THURSDAY, MAY 2  |  2 - 5PM
Participating galleries and curators invite VIP collectors and accredited members of the press to experience an exclusive first view of the highly-anticipated Fairs. This must-see event is the first opportunity to acquire the finest investment quality modern and contemporary works by emerging, cutting-edge and established artists prior to the fair's public opening that evening.

The New York Academy of Art is Art New York’s philanthropic partner and they will present an exhibition curated by Academy President David Kratz and Academy supporter Helena Christensen, and hold a VIP Reception on Thursday May 2 between 6pm to 8pm. The drawings, paintings and sculpture have all been created by alumni of the Academy’s MFA program including James Adelman, Tamalin Baumgarten, Joao Brandao, Dina Brodsky, Diana Corvelle, Shiqing Deng, Christian Fagerlund, Brett Harvey, Jacob Hicks, Alexis Hilliard, Sara Issakharian, Yun Jang, Lani Kennefick, Will Kurtz, Dan Pelonis, Laura Peturson, James Razko, Nicolas V. Sanchez, Stephen Shaeen, Susan Siegel, Kathy Stecko, Zeynep Tekiner, Jiannan Wu, and Zane York. The New York Academy of Art is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. Through major exhibitions, a robust lecture series, and an ambitious curriculum, the Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.

Dutch fine art photographer Isabelle Van Zeijl will be on-hand to sign her mini-catalogues, and to discuss her new work making its New York debut as well as a few pieces making their international debuts.

Throughout the last 28 years, photographer Manny Hernandez has been capturing Miami’s essence in arts, fashion, lifestyle, celebrities, and pop culture. Hernandez will be on hand to sign his first book, CANDIDS Miami

THURSDAY, MAY 2: 2-8PM | FRIDAY, MAY 3:  12-8PM  |  SATURDAY, MAY 4: 12-8PM  |  SUNDAY, MAY 5: 12-6PM
CMA Kid's Art Center

Children’s Museum of the Arts will provide hands-on art programming on-site for children ages 4-14. Young artists will be introduced to various art making techniques under the supervision of the Museum’s experienced Teaching Artists while their parents visit the Fairs. To register, and for more information, email Anna DuBose at adubose@cmany.org.

Art New York invites you to explore 1,000+ works from the fair on Artsy beginning two weeks prior to the fair. Save your favorite pieces at the fair to a personal collection, follow artists, and connect directly with exhibitors to request pricing and availability. Artsy’s exclusive online previews will launch in advance of the fair with a special first-look for press and VIPs.