Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and whether you intend to spend the holiday seated before a candlelit dinner or, Hallmark be damned, cueing up that playlist of ace cat videos, you can’t deny that there’s a certain magic sweeping the city streets. Heart-shaped balloons are piling up in CVS aisles, those chalky candies are being swept off supermarket shelves, and, wouldn’t you know it, New York’s gallery scene is positively alight with must-see openings. While Chelsea has a bevy of solo stunners on offer (as well as one star-studded group show, courtesy 601Artspace), the L.E.S. and Brooklyn have their own fair share of draws, particularly for those that dig conceptual headiness, and, um, Bob Ross. Load up our gallery guide and get out there, folks (and maybe pick up a bouquet while you’re at it).
Confused? Here’s how to use the map:
- The map’s various colors represent different days of the week. For a key, click on the arrow icon next to the map title.
- For example, to see galleries with openings on the weekend only, first click on the arrow icon. If you uncheck every box except Saturday and Sunday, you will only see the galleries with weekend receptions.
- Click on a marker to find out more information! A side bar will appear showing the gallery and exhibition name, as well as other useful tidbits.
- To prevent confusion for galleries in the same building, the marker takes a different shape for every overlapping venue.
Header image courtesy of Lyles & King Gallery