Pavilion of Art and Design comes to New York in November

High-end fairs are flocking to New York lately. First, the Frieze Art Fair announced that it would be coming to New York in May, 2012, and now the Pavilion of Art and Design (PAD), which originally began in Paris in 1997, will be making its debut in New York from November 10-14, 2011, at the Park Avenue Armory.

The focus of PAD is modern art, as well as 19th-21st century art and design. Visitors can expect 52 galleries from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, and Britain, with pieces ranging from historical paintings to Victorian jewelry to modern furniture.

Prizes will go to winning artists, including a selected piece being donated to the Museum of Art and Design’s permanent collection. Other prizes include the “Best Stand” and “Best Exhibition” awards.

General admission to the event is $20, with students (must have a valid ID) being $10. Children under 15 are free.