Small-Group Art Gallery Walking Tour in Chelsea

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Small-Group Art Gallery Walking Tour in Chelsea information and booking

from
$71
Duration
3 hours
Departs from
West 20th Street, New York, NY 
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
3pm
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If you’re an art lover, you won’t want to miss this small-group guided tour of some of New York City’s best art galleries. Follow your expert guide through New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, a popular area of Manhattan home to more than 370 art galleries! Learn the history behind how it became a pioneer of the art world and tour several well-known galleries like Metro Pictures and Paula Cooper. Spend your afternoon admiring and critiquing some beautiful artwork and listen as your guide illustrates the strengths and weaknesses behind each gallery from a true artist’s perspective. This small-group tour is limited to only six people, ensuring a personalized experience.

Spend your afternoon visiting some of the best art galleries in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood on this small-group guided walking tour! Follow your expert guide – an artist, curator or art critic – through the Chelsea district of Manhattan as you learn the significance behind every corner.

Rewind to the early 1990s decades to when the art scene was just starting to blossom in the area: Artists were growing fond of Chelsea’s surplus of inexpensive commercial space, drawing them from swanky SoHo to set up galleries at a fraction of the price. Stretching from 13th to 29th streets between 7th and 11th avenues, Chelsea now boasts more than 370 diverse art galleries featuring talented, world-renowned artists. Visit galleries like Metro Pictures and Paula Cooper and spend the afternoon admiring and critiquing beautiful, inspiring and thought-provoking artwork.

After your art gallery tour, enjoy one of the many cafés or restaurants in the area – where some of the artists themselves once sat!

The galleries available for viewing change daily, depending on featured shows and opening hours.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Entrance to galleries

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off