Expectations for the Spring 2020 Armory Show are running high. Taking over the entirety of Piers 90 and 94, this year’s edition sees the presence of international galleries as well as new curated presentations, like the inaugural “Perspectives,” showcasing artists including Helen Frankenthaler, Hans Hoffmann, Jasper Johns, Brice Marden, and Ed Ruscha.
But the show is just one of so many happenings in New York this season. Here’s my cheat sheet for the not-to-miss events:
- Independent Art Fair at Spring Studios, in Tribeca, always hosts an exciting and beautifully curated selection of galleries. Look out for their special-projects program, including their partnership with Object & Thing, an innovative fair model bridging art and design.
- Donald Judd’s first major U.S. retrospective in over 30 years, “Judd,” is on now at the Museum of Modern Art, promises to be one for the books!
- Gerhard Richter’s “Painting After All” opens today at the Met Breuer and includes more than 100 works spanning the artist’s six-decade career.
- Julian Charrière’s show at Sean Kelly Gallery features a new video work of polar landscapes that the artist shot at night with a drone spotlight.
- “EGO,” by multi-media artists DRIFT, is on at Pace, with a performance by Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo at Pace Live on March 12.
- Doug Wheeler is on at David Zwirner—always a crowd-pleaser.
- Herbert Bayer: Bauhaus Master at Cooper Hewitt offers a collection of rare works by one of the most groundbreaking early 20th-century graphic designers. Niche, but worth it.
- Medea, on at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, is a powerfully raw re-imagining of the Greek tragedy, written and directed by Simon Stone. Catch it before it closes on March 8.
- Handel’s Agrippina is on at the Metropolitan Opera in a new, modern production, through March 7.
Enjoy, and good luck out there!
Roya Sachs is an Editor at Large at Air Mail