In the Neighborhood

Make the most of your trip to Capsule Auctions

Our Auction Gallery is located on West 26th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) in the West Chelsea Building, looking over the High Line in the heart of Chelsea’s Art District .

Whether you're visiting us for a viewing of an upcoming auction, or picking up something you've won, take advantage of our central Chelsea location and make the most of your trip!


Must-See Exhibitions

Discover captivating exhibitions happening now at nearby galleries and museums.

Bacon and Freud: Conversations

Marlborough
courtesy Marlborough New York

courtesy Marlborough New York

Dorothy Dehner: A Retrospective

Berry Campbell Gallery
courtesy Berry Campbell Gallery

courtesy Berry Campbell Gallery

Adrienne Elise Tarver: Where the Waters Go

Dinner Gallery
courtesy Dinner Gallery 

courtesy Dinner Gallery 



Museums / Institutions

Visit world class museums, each offering a unique perspective with diverse artistic expressions and historical narratives.


  • The Whitney Museum of American Art, perched at the intersection of the High Line and the Meatpacking District, showcases an unparalleled collection of contemporary and modern American art.


  • The Rubin Museum of Art transports visitors to the Himalayas through its mesmerizing displays of Asian art and artifacts.


  • The Hill Art Foundation is a public exhibition and education space that presents rotating exhibitions and ongoing arts education programs.


Galleries

The district's gallery scene transforms Chelsea into an open-air museum, making every visit an exploration of the latest trends and a celebration of the unbridled creativity that defines this vibrant corner of the art world.

  • A contemporary art gallery that represents more than seventy artists and estates. David Zwirner is home to innovative, singular, and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres.

  • A global gallery specializing in modern and contemporary art. Gagosian works with a diverse array of marquee living artists and has prepared and presented unparalleled museum-quality exhibitions of works by historical artists.

  • Pace is a leading international art gallery representing some of the most influential contemporary artists and estates from the past century.


Attractions

Boasting a diverse array of attractions, Chelsea beckons visitors to explore the multifaceted charm that defines this iconic New York City neighborhood.


  • High Line


    An urban oasis elevated above the bustling streets of Chelsea, New York. This former elevated railway track, transformed into a spectacular linear park, weaves through the neighborhood with a lush and contemporary design. Visitors meander through an ever-changing landscape, featuring wildflowers, art installations, and panoramic views of the city skyline.

  • The Shed


    A dynamic and flexible space, The Shed is not just a venue but an architectural marvel designed to adapt to the ever-evolving needs of contemporary art. With a telescoping outer shell that expands and contracts, this versatile structure hosts a diverse range of performances exhibitions, and events. From avant-garde theatrical productions to boundary-pushing installations, The Shed is a hub for innovation and collaboration, fostering the intersection of various artistic disciplines.

  • Little Island


    This unique public park and performance space is located along the Hudson River waterfront in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It features an innovative design with undulating platforms and a variety of plantings, offering a distinctive and scenic experience for visitors. The project was developed as a public space for recreation and cultural events, contributing to the vibrant atmosphere of Chelsea.



Food and Dining

Need a place to grab a bite? Chelsea offers a delectable culinary scene with a diverse array of dining options. From trendy eateries lining the High Line to the eclectic stalls of Chelsea Market, the neighborhood invites food enthusiasts to savor a rich tapestry of flavors, ranging from innovative gourmet cuisine to classic comfort foods.  

  • One of the iconic food destinations in the area is Chelsea Market. Housed in a historic building, this indoor market is a food lover's paradise. Visitors can explore a wide array of vendors selling fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, baked goods, and international fare. It's a great place to sample different flavors and discover unique, locally-made products.

  • Bottino is a delicious option just around the corner from Capsule. Dine in for Italian Cuisine or take-out with Bottino To Go which is located next to the restaurant and offers sandwiches made to order on artisan breads, fresh salads, soups, baked goods and coffees.

  • For a great seafood option visit The Mermaid Inn, an American seafood brasserie, replete with style, hospitality and a menu marked by bold and seasonally inspired cuisine. The Mermaid Inn has been designed to evoke the feeling of being on a mini vacation in a small seaside village. 


Accommodations

If your visiting from further away and need a place to stay overnight check out these famous accommodations.

  • The Hotel Chelsea, more commonly known as the Chelsea Hotel is a legendary icon in the heart of New York City. Long a haven for artists, musicians, and bohemian spirits, this landmark hotel is steeped in history and has hosted some of the most influential figures in the creative world, from Andy Warhol to Bob Dylan.

  • This contemporary and stylish hotel perched above the High Line offers luxurious accommodations and breathtaking views of the surrounding skyline. Known for its avant-garde architecture and trendy atmosphere, The Standard, High Line, has become a cultural hub in itself, attracting a diverse clientele seeking a sophisticated yet relaxed urban retreat.

  • The High Line Hotel stands as a unique gem, seamlessly blending old-world charm with modern luxury. Housed in a transformed 19th-century seminary, this boutique hotel offers a distinctive experience with its elegant architecture, tranquil gardens, and stylish interiors.


Shopping

Need to get some shopping done while you're out? Check out Hudson Yards!

  • Shopping at Hudson Yards offers a luxurious and diverse retail experience, featuring a curated selection of high-end boutiques, flagship stores, and unique artisanal shops. Nestled within a stunning architectural masterpiece, the shopping district caters to a discerning clientele seeking upscale fashion, exclusive brands, and a sophisticated atmosphere, making it a premier destination for indulgent retail therapy in the heart of New York City.