The ADAA Art Show Returns for a Milestone 35th Edition With A Slate of Special Programming to Celebrate

This November, the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) will again stage the Art Show at New York’s historic Park Avenue Armory next month, kicking things off with the annual Benefit Preview on November 1, and public days from November 2–5. The 2023 edition promises to be memorable as it marks both the fair’s 35th anniversary and the 130th anniversary of Henry Street Settlement, with all admissions proceeds being donated to the social services organization.

Photo: Andy Ryan.

Continuing its ongoing support, the ADAA has collaborated with Henry Street Settlement on a jointly organized special exhibition with artist Kate Capshaw at Henry Street Settlement’s Dale Jones Burch Neighborhood Center on the Lower East Side. Capshaw’s project will build on the themes of her widely known “Unaccompanied” series, which aims to bring awareness to unhoused youth, through the creation of two new oil-based portraits—with one portraying people who have benefited from the organizations programs, and another, featured at the Art Show, of a Settlement staff member who works at the forefront of charitable works.

ADAA Executive Director Maureen Bray said, “We are so proud to deepen our relationship with Henry Street Settlement and highlight the mission of this invaluable organization for the Art Show. Taken together, the breadth of this year’s programs reflects the multiplicity of thought and innovative spirit that make the Art Show such a special event.”

Joel Mesler, Rabbi With Crimson Kippah (2023). Courtesy of Cheim and Read.

Each day of the Art Show will feature special events as part of a full slate of programming accompanying the fair. From a conversation between gallerist and painter Joel Mesler and his Rabbi moderated by Shira Becker, the Leon Levy Associate Curator of the Jewish Museum, to “Meet the Artists,” a recurring series that allows visitors the chance to meet and engage with artists whose work is being shown in the fair.

The fair itself promises to be one of the most expansive to date, with 78 ADAA member galleries participating and of those, 57 are staging solo exhibitions, including Joel Mesler at Cheim and Read ; Roy Lichtenstein at Castelli Gallery; and Kiki Smith at Pace Gallery. In addition to returning favorites, such as Kasmin and Sperone Westwater, a number of new ADAA members will make their the Art Show debut, including Anat Ebgi Gallery, Eric Firestone Gallery, and Catharine Clark Gallery.

Kiki Smith, Dark Water (2023). Courtesy of Pace Gallery.

Together, the gallery booth presentations and dynamic range of events and programming will bring to the fore the ADAA’s mission to foster and promote the country’s leading fine art galleries, as well as ongoing commitment to uplifting the message and activities of Henry Street Settlement.

Faith Wilding, Leaf Goddess (1976). Courtesy of the artist and Anat Ebgi.

The Art Show organized by the ADAA to benefit the Henry Street Settlement will run November 2–5, 2023. 

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