Check out these amazing New York galleries this winter
New York City has long been a haven for the arts, with some of the world’s most famous museums calling the city home. However, for those who don’t want to brave weekend crowds at The Met or MoMA, there’s still a wealth of art to discover in the city’s incredible galleries.
From Chelsea to Bushwick, these galleries host art from some of the world’s most impressive visual, installation, and performance artists, providing a unique cultural experience you’ll be eager to come back for time and time again. Whether you’re a New York native or are just visiting for the weekend, here’s where to head:
Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, this famed Chelsea gallery is, without a doubt, one of the world’s most famous galleries, and with good reason. Artists from around the globe are eager to show off their work here, and this winter, guests can enjoy the gallery’s retrospective, including pieces from Alice Neel, Donald Judd, Marlene Dumas, and Jeff Koons.
Bushwick, Brooklyn has transformed from a neighborhood in need of some TLC into an art-lover’s dream destination over the past decade. This winter, stop in for Mike Kelley’s Singles Mixer, up through the end of January.
Gagosian Gallery | 555 West 24th Street
Gagosian is one of the few galleries popular enough to merit multiple outposts in Manhattan alone, with others in San Francisco, London, Paris, Rome, and Hong Kong. Its Chelsea location on 24th Street is among its most impressive, with upcoming exhibits from Tom Wesselmann, and artists ranging from Picasso to Man Ray exhibited by the gallery in the past.
Art in General | 145 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn
This DUMBO gallery isn’t afraid to take risks, with innovative exhibits and programming alike. This winter, stop in to see this Brooklyn gallery’s Zach Blas show, Contra-Internet, curated by Laurel Ptak.
If you’re stopping into Gagosian Gallery, make sure to make a pit stop at nearby Matthew Marks Gallery, too. This winter, this famed gallery is hosting exhibits from Martin Barré, Thomas Demand, and Robert Gober, while everyone from Jasper Johns to Trisha Donnelly has had work shown here in the past.
Just because the temperatures are frigid doesn’t mean you can’t spend your winter enjoying yourself in New York. Galleries provide the ideal respite from the snow and the cold, offering a truly unique cultural experience the moment you step in the door. Whether you’re wild about sculpture or just can’t get enough of contemporary photography, a trip to one of these galleries is sure to leave you feeling i