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Atlantic Theater Company - Linda Gross Theater

336 West 20th Street
New York City, NY 10011
212.645.1242
http://www.atlantictheater.org

This Off-Broadway theater has a reputation for debuting great new works. Founded in 1985 by David Mamet and William H. Macy, both of whom act and direct plays there. To date, the Company has produced more than 100 plays.


 

Gagosian Gallery

555 West 24th Street
New York City, NY 10001
212.741.1111
http://www.gagosian.com

Many people credit this gallery as inspiring the birth of the Chelsea art scene. With another location uptown, the downtown gallery is located in a vast warehouse and tends to showcase very large-scale works. There was even an exhibit of Richard Serra's vast steel sculptures a few years ago. Some of the artists whose works have been featured include Warhol, Schnabel, Baselitz and Hirst.


 

Irish Repertory Theater

132 West 22nd Street
New York City, NY 10011
212.727.2737
http://www.irishrep.org

This theater group, bringing Irish and Irish-American works to the stage, occasionally gets some big names to appear in their repertoire. The likes of Ally Sheedy have graced their stage.


 

Joyce Theater

175 Eighth Avenue
New York City, NY 10011
212.242.0800
http://www.joyce.org

One of New York's most renowned dance theaters, The Joyce is a non-profit organization committed to showcasing the best of international dance to audiences of all ages. Check in to see what they have on their roster. From modern to ballet and domestic to International in orientation, you are likely to find something extraordinary on their calendar of events.


 

Matthew Marks Gallery

523 West 24th Street
New York City, NY 10001
212.243.0200
http://www.matthewmarks.com

Another prestigious gallery name in the field of contemporary art, recent shows have included the early drawings of Francis Bacon and a show by photographer Sam Taylor-Wood featuring portraits of well-known, male actors.


 

PaceWildenstein

534 West 25th Street
New York City, NY 10001
212.929.7000
http://www.pacewildenstein.com

This is the downtown gallery for this esteemed name in modern art. The Chelsea space is usually reserved for larger, more contemporary works.


 

Printed Matter

535 West 22nd Street
New York City, NY 10011
212.925.0325
http://printedmatter.org

Part book store, part gallery, the two components often overlap especially when it comes to their exhibit/sale of limited edition handmade artist books. Rather than focusing on paintings or sculptures, the works here are usually books, prints or objects modified by the artists. Hot-shot young artist, Ryan McGinness, recently displayed items for sale here.


 

Sonnabend

536 West 22nd Street
New York City, NY 10011
212.627.1018
http://www.artnet.com/sonnabend.html

Sonnabend tends to show only the bigger names in contemporary art, ranging from photography to paintings. They sometimes showcase original furniture pieces. The space is large enough to accommodate more than one exhibit at one time, which makes a visit here all the more enjoyable.


 

The Chelsea Art Museum

556 West 22nd Street
New York City, NY 10011
212.255.0719
http://chelseaartmuseum.org

This museum is located in the heart of the happening gallery district of Chelsea. Dedicated to modern and contemporary art, they are currently sharing space with the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Always interesting and sometimes provocative, it's definitely worth spending an afternoon.


 

The Rubin Museum of Art

150 West 17th Street
New York City, NY 10011
212.620.5000
http://www.rmanyc.com

One of New York's newest museums, it's located in the former Barney's store on Seventh Avenue. Featuring six full floors of Himalayan art, it features a fine collection of tapestries, sculptures and paintings that date back up to 2,000 years. There are also a few contemporary exhibits, including one featuring the work of Japanese photographer Kenro Izu.

 

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