Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this September?

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

Aelita Andre, Paleontologists Footprint Dinosaurs Nesting Grounds, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • 1. Felipe Pantone. Transformable Systems , Sep 06-Oct 13
    Joshua Liner Gallery — 540 W. 28th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-244-7415
  • 2. Artists $ Mentors, Sep 04-Sep 29
    The Painting Center — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-343-1060
  • 3. Judith Murray. Tempest, Sep 06-Oct 06
    Sundaram Tagore Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-677-4520
  • 4. Lee Krasner. Mural Studies, Sep 13-Oct 27
    Paul Kasmin Gallery — 297 10th Ave
    Mon-Thu: 10-6; Fri: 10-5 P: 212-563-4474
  • 5. Clay Johnson, Sep 04-Sep 29
    George Billis Gallery — 525 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-645-2621
  • 6. Rubens Ghenov, Sep 06-Oct 06
    Morgan Lehman Gallery — 526 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Fri: 11-6 P: 212-268-6699
  • 7. Joan Mitchell: Paintings from the Middle of the Last Century, 1953–1962, Sep 06-Oct 27
    Cheim & Read — 547 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Thu: 10-6; Fri: 10-3 P: 212-242-7727
  • 8. Mally Khorasantchi, Sep 01-Sep 26
    Walter Wickiser Gallery — 210 11th Avenue
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-941-1817
  • 9. Hell's Kitchen, Jul 16-Oct 16
    532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel — 532 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 12-5 P: 917-701-3338
  • 10. Lee Ufan, Sep 14-Oct 13
    Pace Gallery — 510 W. 25th Street
    Mon-Thu: 10-6; Fri: 10-4 P: 212-255-4044
  • 11. Dashiell Manley: Sometimes We Circle the Sun, Sep 06-Oct 20
    Marianne Boesky Gallery — 509 W. 24th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212-680-9889
  • 12. Barbara Takenaga: Outset, Sep 06-Oct 06
    DC Moore Gallery — 535 W. 22nd Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212-247-2111

Receptions

Events

Fred W. McDarrah: New York Scenes
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-966-3978
Sep 20, 6-8

Autumn Equinox: Collective Visions in Abstraction and Figuration
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Sep 27, 6-8

Felipe Pantone. Transformable Systems
Joshua Liner Gallery
540 W. 28th Street
P. 212-244-7415
Sep 06, 6-8

Artists $ Mentors
The Painting Center
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-343-1060
Sep 06, 6-8

Clay Johnson
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Sep 06, 6-8

Rubens Ghenov
Morgan Lehman Gallery
526 W. 26th Street
P. 212-268-6699
Sep 06, 6-8

Mally Khorasantchi
Walter Wickiser Gallery
210 11th Avenue
P. 212-941-1817
Sep 06, 6-8

Kathy Butterly. Thought Presence
James Cohan Gallery
533 W. 26th Street
P. 212-714-9500
Sep 06, 6-8

Barbara Takenaga: Outset
DC Moore Gallery
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-247-2111
Sep 06, 6-8

Trevor Young
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Sep 06, 6-8

Toyin Ojih Odutola. When Legends Die
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 W. 20th Street
P. 212-645-1701
Sep 06, 6-8

Red Grooms. Handiwork, 1955-2018
Marlborough Contemporary
545 W. 25th Street
P. 212-463-8634
Sep 06, 6-8

Zhang Xiaogang. Recent Works
Pace Gallery
537 W. 24th Street
P. 212-421-3292
Sep 06, 6-8

Elizabeth Osborne. People and Places
Danese/Corey
511 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-223-2227
Sep 06, 6-8

Don Perlis: Me Too
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-647-7030
Sep 06, 6-8

Julie Heffernan. Hunter Gatherer
P.P.O.W Gallery
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-647-1044
Sep 06, 6-8

Shelley Feinerman: Celebration, A Sane Response
Prince Street Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646-230-0246
Sep 06, 5-8

Simone Leigh
Luhring Augustine
531 W. 24th Street
P. 212-206-9100
Sep 07, 6-8

Yojiro Imasaka. Trade Winds
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-268-7132
Sep 13, 6-8

Chosen Objects
Gallery Henoch
555 W. 25th Street
P. 917-305-0003
Sep 13, 6-8

Nicola Hicks
Flowers Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-439-1700
Sep 13, 6-8

Lee Ufan
Pace Gallery
510 W. 25th Street
P. 212-255-4044
Sep 13, 6-8

Park Chan-Kyong. Citizen's Forest
Tina Kim Gallery
525 W. 21st Street
P. 212-716-1100
Sep 13, 6-8

Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Sep 21 - Sep 22, 8pm
$20

John Jasperse Projects
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Sep 24 - Sep 28, 7:30pm
Start at $10

Underground Comedy (The Vintage Lounge)
Gregg’s Gift comedy night 2018
Sep 25 8pm
$12

Autumn Equinox: Collective Visions in Abstraction and Figuration
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Sep 27 6-8pm
Free

Leon Vynehall: Nothing is Still
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Sep 27 - Sep 29, 8pm
$20

A.I.M
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Sep 29 - Oct 01, 8pm
Start at $10

The 16th Annual New York Burlesque Festival
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 30 7:30pm
$30-$55

Glass Tiger
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 01 7:30pm
$27.50-$65

Gotham Comedy Live All-Stars
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 01 10pm
$22

Future Figures
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 02 1-4pm
Free

Soul Queens of the 90's
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 05 8pm
$15-$25

Ganesh Chaturthi
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 05 7-8:30pm
$19

Cabaret Cinema: The Dead Zone
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 07 9:30-11:20pm
$14

The Soft Parade: A Tribute to The Doors
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 07 8pm
$20-$35

Gregg’s Gift comedy night 2018
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 12 7pm
Start at $75

Sing from the Heart!
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 14 7-8:30pm
$25

Trajal Harrell: Caen Amour
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Sep 18 - Sep 19, 7pm; 9pm
$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.

You Are Here has a fully functional mobile site, so if you're out and about in Chelsea, all you need to do is pull out your phone and check the site to find the details you need.

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.

Plus, You Are Here's handy 8" x 3.5" size makes it easy for readers to carry with them and refer to while they're on the go.

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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