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

Jeremy Everett, Held Up By Columns, 2011. Courtesy Andrew Edlin Gallery.
  • 1. Ophir Agassi: One to the Next, Sep 01-Sep 26
    The Painting Center — 547 W. 27th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 343-1060
  • 2. The Pursuit of Aesthetics: Artwork Created During Quarantine, Jun 18-Sep 05
    Morgan Lehman Gallery (A Virtual Exhibition) — 526 W. 26th Street
    P: 212-268-6699
  • 3. Beverly Fishman: I Dream of Sleep, Sep 10-Oct 10
    Miles McEnery Gallery — 525 W. 22nd Street
    Tues-Sat: 10-6 P: +1 (212) 445 0051
  • 4. Tropics: Damned, Orgasmic and Devoted, Sep 10-Oct 24
    Tanya Bonakdar Gallery — 521 W. 21st Street
    Tues-Fri: 11-5 P: 212 414 4144
  • 5. Beatrice Caracciolo Innocenti, Mar 05-Sep 04
    Paula Cooper Gallery — 521 W. 21st Street
    By appointment P: 212.255.1105
  • 6. Suzan Frecon: Oil Paintings, Sep 10-Oct 17
    David Zwirner — 537 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Fri: 10-6 P: +1 212 517 8677
  • 7. Wosene Worke Kosrof: Words Matter, Two, Mar 05-Sep 30
    Skoto Gallery — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tues-Sat: 11-6 P: (212) 352-8058
  • 8. Eric Blum, Sep 17-Oct 21
    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts — 529 W. 20th Street
    By appointment P: +1-212-366-5368
  • 9. Nancy Grossman: A Birthday Celebration!, Sep 08-Sep 19
    Michael Rosenfeld Gallery — 100 Eleventh Avenue
    By appointment P: 212.247.0082

Receptions

Events

Christopher Stott
George Billis Gallery
525 W. 26th Street
P. 212-645-2621
Oct 01, 6-8

Ophir Agassi: One to the Next
The Painting Center
547 W. 27th Street
P. (212) 343-1060
Sep 10, 5-8

Turn a Leaf
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. (+1)212-226-4151
Sep 10, 6-8

Carlo Proietto: Reverie of Fire
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. +1-212-226-4151
Sep 10, 6-8

C.T. McClusky: Circus Surreal
Ricco/Maresca
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212.627.4819
Sep 17, 6-8

REMOTE Grad Show: Patrick McCartney’s 8/10 Remote Level 2 Improv Class
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Sep 04 6 pm
$6.99

Opening Reception: Turn a leaf
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Sep 10 6 pm
Free

Opening Reception: Reverie of Fire: Carlo Proietto
Agora Gallery, 530 W. 25th Street
Sep 10 6 pm
Free

Stories of the Tea-Horse Caravan Road: Himalayan Heritage Online
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 10 5 pm
Free

REMOTE Grad Show: Chris Griggs’ 8/18 Remote Level 3 Improv Class
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Sep 10 7 pm
$6.99

REMOTE Grad Show: Patrick McCartney’s 8/3 How To Solo Show Class
The PIT Loft, 154 29th Street
Sep 12 7 pm
$6.99

(Virtual) Kornfeld & Andrews
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Sep 13 7: 30 pm
$12

The Podcast
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Sep 14 7 pm
$12

The Duo Show via Twitch
Main Stage, 254 W. 29th Street
Sep 17 7 pm
$12

Rubin Museum’s annual Block Party: An Online Community Celebration
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 20 12 pm
Free

Mindful Connections Online
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 24 4 pm
Free

Ismo
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Sep 25 9 pm
Starts at $28

Tracy Cochran: Mindfulness Meditation online
The Ruben Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street
Sep 28 1 pm
$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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