Art in Hell’s Kitchen
It’s no secret that Hell’s Kitchen has grown into a vibrant haven of art and culture. With new luxury rentals like 555TEN rising among the collections of galleries and restaurants, Midtown West’s star continues to rise. The neighborhood’s thriving art Aendless inspiration for decorating their new homes at 555TEN.
Jadite Galleries | 413 West 50th Street
For over 30 years, Jadite has been a mainstay in New York City’s contemporary art scene and a beacon in Hell’s Kitchen. The gallery exhibits work by artists from around the world, spanning a vast array of styles, mediums, and approaches—which makes each visit a singular experience. Currently, Jadite is running a Small is Great exhibition of an eclectic group of artists. Jadite helped build Hell’s Kitchen into what it is today and is primed to continue its own success into the next three decades.
Fountain House Gallery | 702 Ninth Avenue
The Fountain House has been providing NYC residents with a remarkable service since way back in 1948. The organization works with people living with mental illness and, in addition to many other services, teaches them how to foster their talents. The Fountain House Gallery, which features the work of Fountain House members, has been in operation since 2000. Not only are the pieces engaging, visceral, and quite often beautiful, but the mechanism that supports these artists is extraordinary and well worth supporting. In 2014, Fountain House received the distinguished Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize for their dedication to serving the community.
Sean Kelly Gallery | 475 Tenth Avenue
For 20 years and counting, the Sean Kelly Gallery has been a space known for celebrating the avant-garde and the experimental. From the beginning, Marina Abramovic, perhaps the most well-known performance and conceptual artist on the planet, has exhibited her work here, alongside other established figures such as David Claerbout, Joseph Kosuth, Los Carpinteros, and Julião Sarmento. For those with a penchant for the unconventional, Sean Kelly is a must-visit.
Triton Gallery | 630 Ninth Avenue, #808
While the Triton Gallery isn’t an art gallery in a traditional sense, it is, as its website boasts, the “only gallery in the world exclusively dedicated to theatrical art and posters.” Featuring the world’s largest selection of theatrical posters, this place is a treasure trove for theater buffs. If you’re looking for a window card from a short run show that nobody remembers, they’ll have it. If you’re riding the Hamilton wave and looking for art to reflect that, they’ll have something to pique your interest. If you enjoy the theater, go to Triton and simply look around. You won’t be disappointed.
Mud, Sweat & Tears Pottery | 654 Tenth Avenue
For those who prefer a more hands-on approach, right up the block from the Midtown West apartments at 555TEN sits Mud, Sweat & Tears Pottery, a public studio that offers an assortment of classes and events. It’s a charming and rustic space; the materials are top-notch; the teachers are gracious and knowledgeable; and when it’s all said and done, you leave with a handmade piece of pottery. Classes range from beginner to advanced, and you can spend additional time in the studio working on your own projects over the weekend.