Installation view of “Once Upon a Time…,” curated by department chair Suzanne Anker at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street. Large artwork made with tree branches and purble screenprinting geometrical patterns on the left and black and white photographs of a women of color painted in black on the right.
Installation view of “Once Upon a Time…,” curated by department chair Suzanne Anker at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street. Large artwork made with tree branches and purble screenprinting geometrical patterns on the left and black and white photographs of a women of color painted in black on the right.
The Heart of the Art World
Meet SVA Fine Arts’ Neighbors

SVA’s Manhattan campus is in a locale jam-packed with creative resources that can enrich your learning experience. Situated in the Chelsea neighborhood — the heart of NYC’s downtown art world — you’ll find a rich scene of art galleries and museums within mere footsteps.

Whether walking to a museum for inspiration, completing an internship at a local art gallery or having an immersive learning experience with your classmates and instructor, SVA’s perfectly positioned zip code is ideal for aspiring artists.


Take it from our students. If you ask a Fine Arts major at SVA what they love about studying here, our downtown Chelsea location will always be at the center of the conversation.

Student Testimonial

Grace Zhang, Third-Year Student

Portrait of a young artist with a black shirt, dark and green hair, looking at camera.
List of Museums, Non-Profit Institutions and Art Galleries

This list of 36 hand-picked locations includes nearby museums, non-profits and art galleries. With hundreds of other inspiring locations around, students are exposed to a diverse array of art practices, artworks and cultural events to help them grow creatively and intellectually.