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The Art Dealers Association Of America’s (ADAA) annual fair, “The Art Show” returns to The Park Avenue Armory from Nov. 3-7 and will feature 72 curated exhibitions.

The Art Show is showcasing top art galleries in the United States and will feature over 400 years of paintings, sculpture works on paper, textile art, and photography. Allowing visitors to see more than 40 solo exhibitions, including rare and never-before-seen works. 

“There are so many wonderful exhibitions planned by the galleries and more than half of the fair is devoted to solo artist exhibitions,” said Maureen Bray, ADAA’s Executive Director. “Some highlights include, Corbett vs. Dempsey’s showcase of drawings by Emilio Cruz and canvases by Omar Velázquez—both of different generations of the broader Caribbean diaspora, their work engages

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The premiere of Art Sense Gala debuted Oct. 8 on behalf of the Orange County Museum of Art and a cool million was raised for the museum one year in advance of its official public opening, set for October 2022.

The big event unfolded at the construction site located on the property rising at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. The modern architectural statement is in the creative hands of Morphosis Architects, under the director of Pritzker Prize winner Thom Mayne and partner-in-charge Brandon Welling.

 Heidi Zuckerman, from left, Thom Mayne and Carlos Gonzalez attend Art Sense Gala for OCMA.

Heidi Zuckerman, OCMA’s CEO and director, left, is shown with architect Thom Mayne and Carlos Gonzalez at the Oct. 8 OCMA Art Sense Gala at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

(Ryan Miller)

Both designers attended the gala, greeting some 280 patrons along with museum chief executive and director Heidi Zuckerman, attired in a stunning vintage 1970s Victor Costa iridescent

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It’s that time of year when the weather gets cooler and the leaves on the trees start changing colors. It’s also that time of year for The Daily Break’s annual bazaar guide to the many arts and crafts fairs around Hampton Roads and beyond. COVID-19 is still a concern for many; please check before attending, as events might change with coronavirus guidelines.

Oct. 2

Fall Gardening Festival, sponsored by Virginia Beach Master Gardeners. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach. Plant sale, bake sale, botanically inspired arts and crafts, make-and-take projects, children’s activities, garden vendors, plant societies, seed library, garden tours. 757-385-8156, [email protected], vbmg.org.

Senior Center of York craft fundraiser. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Senior Center of York, 5314 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown. Located in Washington Square Shopping Center on Route 17. Handmade quilted

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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is working with limited gallery space, having recently torn down most of its east campus to launch construction of a new building. Given the impact on its fall exhibition schedule, now might be a good time for LACMA to initiate a name change.

How about the Los Angeles County Museum of Mostly Modern + Contemporary Art?

LACMMM+CA for unpronounceable short.

That would seem to reflect what’s in store this fall — and for at least the next 18 months. Of 14 current and planned special exhibitions, only one looks at art from before the modern era.

“Mixpantli: Space, Time and the Indigenous Origins of Mexico” (opening Dec. 12) is the lone historical exhibition amid the five fall shows, marking the 500th anniversary of the fall of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. The calendar for the remainder of 2021 presents one modern show (on early

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