Merrily will confirm and send a unique meeting location in the week prior to the tour. Gallery tours usually meet in a lobby or gallery.
There are often ‘moments’ when you might see quite a bit of photography, for example; then the next month, it could be painting or something else quite different! Whatever is trending, Merrily will tailor the itinerary to include a variety of shows in different media. If you’re booking a private tour, please email Merrily if you have particular preferences.
Most tours are two-hours long. Custom private tours of one and a half hour tours are also available.
In most cases, yes, without flash.
If you’re bringing a group to Chelsea, please email Merrily for restaurant suggestions. Otherwise, there are several options for lunch, dinner and drinks around 10th Avenue between 24th and 17th Streets. But please note – galleries do not allow food and drinks.
The gallery neighborhoods are notoriously short on restrooms and galleries don’t have the facilities to accommodate the public. There are public facilities on the High Line at 16th Street, in the Chelsea Market and Chelsea Piers in Chelsea.
Older kids get inspired by great art! On the other hand, very young ones can get inspired by the great acoustics in high-ceilinged galleries… : ) Generally speaking, the galleries are great for school-aged kids and teens. You might also consider a private tour, on which Merrily can pitch the conversation to the right age range and we can move at a pace that works for you.
Galleries change their shows approximately every six weeks. After about a month and a half, the itinerary will be entirely new. See you again soon!
if you have questions please call 877-839-4926 or email using the form below