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As one of the art hubs of the U.S., New York City is home to hundreds of galleries. Nowhere are they more prevalent than in Chelsea, which you'll explore on this afternoon walking tour. As you stroll the neighborhood's streets your guide will fill you in on its history and transformation into a contemporary art center. You'll visit popular galleries such as Paula Cooper and Metro Pictures, one of Chelsea's early relocators, as well as view various artworks and learn what to look for through an art critic's eye. 


  • Guided afternoon walking tour of Chelsea art galleries in NYC
  • Visit several well-known art galleries in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, one of the global centers of contemporary art
  • View, admire and critique beautiful artwork
  • Small-group tour with expert guide ensures a more personalized experience
  • Limited to just six people per tour!

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Art Gallery Walking Tour in Chelsea

Buildings in Chelsea, Manhattan

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.

Customer Reviews

Thelma Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. The galleries were quite interesting and no two were alike. My sister, who was with me, recommended the tour to her son and daughter-in-law for their NY trip

Martine Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Loved it!! Our guide was knowledgeable about the many artists we experienced on the tour and was flexible as to what art he showed us. Following this tour I felt like I had expanded my view of modern art. I would recommend it for anyone who has an open mind and wants to experience modern art in NYC.

roger e

4 star rating: Recommended September 2012

we were lucky enough to have our guide to ourselves and had a great time. I especially liked the elevated walking path. Though the art is generally not my favorite, I still learned a lot from our guide and was glad that we did the walking tour.

Richard P

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2015

Tour was good, but guide not as knowledgeable as expected, and she cut the tour short, leaving group alone in last gallery.

Ingrid F

1 star rating: I do not recommend this June 2013

Useless guide

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