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Park Avenue Armory

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Address: 643 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10065-6122
Phone Number: +1 212-616-3930
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An Occupation of Loss; Taryn Simon

Dark, brooding, majestic. Eleven concrete towers in a space that is itself a monument to loss represented music to me. I felt immediately part of a gigantic instrument - a stone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Dark, brooding, majestic. Eleven concrete towers in a space that is itself a monument to loss represented music to me. I felt immediately part of a gigantic instrument - a stone organ in a church. I entered a pipe and sang Danny Boy - a well known funeral song in Ireland. Alone I recalled my uncle's funeral in Spain and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Both are marvelous. The exhibition hall is one of the very largest in the United States and has had a number of spectacular exhibitions, not only by a single artist but the various shows that occur here on a regular basis And, over the past several years, the building itself has had many magnificent redos. A tour is well worth... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

First let me say you should go here just to see the buildings inside. A lot of history was made here beside just storing guns and ammunition. This is where Louie Armstrong viewing was before he was buried. It has hosted many parties and events over the years. The details in the different rooms are magnificent. Rooms had exhibits in... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

An immense building in the middle of Park Avenue, currently hosting an exhibition by the British artist Martin Creed. This was our first visit to the building. Friendly enthusiastic staff. The exhibit itself has several elements which are not suitable for young children. Only saw one parental advisory sign though, so be warned. (Actually a couple of the video installations... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

The Armory building is historically well worth visiting. What makes it even more special this summer is the art installation by Martin Creed. He has filled this space with every form of media (dance, music, painting, film and sculpture). He also includes a room that not only houses a painting of George Washington, but wall-to-wall balloons. What a great idea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

I get around to a lot of New York Cultural events. Every year the Park Avenue does a couple of large scale performance/installations. They are always the things most worth seeing in their year. They also have a chamber music series. The performers are all top class, and the board of officers room where they occur, is perhaps the best... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

I came here with my family for a Snow Flake Party just a few days after Thanksgiving, and I loved the buildings and all it's content. Highly recommended for anyone visiting New York City !!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

The Park Avenue Armory is a relatively regular destination on our calendar. However, last June my friends and I were lucky enough to witness the talked about performance of Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth. Admittedly, not every visit to the Park Avenue Armory features an exclusive theatrical event, but just about every event is worth the discovery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This was our second trip to NYC and second trip to the Park Avenue Armory. I don't know what they show outside of the summer season, but their summer art installation is a MUST for any serious art lovers. The venue itself is extraordinary and worth a visit alone, but the curators of the sumer exhibition need serious congratulating as... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

This well restored armory is like nothing else in the area. The main exposition hall is huge and can accommodate all kinds of art. The auxiliary rooms are beautiful are fantastic and include a small cafe. The current exhibit (HYPNOSIS-with an NY added in parentheses) is odd but fascinating. You need several hours to really appreciate all it has to... More 

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Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighbourhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
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