New York’s Top Must-Visit Art Galleries

November 4, 2013 | By More
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 Art Galleries You Shouldn’t Miss Out On In New York

When it comes to New York’s architecture and design, as well as the city’s wealth of culture, you don’t need an art degree to tell you what you like. Visited by millions every year, New York is one of the world’s most spectacular cities, and it is able to offer tourists so much entertainment and attraction mainly because of its alternative social historical landmarks, many of which are a far cry from other iconic cities. If you’re thinking of visiting the big apple this year, then let’s take a look at some of the top art galleries you simply can’t miss out on!

New Museum of Contemporary Art New York

The New Museum of Contemporary Art

This is one of the most famous art museums in the city, and although it can get a little crowded on weekends, there are a number of pieces here that you simply must try and see. From extensive collections to extraordinary exhibitions, the combination of contemporary and modern house is seamless, however each offering their own examples of renowned art. Ever since its opening, the New Museum of Contemporary Art has tried to encourage conversation about all forms of art, from the experimental to modern and historical influences. Furthermore, you’ll be able to find pieces here from Warhol and Van Gogh to Matisse!

David Zwirner

As there are over 400 art venues in Chelsea alone, it can be pretty hard to know where to start when vacationing in New York. Thankfully however, there’s only one you really need to go to in order to get the full artistic experience, and that’s David Zwirner’s gallery. This gallery is very influential when it comes to international contemporary art, and his collection of artists is as diverse as they are masterful. From Neo Raunch to Luc Tuymans, David Zwirner has helped to launch the careers of a number of today’s top players, so be sure to visit his gallery to try and spot the next emerging talent!

Lehmann Maupin Gallery

This is another of New York’s wonderful galleries, and having originally been based in Soho, it moved to Chelsea in 2002 to compete with the other industry heavyweights. Also known for its backing and support for upcoming artists and designers, the Lehmann Maupin Gallery even hosts weekend workshops to try and innovate and energise new forms of underground art movements. The gallery itself is a large but contemporary space, and also features the work of Teresita Fernandez.

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L&M Arts

Although most of the best art galleries are found in Downtown New York, L&M Arts is the Uptown exception, and because it’s a public gallery it’s free to get in! Home to a wonderful collection of great art, from Hirst to Picasso, this cosy townhouse offers a calm and relaxing vibe, and it actually a welcome change from the heavy and industrial gallery spaces that encompass Downtown.

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