Kyla McMillan Named Director of Armory Show

31July 10, 2024

Kyla McMillan Named Director …

Frieze has announced Kyla McMillan as the next director of New York’s Armory Show. McMillan succeeds Nicole Berry, whodepartedearlier this year after eight years in the role to take a job at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. McMillan took up her post July 8, as the event prepares for its thirtieth-anniversary edition, to take place September 6–8 at the Javits Center in New York.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kyla McMillan as director ofthe Armory Show,” said Kristell Chadé, Frieze’s executive director of fairs, in a statement. “Her wide-ranging experience and creative drive will undoubtedly take the fair to new heights, fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment. Her past projects have demonstrated a talent for reaching new audiences and forging meaningful connections with art.”

McMillan arrives at the Armory Show after a decade spent in the art industry, having held roles at David Zwirner and Gavin Brown’s enterprise. She is the founder of Saint George Projects, a nomadic consultancy and gallery which staged exhibitions in cities including New York, Johannesburg, and Berlin, among others. She holds a BA in art history from the University of Maryland and is an alumnus of the Studio Museum.

“I am honored to join the Armory Show at this important moment in the fair’s history,” said McMillan in a statement. “My goal is to empower collectors and emphasize the fair’s role as a platform for artists, galleries and art enthusiasts. The Armory Show has long been celebrated as a foundational fair for New York and the US art market. I look forward to building on the Armory Show’s achievements, while also championing new voices and creating opportunities for diverse perspectives in contemporary art.”