Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 5, 2010, 11:39 PM
Park Avenue Armory is a newly launched, not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to preserve, restore, and renovate one of America's historic treasures and open it to the public as a cultural center. It is dedicated to works in the performing and visual arts best realized in a non-traditional setting.
The Armory is committed to innovative programming of music, visual arts, dance, and theatre where the relationship between the audience and the work is not constrained by formality.
The Armory, built between 1877 and 1881 on an entire block in Manhattan, stands as one of the finest extant examples of the American Aesthetic Movement in the country. Its 55,000 square foot drill hall, reminiscent of the great train sheds of Europe, remains one of the largest unobstructed spaces in New York.