The ADAA Announces Program Highlights at the 2017 Edition of The Art Show
Program Features Keynote Event with Museum and Cultural Leaders from Across the U.S., A Silent Bidding Sale of an Alexander Calder Sculpture to Benefit the ADAA Foundation, and the Annual Art Show Gala Preview to Benefit Henry Street Settlement
ADAA Member Galleries Will Present Ambitious Solo Exhibitions, Group Shows, and New Works at The Art Show, March 1 – 5, 2017
The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) today announced additional program highlights of the 2017 edition of The Art Show. The nation’s most respected and longest-running art fair will take place on March 1-5, 2017, at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, with a Gala Preview on February 28 to benefit Henry Street Settlement. For the fair’s keynote public program, the ADAA is pleased to host a panel discussion featuring insights from arts and museum leaders on the health of the country’s cultural nonprofits. Gathering Lawrence J. Wheeler, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Art; Kaywin Feldman, Nivin and Duncan McMillan Director of the Minneapolis Institute of Art; and Zannie Voss, Director of the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University; the discussion will be moderated by Art in America Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Pollock and will take place at the Park Avenue Armory on Friday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m.
Organized by the ADAA, a nonprofit membership organization of art dealers from around the country, The Art Show offers collectors, arts professionals, and the public the opportunity to engage with artworks of the highest quality through intimately scaled and thoughtfully curated exhibitions that encourage close looking and active conversation with gallerists. As part of the ADAA’s philanthropic partnerships, all admission from The Art Show and proceeds from the Gala Preview benefit the Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s leading social service, arts, and health care organizations. AXA Art Americas Corporation, a specialist dedicated entirely to protecting art and collectibles, once again supports The Art Show as Lead Partner.
In conjunction with The Art Show, the ADAA Foundation will offer Alexander Calder’s The Clove (1936) for sale to benefit the Foundation’s mission to advance appreciation of art and art history through its support of curatorial research and exhibition development. The sculpture, which was gifted by the artist to the ADAA Foundation in 1971, will be on public view at The Art Show for the first time since 1937.
“The Art Show is a vital platform for our members to strengthen existing relationships with collectors, as well as forge new ones,” said Adam Sheffer, ADAA President and Cheim & Read Partner and Sales Director. “One of very few fairs organized by a nonprofit community of art dealers, The Art Show’s intimate atmosphere encourages active dialogue with the public and emphasizes our members’ deep engagement with the work and the artists they represent.”