New York

United States

556 West 22nd Street

NY 10011
Phone: + 1 – 212 – 255 0719
Fax: + 1 – 212 – 255 2368

Chelsea Art Museum

Founded in 2002, the Chelsea Art Museum presents important, but relatively unexplored dimensions of 20th and 21st Century art. CAM particularly focuses on artists that have been less exposed in the United States than in their home countries. The shows shall further art education and address important issues such as human rights, environmental preservation and social justice. CAM is the only museum in the vibrant emerging art scene of the Chelsea vicinity. Each of the museum’s exhibitions is supported by a rich series of related cultural events and educational programs. The Museum presents film, performance and frequent artist talks as well as round-tables that seek to foster cross cultural and interdisciplinary debate. At the Chelsea Art Museum, art is shown within a context and the institution also integrates other art forms such as the performing arts into its shows. The Museum runs three parallel exhibition programs. One revolves the museum's permanent collection, a second one features thematic group exhibitions exploring social or art related issues of our time. Finally there is INSIGHT series which feature younger artists which have never enjoyed previous solo exhibitions in a New York museum.

Miotte Foundation
The Chelsea Art Museum is also the Home of the Miotte Foundation, which is dedicated to archiving and conserving the oeuvre of Jean Miotte and providing new scholarship and research on L’Informel. Miotte’s extensive collected works are preserved as a legacy for New York, where he has had a studio in SoHo since 1978.
The art of Informel (or Informal Art) had an important role in the European and American post-war art scene, an... [ Read all ]

 Permanent Collection Highlights (2)

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Permanent Collection

The collection of the Chelsea Art Museum includes many European abstract artists often labeled as Informel, including Corpora, Lakner, Kirkeby, Millares, Miotte, Santomaso, Schumacher, Stöhrer, Thieler, Vedova. The collection also holds American abstract artists Francis, LaNoue, Mitchell, Motherwell, Riopelle; a large body of works by the Affichiste Mimmo Rotella; and works by Jean Arp, Olivier Debré, Jean Fautrier, and Ellen Levy. Sculptors in the collection include Bernar Venet, Pol Bury, Kanter, Jeff Beer, Johannsen and Zadkine. The collection also has an important selection of rare books and works on paper. Growing the collection is an important priority for the Museum.


"The Hungry Eye - The Food Show"
(Through February 24, 2007)

Taking into account the complexity of the globalization of what constitutes a meal, through the continuing controversy about additives, processed food and hormone treated livestock and fertilizers in produce, artists have attempted to interpret and translate these often controversial and life altering events in the treatment and distribution of food in a world society. Dealing with these complex issues with humor and irony, as well as integrating the subject of food as commerce and pleasure into the themes of contemporary art and culture, these artists are commenting on how we view our lives as well as our diets.
Artists in the exhibition include: Jan Albers, Donald Baechler, Jay Batlle, Betty Bee, John Bowman, George Condo, Sharon Core, Renée Cox, Will Cotton, Peter Dayton, Emily Eveleth, Janet Fish , GisMo (Jessica Gispert and Crystal Molinary), Anthony Goicolea, Ilona Granet, Nancy Grimes, Marcia Grostein, Philip Guston, Julia Jacquette, Nina Katchadourian, Gary Komarin, Roy Lichtenstein, Claire Lieberman, Ed Lipski, Mariana Lopez, Ted Mineo, Priscilla Monge, Vik Muniz, Mimi Oka and Doug Fitch, Nicholas Papadakis, Richard Pasquarelli, Robert Pettena, Ana Prvacki, Matthew Ronay, Jonathan Seliger, Pierre Sernet, Laurie Simmons, Sandy Skoglund, Mike Solomon, Adam Stennett, Billy Sullivan, Donald Sultan, Scott Teplin, Wayne Thiebaud, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Andre von Morisse, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, Franz West

"Michael Bevilacqua - Drawing under the Influence"
(Through February 24, 2007)

Michael Bevilacqua’s first exhibition of drawings, grouped under the title, DUI: Fables of the Reconstruction, ...+ [ Read all ]

Previous Exhibitions

" Samahdi: A Contemplation of Space. Curated by Robert C. Morgan, November 9th 2002 to March 15th 2003.

Memoirs of Liberty: 55 artists illustrate the articles of the Declaration of Human Rights, November 9, 2002 to March 15th, 2003.

Glimpses of the Permanent Collection: November 9th, 2002 to March 15th, 2003.

Shots in the Dark: True Crime Photography. Curated by Gail Buckland. November 13th, 2002 to March 15th, 2003.

The Sonic Self: Curated by Jolanta Gora-Wita, March 19th to April 2nd, 2003.

Anxiety: Curated by Manon Slome, April 4th to June 1st, 2003, with Leon Golub, Mona Hatoum, Joshua Neustein.

Jessica Stockholder Prints: Curated by Robert Knafo, April 4th to May 2nd, 2003.

Targetti Light Art Collection: Curated by Amnon Barzel. May 5th to July 15th, 2003.

Jean Miotte: 1950’s-60’s. June 18th to July 31st, 2003.

My End is My Beginning: Curated by Amie Robinson, June 18th to July 31st, 2003.

Manolo Millares: Eastern and Western Grief. Curated by Eva Millaries, September 9th to November 9th, 2003.

Scratch: Curated by Kate Creeden and Tom Neckel, October 16th to November 30th, 2003. With Karim Bendahmane, John Copeland, Jason Lee, Tim Lokiec, Dave Perry, Dustin Yellin.

Pol Bury: Kinetic Sculptures, November 12th 2003 to December 6th, 2004.

From Leningrad to St. Petersburg: 25 Years of Art. Curated by Natalia Kolodzei, December 10th, 2003 to January 10th 2004.

Gerardo Rueda: Madrid-Paris-Madrid, a Retrospective. Curated by Barbara Rose, January 21st to March 14th, 2004.

Presence: Woman in Abstraction. Curated by Aime Robinson, February 5th to March 27th, 2004, with Louise Bourgeois, Jay DeFeo...+ [ Read all ]

Exhibitions (3)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

"Dangerous Beauty"
(January 25 to April 21, 2007)
The exhibition, Dangerous Beauty, investigates and challenges society’s ideal of beauty and the designer body created and supported by mass consumerism. Many of the artists selected capture the anxiety of this beauty -centered society and raise questions on the human impact of living in the glare of images that, without manipulation, may have no human incarnation. The exhibition aims to raise questions about the mass ideology of beauty and explore the connections between beauty and violence, the phobia of aging, issues of self-perception and the element of power inherent in an “ideal.”
Artists in the exhibition include: Nelly Agassi, Beth B, Nicola Constantino, Jacob Dahlgren, Davis and Davis, E V Day, Daniella Dooling, Sylvie Fleury, Margi Geerlinks, Kirsten Geisler, Lauren Greenfield, Micha Klein, Paul Knight
Barbara Kruger, Rachael Lachowitz, Assi Meshulam, Marilyn Minter, Joshua Neustein
Erwin Olaf, Orlan, Patricia Piccinini, Tom Sanford, Joan Semmel, Joseph Stashkevetch

"Miwa Yanagi - Deutsche Bank Collection"

"Human Nature"
(Opening May 17, 2007)

"The Incomplete - The Collection of Hubert Neumann"
(Opening September 13, 2007)


General Admission $ 6
Students/Seniors $ 3
Free for Museum Members

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 6 pm, Thursday 12 to 8 pm

Getting there

Museum is located on the corner of 22nd Street and 11th Avenue. Nearest subway is C,E 23rd Street, or take any subway to 23rd Street and connect to the Westbound Crosstown Bus to 11th Avenue.


The Museum is fully accessible for the disabled, toilets on the Ground and Third Floor are also wheelchair accessible. There is a museum bookstore, and a café is scheduled to open in June 2007.

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Membership Levels range from $ 30 to $ 3,000. All membership levels include free admission, 10% discount in the store, invitations to special events, concerts, lectures, and opening receptions.
Young Associates Membership for young people who want to make friends and get connected in the New York Arts Scene ($ 100 single, $ 150 dual). Special Young Associates Events include DJ parties in the Museum, Gallery Tours, Artist Studio Visits, Auction Tours, and many more.
Corporate Membership Levels range from $ 5,000 to $ 25,000 and include entertaining privileges, donor credits, and free admission for employees.


The Museum offers various sponsorship opportunities, ranging from catalogues, promotion materials, website to complete exhibitions. For the forthcoming years, the museum is looking for an ongoing major sponsor in return for comprehensive donor acknowledgment privileges.

Venue hire

As part of its efforts to raise funds for the museum, the building is rented out for corporate and private parties. Pricing Information is available on request