The Armory Party

Preview starts at noon
Show Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River
Twelfth Avenue at Fifty-fifth Street, New York

Party (8:00–9:00 p.m. VIP; 9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. General Admission)
featuring a performance by Neon Indian
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West Fifty-third Street, New York

The Armory Show is New York’s foremost fair devoted to the most important art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2012, the fair will again feature The Armory Show – Modern, a section specializing in modern and secondary market material on Pier 92, while Pier 94 will continue to be a venue to premiere new works by living artists. The opening preview and party for The Armory Show 2012 helps sustain the world-renowned exhibition programming of The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1.

The Armory Show is proud to announce that artist and urban planner Theaster Gates has been chosen as the fair's 2012 commissioned artist. Gates’s work, a provocative yet poetic repurposing of historical ephemera, will be used to create the visual identity of The Armory Show 2012. The fair introduced its annual commission in 2002 and four years later began publishing an annual series of editions by its commissioned artists to benefit The Pat Hearn and Colin de Land Cancer Foundation and The Museum of Modern Art.

For further information, please call the Special Events office at (212)708-9680 or e-mail specialevents@moma.org.

Please note that the ticket for Vernissage Access to The Armory Show (5:00–9:00 p.m.) and entry to the opening-day party at MoMA (9:00–12:00 a.m.) will cost $150 after 11:59 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 6. To purchase tickets, please visit MoMAarmoryshow.org.