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The Museum of Modern Art’s Annual Armory Party to Feature a Live Performance by St. Lucia on March 1

Posted on January 24, 2017

The Museum of Modern Art will host The Armory Party, a benefit event with live music and DJs celebrating the opening of The Armory Show and Armory Arts Week, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The Armory Show is New York’s premier art fair and a definitive cultural destination for discovering and collecting the world’s most important 20th- and 21st-century artworks. The evening reception, along with the daytime Early Access Preview at Piers 92 and 94, benefits MoMA’s exhibition programming.

The 2017 Armory Party runs from 9:00 p.m. to midnight, and features access to A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde, an exhibition planned in anticipation of the centennial of the 1917 Russian Revolution that traces the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1935, highlighting breakthrough developments in the conception of Suprematism and Constructivism. A VIP Hour, held from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., includes access to Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Around so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, in addition to The Armory Party at 9:00 p.m.

St. Lucia will perform a set in the Museum’s Agnes Gund Garden Lobby. The band has released a self-titled EP and two critically acclaimed albums on Columbia Records (2013’s When The Night and 2016’s Matter) and has appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy FallonGood Morning AmericaJimmy Kimmel Live!, and Late Night With Seth Meyers. They have also performed at Coachella, Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands, and Bonnaroo, and have provided official remixes for artists ranging from Lady Gaga and Marina and the Diamonds to Passion Pit and Foster the People. 

This year’s event will be hosted by Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art; Klaus Biesenbach, Director MoMA PS1 & Chief Curator-at-Large, The Museum of Modern Art; Benjamin Genocchio, Executive Director, The Armory Show; Nicole Berry, Deputy Director, The Armory Show; Deborah Harris, Deputy Director, The Armory Show; Jarrett Gregory, Curator, Armory Focus; Eric Shiner, Senior Vice President, Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s, and Curator, Armory Platform; Alexandra Chemla, Founder and CEO, ArtBinder; Carter Cleveland, Founder and CEO, Artsy; and Sebastian Cwilich, President and COO, Artsy.

 Tickets for the benefit range from $150 to $750, and may be purchased by visiting moma.org/thearmoryparty2017, calling MoMA’s Department of Special Programming and Events at (212) 708-9680, or emailing specialevents@moma.org. Please note that VIP Fair Passes and VIP Press Passes do not provide entry to the party.

The Museum of Modern Art’s Annual Armory Party to Feature a Live Performance by St. Lucia on March 1


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