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ADAA Establishes New Fall Dates for The Art Show, Annual Fair to Benefit Henry Street Settlement

Event Date: 
3 November 2021 to 7 November 2021
New York, NY
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2021 Edition to be Held November 3-7 at Park Avenue Armory in New York

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) today announced new fall dates for The Art Show, the leading fine art fair organized by the ADAA to benefit Henry Street Settlement. Held annually at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, The Art Show brings together members of the ADAA, the nonprofit organization of the nation’s leading art dealers, to showcase incisive curated exhibitions of artists from the 19th century to today. The fair’s 2021 edition will take place November 3 through 7, kicking off with a benefit preview on Wednesday, November 3.

“The Art Show has always been distinguished by the exceptional visitor experience it provides – comprised of outstanding presentations, an easily navigable scale, and an unhurried environment that encourages meaningful engagement with works of art. Throughout this challenging year for the art world, we have been working closely with our partners of more than three decades, Henry Street Settlement and the Park Avenue Armory, to ensure we could continue to deliver this unparalleled art experience for visitors and our member dealers into 2021 and beyond. With the 2021 edition of the fair, we are excited to establish a new date on the fair calendar and further strengthen the fair’s position as a favorite of collectors and galleries alike,” said Anthony Meier, Vice President of the ADAA and Chair of the ADAA’s Art Show Committee.

All proceeds from admission to The Art Show and the preview benefit Henry Street Settlement, one of New York’s leading social service, arts, and health care organizations. As Henry Street Settlement’s greatest source of unrestricted funding, The Art Show has raised over $33 million for the nonprofit through more than three decades of partnership between Henry Street Settlement and the ADAA.

“As Henry Street continues to respond to the profound effects on our community of the coronavirus public health and economic crisis, we rely more than ever on the critical and incredibly generous support provided by The Art Show and its patrons, all made possible through our partnership with the Art Dealers Association of America,” said David Garza, President and CEO. “This unrestricted funding is what has enabled Henry Street to pivot literally overnight, providing meals to our shelter residents so they could remain in place; creating three emergency food pantries that are serving thousands of New Yorkers; providing emergency cash assistance, including a fund dedicated to unemployed arts workers; launching a Helpline; and moving multiple programs, including art classes and performances, online.”

THE ART SHOW, Organized by the ADAA to benefit Henry Street Settlement

Dates: November 3-7, 2021, with a benefit preview on November 3

Location: Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York, NY

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About the ADAA 

The Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that supports the economic and cultural contributions of the nation’s leading fine art galleries. The ADAA includes over 170 members from 30 cities in the U.S., representing hundreds of established and emerging artists internationally. ADAA members have extensive expertise across primary and secondary markets and established reputations for upholding the best practices in the field. The ADAA serves as a resource and advocate, raising awareness of dealers’ critical roles in the international art market and the cultural community. The ADAA is a leader on issues pertaining to connoisseurship, scholarship, ethical practice, and public policy. The ADAA Foundation, supported by donations from ADAA members, promotes a broad range of activity in the arts and culture community by distributing grants to museums, archives, and arts organizations. Recent grantees include the Asia Society Texas Center; Frost Art Museum; Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art; The Rockwell Museum; and Zimmerli Art Museum. 

About Henry Street Settlement 

Founded in 1893 by social reformer Lillian Wald and based in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Henry Street Settlement delivers a wide range of innovative, high-impact social service, arts, and health care programs. From shelter for the homeless and job placement to early childhood education and college prep to meals and companionship for older adults, Henry Street continues to provide vital services to more than 50,000 New Yorkers each year. A central component of its commitment to human progress and opportunity is Henry Street’s award-winning Abrons Arts Center, which provides artists with performance, exhibition, and residency opportunities and promotes access to the arts through educational programming.


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