Deborah Remington who, united by Bortolami, draw a line in the long history of female abstraction on the West Coast.

“It’s so exciting to bring ADAA members together again, after an unprecedented year, to share their dynamic programs with the public and engage directly with collectors and with each other. With its new place in the fall arts calendar, The Art Show is well positioned to continue its more than three-decade history of showcasing the high-quality programs and expertise of our member galleries, as well as support the important work of Henry Street Settlement, ”said Anthony Meier, President of ADAA and Founder of Anthony Meier Fine Arts and Susan Sheehan, Chair of the Art Exhibition Committee and Founder of the Susan Sheehan Gallery.

“Henry Street Settlement joins the ADAA in embracing our return to the Park Avenue Armory, with a new date on the calendar and a deeply meaningful opportunity to come together to support community members in need,” said David Garza, President and CEO of Henry Street Settlement. “For 33 years, The Art Show has been not only New York City’s flagship cultural event, but also the largest unrestricted source of funding for Henry Street Settlement. During the pandemic, this funding allowed the Institution to keep its doors wide open and its services uninterrupted; in fact, we have significantly expanded our programs, opening three pantries, providing emergency cash assistance to the unemployed, including undocumented people and artists, and supporting new mental health programs. and vocational training. As always, Henry Street is indebted to the patrons of ADAA and The Art Show for upholding this tradition of combining a world-class art experience with support for New Yorkers in need.


From Thursday November 4 to Friday November 5 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday November 6 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday November 7 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Park Avenue Armory, Park Avenue and 67th Street, New York

Tickets, which cost $ 30, are available at All proceeds from ticket sales for the duration of the fair go to Henry Street Settlement. Covid-19 protocols and guidelines for visitors available at


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