Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this November?

This vibrant and unique district is full of fabulous fine art and great places to eat. Use the map below to find the exhibitions that are right for you and restaurants where you can relax and refresh. You Are Here is here for you.

Abstract Art

Jeremy Everett, Held Up By Columns, 2011. Courtesy Andrew Edlin Gallery.
  • 1. Barry Le Va: Part One. Drawings 1967-2017, Nov 14-Jan 11
    David Nolan New York — 527 W. 29th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 925 6190
  • 2. Memories and Miracles, Oct 17-Nov 13
    Carter Burden Gallery — 548 W. 28th Street
    Tues-Fri: 11-5, Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 564-8405
  • 3. Mona Brody: Distancing , Oct 29-Nov 23
    The Painting Center — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-343-1060
  • 4. Verso: A Solo Exhibition of New Work by Sam Messenger, Nov 07-Dec 21
    Davidson Gallery — 521 W. 26th Street
    Mon-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-759-7555
  • 5. Carolanna Parlato: Catch and Release, Nov 07-Dec 14
    Morgan Lehman Gallery — 526 W. 26th Street
    Wed-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-268-6699
  • 6. Cat Balco: My Exploding Stars, Nov 07-Jan 25
    RWFA Rick Wester Fine Art — 526 W. 26th Street
    Wed-Fri: 10-6;Sat: 11-6 P: +1 (212) 255-5560
  • 7. Jen Wink Hays, Wondrous Ponderous, Oct 24-Dec 14
    Sears Peyton Gallery — 210 Eleventh Avenue
    Tues-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-6 P: 212-966-7469
  • 8. Mally Khorasantchi: The Season of the Soul, Oct 26-Nov 23
    Walter Wickiser Gallery, Inc. — 210 Eleventh Avenue
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-941-1817 | 212-625-0601
  • 9. Constellations in Color and Form , Nov 02-Nov 22
    Agora Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: +1-212-226-4151
  • 10. Kim Tschang-Yeul, Oct 24-Dec 07
    Tina Kim Gallery — 525 W. 21st Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-716-1100
  • 11. Howardena Pindell: Autobiography, Oct 17-Dec 07
    Garth Greenan Gallery — 545 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212.929.1351
  • 12. Carmen Neely: Not A Tourist, Nov 07-Dec 14
    Jane Lombard Gallery — 518 W. 19th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6; Sat: 11-6 P: 212.967.8040

Receptions

Events

Beauties and Beasts: A Pleiadas Members Show
Pleiadas Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646.230.0056
Nov 30, 3-6

Adolfo Doring: Photography and Video
Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc.
529 W. 20th Street
P. +12126477030
Oct 03, 6-8

Memories and Miracles
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Oct 17, 6-8

Ana Mendieta: La tierra habla (The Earth Speaks)
Galerie Lelong & Co.
528 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212.315.0470
Oct 17, 6-8

Howardena Pindell: Autobiography
Garth Greenan Gallery
545 W. 20th Street
P. 212.929.1351
Oct 17, 6-8

May Stevens Rosa Luxemburg: Paintings and Works on Paper, 1976 - 1991
Ryan Lee Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212 397 0742
Oct 17, 6-8

Luca Missoni: Moon Atlast
Benrubi Gallery
521 W. 26th Street
P. 212.888.6007
Oct 17, 6-8

Maroesjka Lavigne: Lost Lands
Robert Mann Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212.989.7600
Oct 24, 6-8

Robert C. Jackson: Offbeat
Gallery Henoch
555 W. 25th Street
P. 917.305.0003
Oct 24, 6-8

Frederick Sommer: Visual Affinities
Ricco/Maresca
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212.627.4819
Oct 24, 6-8

Mona Brody: Distancing
The Painting Center
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-343-1060
Nov 01, 6-8

Meleko Mokgosi
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 W. 20th Street
P. +1 212 202 3402
Nov 01, 6-8

Robyn Whitney Fairclough: Recent Paintings
Prince Street Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646.230.0246
Nov 02, 3-6

Hernan Bas: Time Life
Lehmann Maupin
501 W. 24th Street
P. +1 212 255 2923
Nov 07, 6-8

The House was Quiet and the World was Calm, Jennifer Bartlett 1970-2014
Marianne Boesky Gallery
509 W. 24th Street
P. 212-680-9889
Nov 07, 6-8

Eva Hild
Nancy Margolis Gallery
523 W. 25th Street
P. +1 212.242.3013
Nov 07, 6-8

Danny Heller: Birth of the Cool
George Billis Gallery
521 W. 26th Street
P. 212.645.2621
Nov 07, 6-8

Constellations in Color and Form
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. +1-212-226-4151
Nov 07, 6-8

Carmen Neely: Not A Tourist
Jane Lombard Gallery
518 W. 19th Street
P. 212.967.8040
Nov 07, 6-8

Gated Community: A One Woman Ekphrastic Exhibition
Ceres Gallery New York
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-947-6100
Nov 07, 6-8

Peter Halley: Heterotopia II
Greene Naftali
508 W. 26th Street
P. (212) 463-7770
Nov 09, 12-6

College Reunion Tour
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Nov 10 - Dec 15, 8 pm
Starts at $10

Comic Book Club
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Nov 10 - Dec 17, 8 pm
Free

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Nov 19 - Nov 24, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $51

Ex-Shaman: Film Screening with Shamaness Chokbar
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 20 7 pm
$23

Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 20 6 pm
Free

Kwesi Arthur
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Nov 20 8 pm
$20.75

Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Nov 21 - Nov 22, 7: 30 pm
$25

Kids n' Comedy Show!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Nov 24 1 pm
$18

A Cocktail Party Social Experiment
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Nov 24 5 pm
$16.50

Chris DiStefano
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Nov 29 8 pm
Starts at $28

We Met at ACME
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Nov 04 6:30 pm
$22

Magnet Musical Mixer
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Nov 05 5:30 pm
Free

Megawatt
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Nov 06 6 pm
$7

Agora Gallery Reception : Constellations in Color and Form
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Nov 07 6 pm
Free

The Executives Present: Extreme Makeover HGTV Edition
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Nov 08 7 pm
$10

Black Magic: Five
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Nov 08 - Nov 09, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $15

Grad Show | Level 4 | Chris Griggs 11/9
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Nov 09 6 pm
$10

Camille A. Brown & Dancers
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Nov 09 - Nov 10, 8 pm
Starts at $61

Maude Night
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Nov 11 7: 30 pm
$7

Perfume Genius X Kate Wallich
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Nov 13 - Nov 17, 7: 30 pm
Starts at $41

Characters Welcome
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Nov 14 7: 30 pm
$7

Everything I Was Never Taught
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Nov 14 - Nov 16, 7: 30 pm
$20

Open Night BEST OF FEST
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Nov 14 7 pm
$25

Cage Match NYC
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Nov 14 10:30 pm
$9

Dann Harris + Jay Michaelson: Enlightenment by Trial and Error
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 18 7 pm
$25

The High Line

Chelsea is best known for its many art galleries, with visitors continually delighted by the diversity of mediums, themes and artists all displayed in a single neighborhood. Since the opening of the High Line, though, the area has had another claim to fame, one which can provides a unique, relaxing space that can be enjoyed by tourists, art lovers and those who live and work nearby.

The High Line was originally an elevated railway that used to carry goods from warehouses in Chelsea to other places around the city. It was originally designed as a safer form of transport – far better than the previous method of sending cargo by means of freight trains which ran at street level and caused numerous accidents. Over time, however, other methods of moving things around were devised, and by 1980 the High Line seemed an anachronism which ceased to function, falling gently into disuse and decay.

When Chelsea began to revive in the 1990s, property developers were keen to dismantle it. But a determined group of citizens, who formed the group Friends of the High Line and eventually convinced the city to support their ideas, were convinced that with time, effort and vision, the High Line could become something special and valuable in the area.

Walking along the High Line today, it seems clear that they could not have been more right. The old tracks have become a delightful promenade which runs along above the streets, giving visitors an opportunity to see some wonderful New York views whilst surrounded by beauty and greenery. The plants have been carefully chosen so that some of the wild varieties which took root there when they were allowed to run wild are still represented, giving sensitive viewers a sense of what it would have been like then. This impression is increased by the metal tracks which still remain visible in some parts of the walk, a reminder of the past that gives the present design a feeling of movement and flow.

As befits an attraction in the heart of New York’s art district, the High Line also boasts public art sculptures and installations, some of which last for months, and others which are only present for a few weeks or even hours. These, too, are mindful of the space they inhabit and fit beautifully into the scene even as they encourage thoughtfulness about the nature of the place.

A refreshing change from the frenetic pace that often characterizes the city below, the High Line is the perfect place for anyone in Chelsea to relax, unwind and take time to appreciate the area.

Check out the website for more information.

Tom Otterness - Life Underground

Often we are so busy waiting for the latest art installation to open, or to visit an exhibition that has been much discussed, that we forget that we are already surrounded by art and exhibitions, both in and outside galleries and art related venues. This is particularly true in Chelsea, where every wall, staircase and corner might surprise you with a unique piece of artwork when you least expect it. That’s why, this month, we decided to feature and celebrate the amazing permanent public artwork of Tom Otterness - “Life Underground” – as a reminder that beauty and art can be everywhere and that that potential surrounds us always, as long as we are paying attention. Otterness, who is an American sculptor, created an army of over 100 small and medium sized bronze figures in 2001 and scattered them throughout the subway station at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, here in Chelsea. The project was commissioned by the MTA’s Arts for Transit and today it is still one of the most popular public art projects in New York City. The sculptures represent people, animals and abstract subjects, all reinvented in a cartoon style and represented in different situations and activities. The result is the creation of a permanent parallel universe, charming and playful because of the combination of the subjects and their interactions, but also serious and judgmental because of their allusions to our real world and to the people who are constantly walking, sitting or running around them. The artist described the whole project as showing the “impossibility of understanding life in New York,” but the more you look at his figures, the more you actually feel the opposite – as if these little figures really understood it all much better than many of the passersby.

So, next time you’re at the subway station in Chelsea, look out for these thought-provoking sculptures. We never get tired of them!

14th Street and 8th Avenue, New York, NY
http://www.tomostudio.com/artworks/life-underground

You Are Here is a great way to make the most of your time in Chelsea. This site makes it easy to see where you are in the neighborhood and provides carefully designed themed walking tours of the art galleries that have made Chelsea famous throughout the world.

It also contains information about exhibition openings, receptions, and the special events scheduled to take place in the area. You can see what’s on and where it’s happening, as well as work out how to get there.

When you’re tired after a morning of exhibition hopping, or an afternoon browsing galleries, you can take a look at the restaurant information and let You Are Here guide you to a comfortable place to sit and have a bite to eat.

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All the information you need for a fabulous day out in Chelsea, all in one place!

You Are Here directs discerning visitors right to the restaurants and galleries that interest them. And that means qualified traffic for you.

You Are Here covers Chelsea’s vibrant arts scene — spotlighting exhibitions, special events and galleries. With a clean, reader-friendly design, You Are Here points foodie visitors hungry for more, to the restaurants and cafes that that will appeal to their eclectic tastes, from Cheap Eats to Upscale Dining and from Kid Friendly Restaurants to Celeb-Spotting Restaurants.

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Also important,You Are Here reaches them where they stay - in the city's hotels as well as in strategically located street boxes, selected cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and tourist information booths.

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