With its roll of artists past and present including Bill Jensen, Louise Bourgeois, Jannis Kounellis, Jenny Holzer and Tal R, Cheim & Read showcases everything from giant canvases to bombastic sculptures. If the timing is right, you might catch William Eggleston's evocative photographs hanging on the wall.

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1. Pace Gallery

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With seven galleries across the world – including this eight-story Chelsea flagship – and decades of experience showing the work of such artists as Willem…

2. Gagosian

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International works dot the walls at the Gagosian. The ever-revolving exhibits feature the work of greats such as Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel…

3. Andrea Rosen Gallery

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Oversized installations are the norm at this spacious gallery, where curators fill every inch of space (and the annex, Gallery 2, next door) in…

4. Paula Cooper Gallery

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An icon of the art world, Paula was one of the first to move from SoHo to Chelsea in 1996 (she was also one of SoHo's pioneers, opening the first gallery…

5. Gladstone Gallery

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Curator Barbara Gladstone has learned a thing or two after three decades in the Manhattan art world. Expect talked-about, well-critiqued exhibitions from…

6. Matthew Marks Gallery

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Founded in 1991, this gallery exhibits the work of American and European artists making use of many different media, from painting to printmaking to…

7. David Zwirner

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David Zwirner operates several galleries around Chelsea, including this five-story, sustainability-certified building with 30,000 sq ft of exhibition…

8. General Theological Seminary

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Founded in 1817, this is the oldest sem­inary of the Episcopal Church in America. The school, which sits in the midst of the beautiful Chelsea historic…