Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this May?

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. Uncontrollable, Apr 25-May 22
    Carter Burden Gallery — 548 W. 28th Street
    Tues-Fri: 11-5, Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 564-8405
  • 2. Shape of Color: The Paintings of Roni Sherman Ramos, Apr 23-May 11
    Atlantic Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6, Thurs: 12-8 P: (212) 219 3183
  • 3. Count of Three, Apr 18-May 24
    Alexander Gray Associates — 510 W. 26th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 212 399 2636
  • 4. La Dolce Vita , Mar 22-May 01
    Amsterdam Whitney Gallery — 531 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-5 P: +1 (212) 255-9050
  • 5. Diana Copperwhite: The Clock Struck Between Time , Apr 30-Jun 01
    532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel — 532 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Fri: 11-6, Sat: 12-5 P: +1.917.701.3338
  • 6. In and Out of the Garden, May 11-May 31
    Agora Gallery — 530 W. 25th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: +1-212-226-4151
  • 7. José Parlá's: Anonymous Vernacular, Apr 25-Jun 29
    Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery — 505 W. 24th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: (212) 243-8830
  • 8. Shane Walsh's Painted Collages at Asya Geisberg Gallery, Apr 04-May 10
    Asya Geisberg Gallery — 537B W. 23rd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-1 P: 212 - 675 - 7525
  • 9. Living Large: Big Paintings From The Allan Stone Collection, Apr 04-May 11
    Allan Stone Projects — 535 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-5 P: tel:212.987.4997
  • 10. Alicja Kwade, Apr 12-May 18
    303 Gallery — 555 W. 21st Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: (212) 255-1121
  • 11. Dusty Boynton: Close Encounters, Apr 11-May 11
    Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc. — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-647-7030
  • 12. David Driskell: Resonance, Paintings 1965 - 2002, Apr 25-Jun 15
    David Zwirner — 525 W. 19th Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: tel:+1 212 727 2070

Receptions

Events

Elisa D'Arrigo
Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-463-9666
Mar 30, 3-6

Gail Albert Halaban: Italian Views
Aperture Foundation
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212.505.5555
Apr 11, 6-8

Living Large: Big Paintings From The Allan Stone Collection
Allan Stone Projects
535 W. 22nd Street
P. tel:212.987.4997
Apr 11, 6-8

Susan Goldsmith: Abiding Beauty
Gallery Henoch
555 W. 25th Street
P. 917.305.0003
Apr 18, 6-8

Count of Three
Alexander Gray Associates
510 W. 26th Street
P. +1 212 399 2636
Apr 18, 6-8

John Sonsini
Miles McEnery Gallery
525 W. 22nd Street
P. +1 (212) 445-0051
Apr 18, 6-8

David Driskell: Resonance, Paintings 1965 - 2002
David Zwirner
525 W. 19th Street
P. tel:+1 212 727 2070
Apr 25, 6-8

Shape of Color: The Paintings of Roni Sherman Ramos
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. (212) 219 3183
Apr 25, 8:30

Uncontrollable
Carter Burden Gallery
548 W. 28th Street
P. (212) 564-8405
Apr 25, 6-8

Christina de Miguel: New Paintings
Fredericks & Freiser Gallery
536 W. 24th Street
P. 212 633 6555
Apr 25, 6-8

Jeff Wall
Gagosian
522 W. 21st Street
P. +1 212 741 1717
Apr 30, 6-8

Diana Copperwhite: The Clock Struck Between Time
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel
532 W. 25th Street
P. +1.917.701.3338
Apr 30, 6-8

Ron Nagle: Getting To No
Mathew Marks Gallery
522 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-243-0200
May 01, 6-8

Ecotone
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 10th Avenue
P. 212-414-0370
May 02, 6-8

Derek Buckner
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212.645.2621
May 02, 6-8

Rock, Paper, Scissors
C24 Gallery
560 W. 24th Street
P. +1 (646) 416 6300
May 09, 6-8

In and Out of the Garden
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. +1-212-226-4151
May 16, 6-8

Claudette Schreuders: In the Bedroom
Jack Shainman Gallery
513 W. 20th Street
P. +1 212 337 3372
May 16, 6-8

The Gotham All-Stars!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 01 9:30 pm
$17

Homo Comicus
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 01 7:30 pm
$20

The Gotham All-Stars Live Taping Hosted by Yannis Pappas
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 02 10 pm
$17

Samuel J. Comroe
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 02 7 pm
$28

Australian Dance Theatre
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
May 03 - May 06, 8 pm
Starts at $10

Bottles of Laughs
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 03 7 pm
$15

Comedy Juice
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 03 9 pm
$22

Glass Half Full Comedy: Up Beat Comedy for Down Beat Times
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 04 10:45 pm
$15

American Comedy Institute Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 04 5 pm
$12

The Gotham All-Stars!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 04 11:45 pm
$22

Gotham's New Talent Showcase
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 05 6 pm
$14

The Virzi Effect Live Podcast Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 06 8 pm
$15

Underground Comedy
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 07 8 pm
$12

Comedy Juice w/ Jared Freid
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 07 9:30 pm
$17

All Things Comedy
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 08 7 pm
$20

Bonnie McFarlane's World's Best Comedy Show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 08 8 pm
$12

The Australian Ballet
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
May 09 - May 12, 8 pm
Starts at $10

Finesse Mitchelle
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 10 8 pm
$28

Johnny Brennan Creator of The Jerky Boys on Family Guy
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 11 5:30 pm
$25

Parsons Dance
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
May 14 - May 26, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

Funny for Fido
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 15 7 pm
$50

Comedy Juice w/ Netflix's Todd Barry & More!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 16 7 pm
$17

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
May 16 6 pm
Free

Comedians on the Loose
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
May 17 7 pm
$15

Limón Dance Company
The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue
May 29 - Jun 02, 7:30 pm
Starts at $10

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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