Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this February?

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. Remnants: Eve Eisanstadt & Ted Thirlby , Jan 10-Feb 06
    Carter Burden Gallery — 548 W. 28th Street
    Tues-Friday: 11-5; Sat 11-6 P: (212) 564-8405
  • 2. Mary Ann Unger: Fluid Line , Jan 10-Feb 16
    Davidson Gallery — 521 W. 26th Street
    Mon-Sat: 10-6 P: (212) 759-7555
  • 3. Thomas Fougeirol & Carrie Yamaoka: A Crack In Everything, Jan 10-Feb 16
    Albertz Benda — 515 W. 26th Street
    Mon-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-244-2579
  • 4. Surreality , Jan 08-Feb 09
    Crushcuratorial — 526 W. 26th Street
    Wed-Sat: 11-6
  • 5. Valentine's Soiree, Feb 01-Mar 12
    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery — 531 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-5 P: +1 (212) 255-9050
  • 6. Sophie Von Hellermann : Ileden , Jan 08-Feb 02
    Greene Naftali — 508 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: (212) 463-7770
  • 7. Forms of Enclosure: New Prints 2019/Winter , Jan 17-Mar 23
    International Print Center New York — 508 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-989-5090
  • 8. Jose Angel Vincench : The Burden of Words , Jan 24-Feb 23
    532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel — 532 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Fri: 11-6, Sat: 12-5 P: +1.917.701.3338
  • 9. Rodney Graham , Jan 11-Feb 23
    303 Gallery — 555 W. 21st Street
    Tues-Sat:10-6 P: 212-255-1121
  • 10. Judy Pfaff, Feb 07-Mar 09
    Miles McEnery Gallery — 520 W. 21st Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 (212) 445 0051
  • 11. Art from the Boros VI, Dec 20-Feb 02
    Denise Bibro Fine Art — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-647-7030
  • 12. Speaking Power to (Post) Truth, Jan 17-Feb 16
    Jane Lombard Gallery — 518 W. 19th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212.967.8040

Receptions

Events

Ka-Man Tse: 2018 Portfolio Prize Winner
Aperture Foundation
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212.505.5555
Dec 12, 7:-8:30

Josef Albers: Sonic Albers
David Zwirner
537 W. 20th Street
P. +1 212 517 8677
Jan 08, 6-8

Michael Kenna: Rafu
Robert Mann Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. +1 (212) 989-7600
Jan 10,

Davina Semo: All the World
Marlborough Contemporary
545 W. 25th Street
P. +1 (212) 463 8634
Jan 10, 6-8

Joan Semmel: A Necessary Elaboration
Alexander Gray Associates
510 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212 399 2636
Jan 10, 6-8

Remnants: Eve Eisanstadt & Ted Thirlby
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Jan 10, 6-8

Ed Sievers: In My Corner
Robert Mann Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. +1 (212) 989-7600
Jan 10, 6-8

Speaking Power to (Post) Truth
Jane Lombard Gallery
518 W. 19th Street
P. 212.967.8040
Jan 17, 6-8

Forms of Enclosure: New Prints 2019/Winter
International Print Center New York
508 W. 26th Street
P. 212-989-5090
Jan 17, 6-8

Damn! The Defiant
Fredericks & Freiser Gallery
536 W. 24th Street
P. 212 633 6555
Jan 17, 6-8

Belkis Balpinar: Weave-Knot
Ethan Cohen New York
251 W. 19th Street
P. 212-625-1250
Jan 17, 6-8

New York Cool
Bernarducci Gallery
525 W. 25th Street
P. (212)-593-3757
Jan 24, 6-8

David Barnett
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212 645 2621
Jan 24, 6-8

Art of Defiance: Radical Materials
Michael Rosenfeld Art
100 11th Avenue
P. 212.247.0082
Feb 02, 5-7

Thomas Fougeirol & Carrie Yamaoka: A Crack In Everything
Albertz Benda
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-244-2579
Feb 16, 6-8

Lex Brown: Animal Static
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jan 17 - Feb 23, 11-6 pm
Free

Ballet Boyz
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jan 29 - Feb 02, 8 pm
Starts at $46

M.E.A.T Closing Party|Last Dance at Highline Ballroom
Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th Street
Feb 01 11 pm
$99

K2 Friday Night Tour Exhibition Highlights
The Rubin Museum Of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 01 7-7:45 pm
Free

Opening Night Celebration Faith & Empire: Art & Politics In Tibetan Buddhism
The Rubin Museum Of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 01 6 pm - 10 pm
Free

Highlife Saturdays
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Feb 02 11 pm
$20

Glass Half Full Comedy: Up Beat Comedy for Down Beat Times
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 02 10:45 pm
$15

Radiant Rocks Family Sundays
The Rubin Museum Of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 03 1 pm - 4 pm
Free

Senior Monday For Visitors 65 And Older
The Rubin Museum Of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 04 11 am - 5 pm
$10

Senior Writing Workshop
The Rubin Museum Of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 04 2 pm - 4 pm
Free

Camille A. Brown & Dancers
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Feb 05 - Feb 10, 7:30 pm
Starts at $26

The Roots-The Final Highline Ballroom Show
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Feb 05 8 pm
Starts at $40

Lama Aria Drolma Mindfulness Meditation
The Rubin Museum Of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 06 1 pm -1:45 pm
$19

Tenzin Choegyal Musical Performance With Rubin Kodheli
The Rubin Museum Of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 08 7 pm - 8:30 pm
Starts at $20

K2 Lounge Residency DJ David Ellenbogen
The Rubin Museum Of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Feb 08 6 pm -10 pm
Free

Robert Ashley: Improvement (Don Leaves Linda)
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Feb 08 - Feb 17, 8 pm
$25

Aries Spears
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 09 7:30 pm
Starts at $26

Gallim Dance
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Feb 12 - Feb 17, 7:30 pm
$41

The Manhattan: Comedy for the New Yorker in You (The Vintage Lounge)
Gotham Comedy Club 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 16 10:45 pm
$15

Gotham Comedy Live All-Stars
Gotham Comedy Club 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 16 8 pm
Starts at $26

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Feb 19 - Feb 23, 7:30 pm
Starts at $51

Homo Comicus Presents Eman-Elhusseini, Mateo Lane, Sal Lopizzo and Jess Salomon and more!
Gotham Comedy Club 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 20 8 pm
$20

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Feb 21 6 pm - 8 pm
Free

After Hours: Comedy for When You're Off the Clock (The Vintage Lounge)
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 23 10:45 pm
$15

The Gotham All-Stars Live Taping Hosted by Yannis Pappas
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Feb 28 10 pm
$17

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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