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Gallery-Hopping in Chelsea

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West Chelsea is the hottest destination for New York City’s gallery scene—and Saturdays are prime time for touring the area, as many galleries open up for free receptions or special events. While you're in the area, take a stroll along the High Line, an old elevated railway that's been converted into a stunning public space, complete with great views and noteworthy art installations.

Photo: Water tanks on the roof of a Chelsea art gallery. By Victoria Peckham. read more about Gallery-Hopping in Chelsea

Chelsea Lodge

Chelsea Lodge

  • 318 West 20th Street
  • Between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  • tel:+1 212 243 4499 / +1 800 373 1116 (Toll Free)
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  • New York, 10011
Petite Abeille

Petite Abeille

  • 107 West 18th Street
  • (at Sixth Avenue)
  • tel:1 212 604 9350
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  • New York, 10011
Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian Gallery

  • 555 West 24th Street
  • tel:+1 212 741 1111
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  • New York, 10011

Up-and-coming artists dream of showing at this popular gallery, located in an enormous, cathedral-like warehouse space in Chelsea. With a network of galleries--including three in New York, two in London, one in Los Angeles and one in Rome--owner Larry Gagosian can be considered one of the most influential tastemakers in the art world, and this gallery almost rivals museums in the quality of its work. The inaugural exhibit in this Chelsea space in 2000 was a massive steel installation by Richard Serra; that same year, some 100,000 people visited Gagosian's Damien Hirst exhibition--featuring a three-story-high anatomical model--in 12 weeks.


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Gladstone Gallery

Gladstone Gallery

  • 515 West 24th Street
  • (between 10th & 11th Avenue)
  • tel:+1 212 206 9300
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  • New York, 10011
Matthew Marks Gallery

Matthew Marks Gallery

  • 522 West 24th Street
  • tel:+1 212 243 0200
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  • New York, 10011
Mary Boone Gallery

Mary Boone Gallery

  • 541 West 24th Street
  • tel:+1 212 752 2929
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  • New York, 10011
303 Gallery

303 Gallery

  • 547 West 21st Street
  • Between 10th and 11th avenues
  • tel:+1 212 255 1121
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  • New York, 10011
Dia Center for the Arts

Dia Center for the Arts

  • 535 West 22nd Street
  • 4th Floor
  • tel:+1 212 989 5566
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  • New York, 10011
High Line

High Line

When it was built in the 1930s, as part of a massive public improvement program, the High Line elevated train traffic some 30 feet, safely above the streets of Manhattan's West Side. With the growth of interstate trucking, freight traffic decreased; the last train ran on the High Line in 1980. It was threatened with demolition through the late 1990s, when an organization called Friends of the High Line began advocating for its preservation and its conversion into a public space. After a design competition, construction began in 2008, including the installation of pathways, access points, seating, lighting, and planting. In June of 2009, the first section of the High Line (stretching from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 20th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues) opened to the public amid great excitement. Concessions ranging from coffee and bottled water to mozzarella panini and peach-berry lemonade are available along the High Line walkway, as well as landscaped green spaces and chairs for lounging.
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Cookshop

Cookshop

  • 156 10th Avenue
  • At 20th Street
  • tel:1 212 924 4440
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  • New York, 10199
Tia Pol

Tia Pol

  • 205 10th Avenue
  • (between 22nd & 23rd Streets)
  • tel:+1 212 675 8805
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  • New York, 10011
Red Cat (The)

Red Cat (The)

  • 227, 10th Avenue, between 23rd and 24th Streets
  • tel:1 212 242 1122
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  • New York, 10011
Rocking Horse Cafe Mexicano

Rocking Horse Cafe Mexicano

  • 182 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street
  • tel:1 212 463 9511
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  • New York, 10011