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January 5, 2009 8:50 AM   Subscribe

NYC-filter: Taking a friend to art galleries around Chelsea this afternoon. Anything specific that should we not miss?
posted by hermitosis to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

This is almost entirely subjective. Please see:

posted by ezekieldas at 9:01 AM on January 5, 2009

The Whitney, which is unfortunately not in Chelsea, has an excellent show of Eggleston's photographs. Eggleston was the first color photographer to have a show at the MOMA.
posted by xammerboy at 9:04 AM on January 5, 2009

Today is monday, you sure the galleries you plan on visiting are open? Because they might not be.
posted by R. Mutt at 9:17 AM on January 5, 2009

The Whitney is closed Mondays (and Tuesdays) as, sadly, are many Chelsea galleries. Is it possible to wait a day?
posted by The Bellman at 9:18 AM on January 5, 2009

Zaha Hadid has an exhibit in Chelsea going on.
posted by cazoo at 9:19 AM on January 5, 2009

Whoops, my bad. The Hadid exhibit ended already.
posted by cazoo at 9:22 AM on January 5, 2009

The Guggenheim is open on mondays. There is a Catherine Opie exhibit there.
posted by R. Mutt at 9:23 AM on January 5, 2009

Response by poster: Looks like a lot of them are, in fact, closed. A bad day to do this, I think. Thanks for the suggestions!
posted by hermitosis at 9:33 AM on January 5, 2009

The Catherine Opie show at the Gugg is good, just skip the first floor of it and go to the 2nd and 3rd floors. I've seen it twice now.

The DKS list
is what I use to navigate gallery shows. As you can see, not a lot happens on Mondays since that is the traditional closed day for galleries.

The MOMA is also open on Mondays, and the Pipplotti Rist piece is exciting to see, if only to observe how people interact with the giant red donut and weird pillows.
The Marlene Dumas show is also really good if you go (but a little depressing).
posted by rmless at 9:36 AM on January 5, 2009

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