Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this July?

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. Elias Sime: Noiseless, Apr 27-Jul 12
    James Cohan Gallery — 533 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212.714.9500
  • 2. Timothy Curtis: Things To Remember, Jun 20-Jul 26
    Albertz Benda — 515 W. 26th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: (212) 244-2579
  • 3. Regina Silveira: Unrealized / Não feito, Jun 06-Jul 12
    Alexander Gray Associates — 510 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-5 P: +1 212 399 2636
  • 4. Mid-Summer Night's Dream , Jun 21-Aug 21
    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery — 531 W. 25th Street
    Mon-Fri: 11-5 P: +1 (212) 255-9050
  • 5. Lien Truong: In The Shadow Of A Vessel, Jun 06-Jul 02
    532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel — 532 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 12-5 P: +1.917.701.3338
  • 6. Abstract, Representational, and so forth, Jun 20-Jul 26
    Gladstone Gallery — 515 W. 24th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212-206-9300
  • 7. Anonymous Vernacular: Jose Parla, Apr 25-Jul 26
    Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery — 505 W. 24th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212 243 8830
  • 8. Suzanne Caporael, May 30-Jul 06
    Miles McEnery Gallery — 525 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 (212) 445-0051
  • 9. The Unusual Suspects: A View of Abstraction, Jun 13-Aug 09
    DC Moore Gallery — 535 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: 212 247 2111
  • 10. Valentin Carron: Sing Loud And Walk Fast, May 31-Jul 12
    303 Gallery — 555 W. 21st Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-5, Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: (212) 255-1121
  • 11. Joan Mitchell: I carry my landscapes around with me, May 03-Jul 12
    David Zwirner — 537 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 517 8677
  • 12. Insalata Mista, Jul 09-Aug 03
    Kim Foster Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 229-004

Receptions

Events

Elias Sime: Noiseless
James Cohan Gallery
533 W. 26th Street
P. 212.714.9500
Apr 27, 6-8

Joan Mitchell: I carry my landscapes around with me
David Zwirner
537 W. 20th Street
P. +1 212 517 8677
May 03, 6-8

Reynaldo Kuhler
Ricco/Maresca
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212.627.4819
May 09, 6-8

Brave New World
Jack Shainman Gallery
524 W. 24th Street
P. +1 212 337 3372
May 16, 6-8

Leanardo Drew
Galerie Lelong & Co.
528 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212.315.0470
May 16, 6-8

Ann Shostrom: The Rising
Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212 463 9666
May 18, 3-6

Suzanne Caporael
Miles McEnery Gallery
525 W. 22nd Street
P. +1 (212) 445-0051
May 30, 5:30-7:30 pm

Suspended States: Nieves Saah & Jacqueline Shatz
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. 212-564-8405
Jun 06, 6-8

"Fire & Water" Michael Boroniec, Jae Yong Kim, Dylan Martinez
Lyons Wier Gallery
542 W. 24th Street
P. +1.212.242.6220
Jun 08, 4-6

The Unusual Suspects: A View of Abstraction
DC Moore Gallery
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212 247 2111
Jun 13, 6-8

Midsummer Salon: The Federation of Modern Painters & Sculptors
Bowery Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 646-230-6655
Jun 20, 5-8

Out of the Closet
Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc.
529 W. 20th Street
P. +12126477030
Jun 20, 6-8

Joseph Burwell
Miyako Yoshinaga
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212 268 7132
Jun 20, 6-8

Mid-Summer Night's Dream
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
531 W. 25th Street
P. +1 (212) 255-9050
Jun 22,

New York: The New Art Scene
Mathew Marks Gallery
522 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-243-0200
Jun 26, 6-8

Abby Modell
George Billis Gallery
521 W. 26th Street
P. 212 645 2621
Jun 27, 6-8

Storytelling
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. (212) 219 3183
Jun 27, 5:30-8:00 pm

Zack Seckler | Above
ClampArt
247 W. 29th Street
P. +1 646.230.0020
Jun 27, 6-8

A Body Of Work
Jane Lombard Gallery
518 W. 19th Street
P. 212.967.8040
Jul 10, 6-8

Reflection of Dreams
C24 Gallery
560 W. 24th Street
P. +1 (646) 416 6300
Jul 11, 6-8

Collective Exhibition
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. (+1)212-226-4151
Jul 25, 6-8

2019 Aperture Summer Open: Delirious Cities
Aperture Foundation
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212.505.5555
Jul 25, 7-8:30

Savion Glover
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jul 02 - Jul 07, 7:30 pm
Starts at $51

Talk to Me Thursday - Cuff Or Curve
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Jul 04 10 pm
$20

Highline Fridays @Chelsea Music Hall
Chelsea Music Hall 407 West 15th Street
Jul 05 10 pm
$20

K2 Friday Night Tour
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jul 05 7 pm
Free

Verbal Description and Sensory Tour
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jul 08 12 pm
Free

The Bournonville Legacy
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jul 09 - Jul 14, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

A Night With Runtown
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Jul 09 7 pm
$22

The Gotham All-Stars!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jul 09 7 pm
$17

Art21 screening with Jacolby Satterwhite
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jul 10 7 pm
Free

NYC - "Murdered By The Mob"
Murdered by the Mob 141 W. 38th Street
Jul 13 7 pm
Starts at $115

Joe List
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jul 13 10 pm
Starts at $28

Maria Kochetkova: Catch Her If You Can
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jul 16 - Jul 21, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Mindful Connections
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Jul 19 2 pm
Free

Jessica Kirson
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jul 20 8 pm
Starts at $28

Visa On Arrival
Chelsea Musical Hall 407 W. 15th Street
Jul 20 10 pm
$11

Freddie Falls in Love
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
Jul 23 - Aug 04, 7:30 pm
$26

Collective Exhibition
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Jul 25 6 pm
Free

SPANK
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Jul 29 6 pm
$7

...XYZ JAM
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Jul 30 6 pm
Free

Improv Nerds
UCBT Hell's Kitchen 555 W. 42nd Street
Jul 30 10:30 pm
$7

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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