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Chelsea Art Gallery Tour

New York Gallery Tours

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Location Chelsea, 526 W 26th St
Price $300.00 total 
Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes
Group Size Up to 10 ppl
Note: Group size can be changed after booking if needed. See Details.
Recommended For Team Bonding, Relax and De-stress, For Creatives, For Explorers


Event Description: 

With 300 galleries in Chelsea, where do you begin? We find the most innovative art, and lead you on an insightful, entertaining and affordable journey through the contemporary art scene. With over 17 years of experience, thousands of clients, and a director/ guide with a Ph.D. in arts education, we're the city's #1 gallery tour provider!

Event Itinerary: 

  1. We'll begin with a 3-min. orientation near the first gallery, to explain what to expect on the tour, and ground rules such as no touching the art, but take whatever photos you want.
  2. We'll then visit the first gallery, steps away from the meeting place. The director will explain the artwork there, then allow participants to ask questions and give their reactions to the artwork, then the director will facilitate a brief group discussion.
  3. Afterwards we'll walk 1 or 2 blocks to the next gallery.
  4. We'll repeat step 2 in three or four additional galleries, spending 10 - 15 minutes in each gallery.
  5. Finally we'll wrap up the tour for final questions and reactions, and to vote on your favorite exhibit.

What You Will Make / Go Home With: 

Each guest will go home with:

  • Knowledge of 5-6 Chelsea Art galleries & the art within them.

About the Instructor: 

Our founder and director Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D. in arts education, founded New York Gallery Tours in 2002. He was a college professor for 16 years before devoting himself full time to gallery tours. For three years he was also the art critic for the New York Blade.

About the Venue: 

Chelsea is the world's epicenter for contemporary art, with over 300 galleries for us to choose from in a 6-block span.  All of the world's great galleries have a space in Chelsea, either as their world headquarters or as their most important satellite branch.

How to Book

  1. Complete your booking by walking through our simple checkout process.
  2. We'll send you your receipt & confirmation details.
  3. Your event provider will reach out to introduce themselves & send you additional helpful details about your event.
  4. On the day of your event, you'll have a blast!

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellations or Refunds: This provider does not offer a full refund for a cancellation in any case. If you can no longer commit to the event, we will work with the provider to try to secure a portion of your funds back, but in most cases you will not be refunded at all.

Changes Policy:

Flexible: You will be able to make changes to your group size up until 72 hours as long as you meet the provider minimum. You will also have up until this period to make additional accommodations for the event

No instant book dates available

Contact us if you are interested in additional dates for this event.

What others have said about this event

Alec S.
Jill H.
As a third time visitor to NYC this was my first visit to Chelsea. I was very pleased with the tour and the knowledge of our guide Rafael Rosenberg. The tour was planned by a friend and most likely is not something I would have found on my own. The afternoon spent in Chelsea was one of the highlights of my trip. I will most definitely do another tour my next time in New York.
Peggy W.
This was an excellent way to explore and understand the New York commercial art market and to see a very interesting and diverse group of artists. The tour is conducted by a knowledgable and entertaining guide. I would definitely recommend this tour to others visiting or living in New York.
Valeria D.
JoAnne A.
This was great! A fantastic way to get educated about recent Chelsea galleries. No art knowledge needed!
Annie K.
Sarah S.
The tour was awesome. In fact, I’m quite surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Pace and length of the tour were perfect and I loved getting Rafael’s perspective/interpretation on the art. Definitely have a new appreciation for some of this contemporary art. Already thinking of my next tour(s)! Thank you.
jill m.
I thought the tour was great and can not wait to go on another one!
Kristen C.
Tania G.
I really liked, I only wish we had more time in each gallery. I felt like we were rushing the whole tour.
Kimberly P.
Carly H.