Chelsea Art Gallery Tours
This main gallery district in NYC is constantly changing. Not only are the Chelsea gallery exhibitions changing every 4-6 weeks, the gallery businesses themselves are often relocating within the Chelsea art district and stretching those boundaries to the north and inland to the east. Among the countless choices, Art Smart will guide you to the most popular, respected, and relevant galleries while selecting options according to your tastes.
What to Expect
We can visit about 8-10 galleries during your guided two-hour art tour, or explore longer and more if you prefer. We put the gallery and works in context in a manner that invites discovery and discussion. Along the way, you’ll get an overview of the Chelsea gallery scene. As we do not offer public group tours, all of our excursions are private. Your tour will be led by a qualified art historian with a background in modern and contemporary art and experience in the field.
During the customization process, you can let us know your preference in:
- media (painting, sculpture, photography etc.)
- preferred periods (of the moment contemporary, more mid-century modern, or something more traditional)
- tendency towards emerging talents or internationally acclaimed artists
For those interested in purchasing works of art, we can arrange for a behind-the-scenes viewing of the Chelsea galleries’ larger holdings.
Customize Your Chelsea Art Gallery Tours
Chelsea Art Galleries: The Biggest and the Best
For those who want to see only the most well-known galleries and spaces that are so grand they compete with major museum exhibitions. Gagosian, David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth and Matthew Marks immediately come mind, yet we always include some surprises.
Chelsea Galleries: Art Right Now: Contemporary Art
This tour selects the up-and-coming artist exhibitions that are edgy and of-the-moment with a few stops to learn about the graffiti art around the neighborhood.