Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this November?

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. Helen Lundeberg: Classic Attitude, Nov 03-Dec 17
    Cristin Tierney Gallery — 540 W. 28th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-594-0550
  • 2. Ricardo Mazal. Violet, Nov 17-Dec 31
    Sundaram Tagore Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-677-4520
  • 3. Roni Sherman Ramos. Earthly Realm, Nov 01-Nov 26
    Atlantic Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tue-Sat: 12-6; Thu: 12-8 P: 212-219-3183
  • 4. Spencer Finch. My business is circumference, Oct 14-Nov 26
    James Cohan — 533 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-714-9500
  • 5. Joan Mitchell: Drawing into Painting, Oct 27-Dec 23
    Cheim & Read — 547 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-242-7727
  • 6. Diana Copperwhite: Depend on the Morning Sun, Oct 27-Dec 17
    Thomas Jaeckel Gallery (532 Gallery) — 532 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 12:30-5:30 P: 917-701-3338
  • 7. Mark Rothko. Dark Palette, Nov 04-Jan 07
    Pace Gallery — 510 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-255-4044
  • 8. Matthew Brandt. River and Sky, Nov 03-Jan 21
    Yossi Milo Gallery — 245 10th Avenue
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-414-0370
  • 9. Dashiell Manley: Whatever, a vibrant holiday, Oct 27-Dec 17
    Marianne Boesky Gallery — 509 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-680-9889
  • 10. Andrea Grützner. Erbgericht/Guesthouse, Oct 29-Dec 23
    Julie Saul Gallery — 535 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Fri: 10-6; Sat: 11-6 P: 212-627-2410
  • 11. Andy Harper. Sol, Nov 18-Dec 23
    Danese/Corey — 511 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-223-2227
  • 12. Terry Winters, Nov 05-Dec 23
    Matthew Marks Gallery — 522 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-243-0200

Receptions

Events

Philip Guston. Laughter in the Dark, Drawings from 1971 & 1975
Hauser & Wirth
548 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-790-3900
Nov 01, 6-8

Augustus Sherman: Aliens or Americans?
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-966-3978
Nov 03, 6-8

Roni Sherman Ramos. Earthly Realm
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-219-3183
Nov 03, 5-8

Tony Scherman. Difficult Woman
Winston Wachter Fine Art
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-255-2718
Nov 03, 6-8

Matthew Brandt. River and Sky
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 10th Avenue
P. 212-414-0370
Nov 03, 6-8

Irene Christensen. Tango
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-219-3183
Nov 03, 5-8

Helen Lundeberg: Classic Attitude
Cristin Tierney Gallery
540 W. 28th Street
P. 212-594-0550
Nov 03, 6-8

Nan Goldin. Blood on My Hands
Matthew Marks Gallery
523 W. 24th Street
P. 212-243-0200
Nov 04, 6-8

Terry Winters
Matthew Marks Gallery
522 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-243-0200
Nov 04, 6-8

Mark Rothko. Dark Palette
Pace Gallery
510 W. 25th Street
P. 212-255-4044
Nov 04, 6-8

Richard Renaldi. Manhattan Sunday
Benrubi Gallery
521 W. 26th Street
P. 212-888-6007
Nov 05, 9

Carol Bove. Polka Dots
David Zwirner
525 W. 19th Street
P. 212-727-2070
Nov 05, 6-8

Byung Hoon Choi: Water Meditation
Friedman Benda
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-239-8700
Nov 09, 6-8

Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Nov 10, 6-8

Divergent Realities
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Nov 10, 6-8

Ricardo Mazal. Violet
Sundaram Tagore Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-677-4520
Nov 17, 6-8

Andy Harper. Sol
Danese/Corey
511 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-223-2227
Nov 17, 6-8

GusGus
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Nov 02 8pm
Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of show

M. Lamar: The Demon Rising
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Nov 05 8pm
$15

PRETTY BALL
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Nov 06 6-10pm
$10 PRESALE; $15 DOOR

Broadway Classics Jazz & Blues
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Nov 06 12:30pm
$22 - $30

SAMEER GUPTA + MICHAEL GAM. SPIRAL MUSIC
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 09 6-9pm
Free

Kate Weare Company
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Nov 09 - Nov 13, Wed: 7:30pm; Thu-Sat: 8pm; Sun: 2pm
Start at $10

Agora Gallery Reception
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Nov 10 6-8pm
Free

LOST HORIZON. CABARET CINEMA
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 11 9:30-11:30pm
$10

CHASING CONSCIOUSNESS. FREE CONVERSATIONS
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 11 5-6pm
Free

The Kitchen Benefit Art Auction 2016
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Nov 14 8pm
$150

PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Nov 15 7pm
Free

Dorrance Dance with Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Nov 15 - Nov 19, Tue-Wed: 7:30pm; Thu-Fri: 8pm; Sat: 2pm; Sat: 8pm
Start at $10

GILLIAN WALSH
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Nov 16 - Nov 19, 8pm
$15/$20

Matt Mullican: That Person and That World
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Nov 18 - Nov 19, 8pm
$15 for a single performance; $25 for both

Liquid Courage
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Nov 18 11:59pm
Free

MALA WORKSHOP WITH SATYA JEWELRY
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Nov 19 1-4pm
$108

A Beautiful Celebration of Jazz Brunch
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Nov 20 12:30pm
$22 - $30

WHIPLASH
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Nov 21 11pm
Free

Douglas Crimp: Before Pictures
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Nov 21 7pm
Free

Joe Lynn Turner of Rainbow and Deep Purple
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Nov 26 7:30pm
$20 - $85

The Lucinda Childs Dance Company
The Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Nov 29 - Dec 11, Tue-Wed: 7:30pm; Thu-Fri: 8pm; Sat: 2pm; Sat: 8pm
Start 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.

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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