In 2023, The Armory Show
will host the sixth annual Curatorial Leadership

The Armory Show’s Curatorial Leadership Summit is an annual, invitation-only daylong program that aims to foster innovation in the curatorial landscape.

Previous summits have invited museum directors and curators from around the world to explore, debate, and challenge important topics addressing the curatorial community. Following the closed-door session, panelists will deliver a keynote presentation that is open to the public at the fair.

Adrienne Edwards, Engell Speyer Family Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Whitney Museum of American Art, will chair the sixth annual Curatorial Leadership Summit.

The curatorial convening will constellate and take as its points of departure the historical, conceptual, and material threads manifested in and developed in collaboration with Eva Respini's Platform section and Candice Hopkins's Focus section.

Expanding on the fair’s thematically unified curatorial sections from the 2022 fair, The Armory Show 2023 brings together three exceptional women curators to examine historical narratives – practices of artists both emerging and established whose work is informed by structures of inclusivity and exclusivity.

Photo Credit Bryan Derballa

Recent videos


What’s in the X?:Making Sense of the Latin American / Latinx Art Debate

The program convenes Arlene Dávila, Professor and Founding Director of The Latinx Project at New York University; Gerardo Mosquera, Independent Curator & Critic; Roberto Tejada, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor, University of Houston; and Gilbert Vicario, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Phoenix Art Museum in discussion with and moderated by Mari Carmen Ramírez.


About the Curatorial Leadership Summit

Discover the Curatorial Leadership Summit. Watch the overview presentation of this program dedicated to the advancement of curatorial research. The next in-person Curatorial Leadership Summit, Chaired by Mari Carmen Ramírez, Wortham Curator of Latin American art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will be held at the Armory Live Theater at the Javits Center on Friday, September 9th, 2022. The closed-door session will be followed by a public discussion.