Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this January?

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. Andrew Schoultz. Full Circle, Dec 13-Jan 19
    Joshua Liner Gallery — 540 W. 28th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-244-7415
  • 2. Joan Snyder. New Monoprints & other works on paper, Dec 13-Jan 26
    Anders Wahlstedt Fine Art — 548 W. 28th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 917-868-9010
  • 3. Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly. When The Spirits Moved Them, They Moved, Jan 10-Feb 16
    Ryan Lee Gallery — 515 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-397-0742
  • 4. Mary Ann Unger. Fluid Line: 1968-83, Jan 10-Feb 16
    Davidson Gallery — 521 W. 26th Street
    Mon-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-759-7555
  • 5. On Earth and Elsewhere, Jan 04-Jan 24
    Agora Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-226-4151
  • 6. George Baselitz. Devotion, Jan 24-Mar 16
    Gagosian — 555 W. 24th Street
    Mon-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-741-1111
  • 7. The Rest, Jan 12-Feb 16
    Lisson Gallery — 504 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-505-6431
  • 8. Matthew Tom. The Pure Land, Dec 14-Feb 09
    Christine Park Gallery — 515 W. 23rd Street
    Tue-Fri: 11-6 P: 212-206-1213
  • 9. Line To Form, Jan 11-Feb 16
    Danese/Corey — 511 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-223-2227
  • 10. Hans Hofmann., Jan 03-Feb 02
    Miles McEnery Gallery — 520 W. 21st Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-445-0051
  • 11. Rodney Graham., Jan 11-Feb 23
    303 Gallery — 555 W. 21st Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-1121
  • 12. Salvador Dali., Jan 10-Jan 24
    ACA Galleries — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-206-8080

Receptions

Events

Ken Price. Sculpture
Matthew Marks Gallery
523 W. 24th Street
P. 212-243-0200
Nov 03, 5-7

Richard Patterson.
Timothy Taylor Gallery
515 W. 19th Street
P. 212-256-1669
Nov 29, 6-8

Matthew Tom. The Pure Land
Christine Park Gallery
515 W. 23rd Street
P. 212-206-1213
Dec 13, 6-8

On Earth and Elsewhere
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Jan 10, 6-8

Mariam Ghani + Erin Ellen Kelly. When The Spirits Moved Them, They Moved
Ryan Lee Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-397-0742
Jan 10, 6-8

Line To Form
Danese/Corey
511 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-223-2227
Jan 10, 6-8

On Earth and Elsewhere
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Jan 10, 6-8

On Earth and Elsewhere
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Jan 10, 6-8

Alan Shields.
Paula Cooper Gallery
524 W. 26th Street
P. 212-255-1105
Jan 10, 6-8

On Earth and Elsewhere
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Jan 10, 6-8

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

Michael Kenna. Rafu
Robert Mann Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-989-7600
Jan 10, 6-8

Lesley Dill. Sculpture: 1994-2018
Nohra Haime Gallery
500 W. 21st Street
P. 212-888-3550
Jan 17, 6-8

Marc Newson.
Gagosian
522 W. 21st Street
P. 212-741-1717
Jan 17, 6-8

Lisa Ross. I Can't Sleep: Homage to a Uyghur Homeland
Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-268-7132
Jan 17, 6-8

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

David Barnett, Maureen Mullarkey and Ke Sook Lee.
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Jan 24, 6-8

David Barnett, Maureen Mullarkey and Ke Sook Lee.
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Jan 24, 6-8

Ari Marcopoulos.
Fergus McCaffrey Gallery
514 W. 26th Street
P. 212-988-2200
Jan 24, 6-8

The Gotham All-Stars with Gina Brillon, Jon Fisch, Leah Bonnema & more!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 01 7-9
$15

Gotham's New Talent Showcase
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jan 02 8-9
$14

Petronio / Graham Companies
The Joyce Theatre, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 03 - Jan 07, 8-9
$56

BalletX & Raphael Javier
The Joyce Theatre, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 04 - Jan 06, 8-9
$56

On Earth and Elsewhere
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Jan 04 - Jan 24, 11-6
Free

Is This A Room: REALITY WINNER VERBATIM TRANSCRIPTION
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jan 04 - Jan 12, 8-9
$25

Highlife Saturdays
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 05 11-12
$15

Chelsea Nights: A Friday Night Concert Series
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Avenue
Jan 05 7-9
Free

Flor de Toloache + Antonio Sanchez & Migration
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 05 8-9
$20

Voss Event's Drag Brunch
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 06 11:30-12:30
$15

Africa Meets Cuba! feat. Bakithi Kumalo, Tosin Aribisala, Havana Maestros, Jomion & The Uklos, Ebrima Jassey & DJ Henri
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 07 9-10
$20

Malpaso Dance Company
The Joyce Theatre, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 09 - Jan 13, 7:30-8:30
$51

Jessica Kirson: Comedy Central Taping
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 11 7-9
$10

Los Hijos Del Director
The Joyce Theatre, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 15 - Jan 16, 7:30-8:30
$26

Vertical Horizon
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 17 8-9
$23

M.E.A.T. New York | MLK Weekend
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 18 11-12
$99

Compañía Irene Rodríguez
The Joyce Theatre, 175 8th Avenue
Jan 18 - Jan 20, 8-9
$26

Funk Flex Day Party w/ Special Guests DJ Belal, Kris Payne & Krystal Garner
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 19 4-5
$25

Super Diamond - The Neil Diamond Tribute Band
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 25 8-9
$25

Jon B
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Jan 26 7-9
$27.50

Chelsea Nights: A Friday Night Concert Series
Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue
Jun 01 7 pm
Free

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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