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Park Avenue Armory

The Park Avenue Armory Conservancy, generally known as Park Avenue Armory, is a nonprofit cultural institution within the historic Seventh Regiment Armory building located at 643 Park Avenue on New York City's Upper East Side. The institution displays unconventional artwork, including performing and visual arts. Park Avenue Armory leased the building for 99 years from New York State in 2006.The Armory's first three years of artistic programming presented work in partnership with other cultural institutions such as Lincoln Center and the Whitney Museum of american Art before launching its first solo exhibitions with Ernesto Neto's anthropodino in 2009 and Christian Boltanski’s No Man's Land in 2010. The Armory then engaged consulting artistic director Kristy Edmunds to develop its first two full artistic seasons for 2011 and 2012. The 2013 season was curated by the incoming artistic director Alex Poots.The conservancy is currently doing a 200 million dollar renovation of the building. Park Avenue Armory hired the architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron to design the restoration and renovation of the building with executive architects Platt Byard Dovell White. Two historic rooms were restored in 2011 with sixteen more and the historic halls remaining.

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