Who does not want to go to New York City? It is everyone’s dream to be able to have a fantastic vacation in the city that never sleeps. First stop, go to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the most stunning church in the city. Marvel at the impressive architecture of the gothic church before entering the massive building which can seat 2,200 people. Admire the spectacular ceiling and marvelous twin spires that stand out among other things in the church. The Empire State Building is also a must. You can enjoy the sweeping views of the city from two observation decks that are situated on the 86th and 102nd floors. You can even see five states from the decks, namely Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Finally, what is New York City without its Liberty Statue? Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Hudson River while your boat is taking you to the Liberty Island where Liberty Statue is located. Other than these super awesome attractions, do you know that New York City also boasts various art galleries? Keep on reading to learn about the best art galleries to be visited and allow yourself to enjoy some artsy moments while in the city.
1. Gagosian Gallery
Gagosian Gallery is not only popular in New York, but it is also in other cities around the world, including Athens, Paris, Hong Kong and London. In New York itself, there are three branches. Since you may not be visiting all three, we recommend for you to visit the one in Madison Avenue for its strategic location, close to many major attractions, such as Madison Square Garden and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Drop by this gallery to enjoy the contemporary artwork. Owned and directed by Larry Gagosian himself, the gallery features exhibitions that may change through time. Check out its website to find out what artworks are up for the exhibitions.
Address: 980 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075, USA
Website: Gagosian Gallery
2. David Zwirner
Like Gagosian, David Zwirner is also a contemporary art gallery and can be found in New York, Hong Kong and London. Opened for the first time 25 years ago, the art gallery’s most popular exhibitions are Yayoi Kusama exhibition and Neo Rauch exhibitions. Detailed information can be learned on its website.
Address: 525 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Website: David Zwirner
3. C L E A R I N G
If you are into emerging art, you should visit C L E A R I N G. There are two branches in New York and it is best to visit the one where the first gallery was opened, in Brooklyn. Founded in 2011, the gallery features beautiful artwork by artists including Sebastian Black, Marguerite Humeau and Jean-Marie Appriou. The exhibitions keep changing every two months, so keep checking out its website to stay updated about current exhibitions.
C L E A R I N G
Address: 396 Johnson Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA
Website: C L E A R I N G
4. Gladstone Gallery
Another contemporary art gallery, where you can enjoy viewing some of the most beautiful artwork, is Gladstone Gallery. The gallery represents over 35 notable artists, such as Robert Bechtle, Claudia Comte and Cecilia Edelfalk. From paintings to sculptures and statues, all can be enjoyed inside this gallery.
Address: 515 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011 USA
Website: Gladstone Gallery
5. 47 Canal
If you happen to be in Lower East Side, stop by 47 Canal and let yourself to be immersed into this cutting-edge gallery. This contemporary art gallery is home to more than 20 artists and it’s run by artist Margaret Lee. You may be surprised and impressed by abundant unique and amazing works, which are proof of the many talents this gallery has.
Address: 291 Grand St, New York, NY 10002, USA
Website: 47 Canal
6. Acquavella Galleries
While exploring Madison or Fifth Avenue, make sure that you drop by Acquavella Galleries that will provide you with the most relaxed atmosphere through its tile floors, wooden walls and of course, the art displays. The gallery is renowned for its collection of century art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Surrealism, cubism as well as impressionism and post-impressionism arts can also be enjoyed here.
Address: 18 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
Website: Acquavella Galleries
7. Eden Fine Art Gallery
Situated in the heart of New York City, Eden Fine Art Gallery is not to be missed if you are looking for something that can brighten your day in an instant. Bold colors that are used for the paintings and sculptures are so vivid that they will add more color and beauty to your vacation. Talented artists whose works are displayed here include Alec Monopoly and David Kracov.
Eden Fine Art Gallery
Address: 437 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-7001
Website: Eden Fine Art Gallery
When you find yourself traveling in Stanton or Rivington, the best way to spend the rest of the day is by unwinding at JTT. Please yourself with the collection of contemporary art displays that will blow your mind away.
Address: 191 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002, USA
9. Half Gallery
An excellent hideaway spot when you are on Upper East Side is Half Gallery. This contemporary art gallery features artworks that are brought to you by recently emerging artists. You can never see something dull and boring in Half Gallery. If you are visiting soon, you can enjoy Quotidian, the first solo exhibition of South Korean artist Hiejin Yoo in New York.
Address: 43 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075, USA
Website: Half Gallery
10. Lévy Gorvy
Last but not least, visit Levy Gorvy Gallery in Madison Avenue if you are into contemporary art and post-war art. The masterworks of incredible artists, including Yves Klein and Tsuyoshi Maekawa, are yours to enjoy and admire. Absorb the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere as everyone dives into the magical world of art and forgets about the rest of the world.
Address: 909 Madison Avenue at, E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021, United States
Website: Lévy Gorvy
New York City is beyond compare
There is no destination like New York City on this planet. As soon as you set foot in the city, you just can feel it. So, when in New York, make sure to really make the best of your time. Live and explore.
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