Armory Show Founding Director Paul Morris Resigns After 18 Years

The Observer has learned that Paul Morris, founding director of the Armory Show and, for the past five years, vice president of art shows and events for Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., owner of the Armory Show, is resigning his position.

Reached for comment by phone, Mr. Morris confirmed the news and said that he is “really proud about the great programming” he has recently helped put in place at the Armory, particularly the “Focus” sections and the selection each year of an emerging artist to make an editioned artwork for charity (Theaster Gates last year), but that he “felt it was time for me to move on,” and characterized this as “a personal decision.”
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