49 Geary

Lonely Planet review

Pity the collectors silently nibbling endive in austere Chelsea galleries – at 49 Geary, openings mean unexpected art, goldfish-shaped crackers and outspoken crowds. Four floors of galleries feature standout international and local works including eclectic, eye-popping photography ranging from the 19th to 21st century at Fraenkel Gallery to sculptor Seth Koen's minimalist pieces at Gregory Lind. For quieter contemplation, visit weekdays.