Must-See Meatpacking District
by Christina Parrella, 09/01/2014 [Updated 04/29/2015]
Milk Studios and Gallery. Photo: Alexander Thompson
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Bordering art-centric Chelsea, the Meatpacking District boasts quite a few galleries itself. As a rite of passage, your first stop should be Milk Studios and Gallery, a crossroads for the fashion, art and nightlife worlds; during fashion week you could easily bump into A-listers like Anna Wintour, Jenna Lyons and Jared Leto. The multilevel space is used as a photography studio, runway stage and exhibition space showcasing photographs of celebrities, actresses and pop-culture icons.
The work at Ivy Brown Gallery is varied in nature, with its exhibitions and media encompassing photography, paintings and sculptures from established and up-and-coming artists. A block away is White Columns, which claims to be the City's oldest alternative space, its origins dating to 1970.