Get ready to explore New York's rich gallery offerings! Only New York has hundreds of galleries to explore across Chelsea. I'll take you on an intimate guided tour and discussion of 8 - 10 galleries, giving you a broad taste of the city's gallery offerings, insight into the history and current context of the neighborhood, background on artists and galleries, and engaging conversations on the city's arts communities and spaces.
Hi! I'm Marian, an internationally-practicing independent curator and arts educator based here in NYC. I have been working in museums, galleries, and art fairs for 10+ years, and have been giving guided tours of museums and galleries throughout that time. I have worked curatorially with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Royal Academy, and the Courtauld Gallery, among others. I bring a unique perspective to exploring the city's vast gallery scene, as I know the behind the scenes of the New York art world. I provide set tours of key galleries in Chelsea, The Lower East Side, and Brooklyn, or I can provide bespoke experiences based on individual travellers' interests.
Depending on the specific exhibitions on view, we will visit a range of small scale to large, blue-chip galleries, from large galleries like David Zwirner and Gagosian to smaller, experimental spaces like Greene Naftali and P.P.O.W. As the neighborhood is densely packed with galleries and exhibition spaces (some buildings are home to over 20 galleries!), it can be overwhelming for new visitors and local expertise is invaluable.
Curator-led tour of Chelsea Galleries