Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this September?

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. Alois Kronschlaeger: New Work, Sep 14-Oct 28
    Cristin Tierney — 540 W. 28th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-594-0550
  • 2. David Allison. The Pennsylvania Project, Sep 05-Sep 23
    Atlantic Gallery — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tue-Sat: 12-6; Thu: 12-8 P: 212-219-3183
  • 3. The Enormity of the Possible, Sep 07-Oct 28
    Paul Kasmin Gallery — 297 10th Avenue
    Mon-Thu: 10-6; Fri: 10-5 P: 212-563-4474
  • 4. Lauren Semivan. Pitch, Jun 22-Sep 09
    Benrubi Gallery — 521 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-888-6007
  • 5. Louise Fishman, Sep 07-Oct 28
    Cheim & Read — 547 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Thu: 10-6; Fri: 10-3 P: 212-242-7727
  • 6. Leslie Wayne. Free Experience, Sep 07-Oct 21
    Jack Shainman Gallery — 524 W. 24th Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212-337-3372
  • 7. Leon Polk Smith, Sep 08-Oct 21
    Lisson Gallery — 504 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-505-6431
  • 8. Franklin Evans. Paintingpainting, Sep 07-Oct 07
    AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE — 525 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-445-0051
  • 9. Mary Corse , Sep 07-Oct 07
    Lehmann Maupin Gallery — 536 W. 22nd Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-6 P: 212-255-2923
  • 10. Eva Rothschild. A Material Enlightenment, Sep 15-Oct 28
    303 Gallery — 555 W. 21st Street
    Mon-Fri: 10-5 P: 212-255-1121
  • 11. Fernanda Fragateiro: a voice (not), Sep 07-Oct 07
    Josée Bienvenu Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-206-7990
  • 12. Suzan Frecon. Recent oil paintings, Sep 14-Oct 21
    David Zwirner — 525 W. 19th Street
    Tue-Sat: 11-6 P: 212-727-2070

Receptions

Events

Janet Fish: Pinwheels and Poppies
DC Moore Gallery
535 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-247-2111
Sep 07, 6-8

David Allison. The Pennsylvania Project
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-219-3183
Sep 07, 5:30-8

The Enormity of the Possible
Paul Kasmin Gallery
297 10th Avenue
P. 212-563-4474
Sep 07, 6-8

Louise Fishman
Cheim & Read
547 W. 25th Street
P. 212-242-7727
Sep 07, 6-8

Leslie Wayne. Free Experience
Jack Shainman Gallery
524 W. 24th Street
P. 212-337-3372
Sep 07, 6-8

Franklin Evans. Paintingpainting
AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE
525 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-445-0051
Sep 07, 6-8

Mary Corse
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
536 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-255-2923
Sep 07, 6-8

Fernanda Fragateiro: a voice (not)
Josée Bienvenu Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-206-7990
Sep 07, 6-8

Mel Kendrick. Woodblock Drawings
David Nolan Gallery
527 W. 29th Street
P. 212-925-6190
Sep 07, 6-8

Louis I. Kahn: Architectural Drawings
David Nolan Gallery
527 W. 29th Street
P. 212-925-6190
Sep 07, 6-8

Breaking with Realism
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Sep 07, 6-8

Herman Leonard: The Rhythm Of Old New York
Robert Mann Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-989-7600
Sep 07, 6-8

Robert Cottingham
AMERINGER | McENERY | YOHE
525 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-445-0051
Sep 07, 6-8

David Barnett
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Sep 07, 6-8

William Tucker: Sculpture and Drawings
DANESE / COREY
511 W. 22nd Street
P. 212-223-2227
Sep 07, 6-8

Thomas Eggerer
Petzel Gallery
456 W. 18th Street
P. 212-680-9467
Sep 08, 6-8

Ruth Asawa
David Zwirner
537 W. 20th Street
P. 212 727 2070
Sep 13, 6-8

Leonard Freed: Six Stories
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-966-3978
Sep 14, 6-8

Lucas Samaras. New York City, No-Name, Re-Do, Seductions
Pace Gallery
510 W. 25th Street
P. 212-255-4044
Sep 14, 6-8

Mikiko Hara. In the Blink of an Eye 1996-2009
Miyako Yoshinaga
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-268-7132
Sep 14, 6-8

Chris Ofili. Paradise Lost
David Zwirner
533 W. 19th Street
P. 212-727-2070
Sep 14, 6-8

Suzan Frecon. Recent oil paintings
David Zwirner
525 W. 19th Street
P. 212-727-2070
Sep 14, 6-8

Alois Kronschlaeger: New Work
Cristin Tierney
540 W. 28th Street
P. 212-594-0550
Sep 14, 6-8

SUGAR & SPICE
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 03 1-4pm
Free

Agora Gallery Reception: Breaking with Realism
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Sep 07 6-8pm
Free

The Gotham All-Stars!
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 07 8pm
$15

The Lady Jam
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Sep 08 11:59pm
Free

THE EXORCIST
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 08 9:30-11:45pm
$10

ASSSSCAT 3000
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Sep 10 9:30pm
Free

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

YANIK JAYARAM
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 13 6-9pm
Free

Liquid Courage
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Sep 15 11:59pm
Free

Lizz Wright
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 15 8pm
$40-$75

Cirque Saturdays
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 16 11pm
$15

Afika Nx
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 20 8pm
$15

MULHOLLAND DRIVE
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 22 9:30-11:55pm
$10

TWIN PEAKS IN THE HIMALAYAS
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 22 8-8:45pm
Free

Paul Kelly
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 23 8pm
$25-$35

Gotham's New Talent Showcase
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 25 9:30pm
$12

Heaven 17
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street
Sep 27 8pm
$30-$55

Bill Bellamy
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 29 8pm
$26

THERE WILL BE BLOOD
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 29 9:30-11:55pm
$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.

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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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