The big-picture Chelsea art tour

Chelsea, New York City

The big-picture Chelsea art tour

Get ready for mind-blowing visuals and ‘hmm’-eliciting concepts as top curator Natasha Schlesinger opens your eyes to the galleries of New York’s edgiest corner.

Since the late Eighties, the city’s Chelsea neighbourhood has been the beating heart of the art scene, with hundreds of galleries to hop between (including big-shot spaces such as the Gagosian and David Zwirner). All-round art authority Natasha pulls out the area’s finer points to plot a course through its most eye-opening shows.

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Natasha Schlesinger

Your insider

Natasha Schlesinger

Multi-faceted curator

Founder of ArtMuse – a flourishing consulting and advisory service to help both collectors and artists – Natasha’s seen the art world from all sides: working in London and New York galleries, specialising in European furniture and decorative arts at Christie’s NYC, and lecturing, teaching and giving talks at venerable institutions (Sotheby’s, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the New School). She’s a proven talent in curating, behind three successful exhibitions at the Surrey Hotel, a multimedia show at Winston Wachter Fine Art and annual curation for the Baryshnikov Arts Center benefit. Further cementing her punditry, she holds a Future Leaders of the Art World award and launched the Discover Galleries app.

Stuff of substance: by paint, stone, collage and other art matters, get a crash course in Chelsea’s gallery scene

2 hours
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 14:00 and 16:00
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Where you'll go
This tour’s dictated by what’s showing when you visit, so it’s fresh every time. If you’ve a penchant for boundary-pushing photography, the immersive and experiential, bodies of outsider-art work, abstraction, sculpture, portraiture – anything and everything goes on show here – let Natasha know pre-tour. Past experiences have covered mod-cyanotypes, avant-garde clay works, socially aware relief sculptures and colourful collages – you’ll certainly feel the tingle of NYC’s creative energy along the way.
What you'll see
Natasha has a diverse eye: you’ll see artists of varying nationalities and stages of their careers, with a focus on work with social, environmental or political commentary – it’s usually quite emotive stuff. As a masterful curator, Natasha can provide unique insight into how shows are conceived, how to hang a painting, work alongside the artist and much more (deep dives into art’s past, economics, intent and the like). This is also a chance to see Chelsea’s undersung spots and get a bit of a history lesson, including the ‘hood’s Theatreland turn and past vices.
Experience location
You will be meeting Natasha at a landmark along 10th; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.